Easy DIY Burp Cloths

by June Fuentes on July 11, 2016 in Activities, Creativity, Fun, Homemaking, Sewing

Today our sweet contributor, Ana, of The Lost Apron is sharing:

These burp cloths are quick and easy to make. They are great for your baby, to give to a new mom, or as a simple baby shower gift. They are made with a cloth diaper on one side and fun fabrics on the other side. Make a set in a variety of fabrics. The Lost Apron
These burp cloths are quick and easy to make.  They are great for your baby, to give to a new mom, or as a simple baby shower gift.  They are made with a cloth diaper on one side and fun fabrics on the other side.  Make a set in a variety of fabrics.

Materials needed:

  • Prefolded cloth diaper
  • Fat quarter of cotton fabric

I used Gerber Heavyweight Gauze Prefold Cloth Diapers and fabrics from Fat Quarter Shop.

Wash and dry the diapers and the fabric before making burp cloths.

 I recommend NOT using dryer sheets as they can reduce the absorption factor of the fibers.

See the shrinkage here:

 

These burp cloths are quick and easy to make. They are great for your baby, to give to a new mom, or as a simple baby shower gift. They are made with a cloth diaper on one side and fun fabrics on the other side. Make a set in a variety of fabrics. The Lost Apron
Diaper Before Washing

 

These burp cloths are quick and easy to make. They are great for your baby, to give to a new mom, or as a simple baby shower gift. They are made with a cloth diaper on one side and fun fabrics on the other side. Make a set in a variety of fabrics. The Lost Apron
Diaper After Washing

 

 

These burp cloths are quick and easy to make. They are great for your baby, to give to a new mom, or as a simple baby shower gift. They are made with a cloth diaper on one side and fun fabrics on the other side. Make a set in a variety of fabrics. The Lost Apron

Press the diaper and the fabric.  The diaper will lengthen again slightly after ironing.

These burp cloths are quick and easy to make. They are great for your baby, to give to a new mom, or as a simple baby shower gift. They are made with a cloth diaper on one side and fun fabrics on the other side. Make a set in a variety of fabrics. The Lost Apron
Place the fabric right side up.  Place the diaper on top of fabric.  Cut the fabric to the size of the diaper.

Stitch around all the edges using a 1/4″ seam allowance.  Leave an opening for turning.

I like to use Wonder Clips instead of pins and I use washi tape to remember to leave an opening.

Turn right side out and press.

These burp cloths are quick and easy to make. They are great for your baby, to give to a new mom, or as a simple baby shower gift. They are made with a cloth diaper on one side and fun fabrics on the other side. Make a set in a variety of fabrics. The Lost Apron
Stitch close to edge all around the burp cloth.  This will sew the opening closed as well.

Press again and stitch down the length of the burp cloth 1/4″ outside of the diaper stitch lines.

These burp cloths are quick and easy to make. They are great for your baby, to give to a new mom, or as a simple baby shower gift. They are made with a cloth diaper on one side and fun fabrics on the other side. Make a set in a variety of fabrics. The Lost Apron

 

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ana

My name is Ana Sullivan. I began my blog, The Lost Apron, because people would ask me for advice on parenting. My only qualifications for giving advice is that I have been there and I am proud of who my children have become. I have a daughter in college, a son and another daughter that are college graduates who are working and living on their own. I have been married for almost 30 years to a dream of a husband.

I have been a working mom, a part-time-work-at-home mom, and a stay-at-home mom. Although I have prefered being the SAHM, I try to write my blog in a way that would encourage all moms to be better moms. I hope to be the mentor mom to the young mom and the friend to the older moms and grandmothers. You can visit me over at Pinterest and Facebook. 

June Fuentes

June Fuentes is the happy wife to Steve and blessed homeschooling mother to eight beautiful children that they are raising for the Lord. She has a heart to see mothers all around the world grasp the vision of biblical motherhood and to see this noble role restored in the 21st century to the glory of God. June strongly believes that weak homes equate a weak nation and therefore blogs at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home to minister to Christian women on how to build up strong Christian homes. She is also the owner of Raising Homemakers, and is the author of the encouraging eBooks, True Christian Motherhood and How to Build a Strong Christian Home. She is the founder of Wise Woman Consulting, her service to teach women how to successfully make money blogging at home and a consultant for Lilla Rose, where you can find unique and beautiful hair products. She would love for you to join her on the journey to biblical womanhood on Facebook and Twitter at @wisewomanbuilds.

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{ 11 comments }

Gabrielle July 13, 2016

Ooh, I love these!! I will be making these soon for sure. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

Ana Sullivan August 1, 2016

Hello Gabrielle. I’m glad you are loving these. You can see other items to make for a baby on my Pinterest board. Let me know how these turn out for you.

Gloria December 31, 2016

Thank you for these detailed and easy to follow instructions. I can’t wait to make some of these for my soon-to-born grandson!

Ana Sullivan February 19, 2017

I’m glad you like these. Let me know how these turn out for you.

Bonnie Davis January 3, 2017

I love this idea. Will be making some of these for my great grandson due in a couple of weeks.

thanks,
Bonnie

Ana Sullivan February 19, 2017

Bonnie, I’m glad you like these. They are perfect for a new baby. These are so absorbent that they can hold an entire spit-up.

Jane January 20, 2017

I like this idea thank you

Ana Sullivan February 19, 2017

Jane, I’m glad you like the idea. See more on my website: http://www.thelostapron.com

Susan February 3, 2017

Hi June. These are adorable! Thanks for posting. I’m a little confused about the stitch lines down the middle of the cloths. Did you mention in the instructions when you add them? I would assume after you’ve turned inside out after stitching around the border/edging? You said “Press again and stitch down the length of the burp cloth 1/4″ outside of the diaper stitch lines” . . . do all cloth diapers have stitch lines down the center already? Also, where does one find cloth diapers these days? Thank you! Can’t wait to make these for a neighbor’s first grandchild.

Ana Sullivan February 19, 2017

Susan, so sorry about the confusion. The cloth diapers I used are folded so they are thicker (have more layers) down the center) and are stitched that way. So, yes, after you have stitched the fabric to the diaper, turn it right side out and stitch around the edges on all four sides. THEN, using the cloth diaper stitching as a guide, make two stitch lines the length of the diaper. You could stitch over the pre-sewn diaper stitch lines, but it is very thick through all the layers, so I stitched just outside these lines, 1/4″ away. I used the Gerber 5 Count Heavyweight Gauze Prefold Diapers from Amazon, found here: http://amzn.to/2kLvKat

Susan February 21, 2017

Thank you Ana; I appreciate the follow up instructions. Once I purchased the diapers, your instructions made a lot more sense. I’ll be stitching them up tomorrow; they’ll be a lovely compliment to the booties and hat I knit for a friend who is expecting a first grandchild at the beginning of March. Thank you for posting!

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