Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Burp Rags

With Tucker arriving in about a month, I wanted to make some cute burp cloths! They were super easy, and turned out really cute!

I started with a 6 pack of Gerber 6-ply Cloth Diapers. I found mine at Target. I've heard that the 6-ply holds up better than some of the others over time.
Next, I chose my fabric, and cut it a little larger than the size of the middle section. If you're wanting to save some money, buy the Fat Quarters at a Quilting or Fabric store, and cut them into thirds. This will give you 3 burp rags with the same pattern!
Then, iron your seam allowance to the wrong side, I usually use about a quarter of an inch seam allowance.

Finally, place the fabric right side up on top of the diaper, pin, and sew around the edge. I used a zig zag stitch that went halfway over the fabric, and halfway over the diaper.

And, Ta-Da!
You can monogram or put an applique to snaz them up a bit! Mine haven't been monogramed yet, but they will be!!! Enjoy!


  1. Kelly, this is hilarious--that's the EXACT way I make mine, except I fold as I pin (instead of ironing) and I use a straight stitch because my machine is old and sometimes the feed messes up and my zig-zags get all inconsistent. I guess I'm too OCD to have inconsistent zig-zags on something that catches spit-up. Anyway, I LOVE your fabrics and they are going to look so great with the colors of your nursery! Thanks for posting pics!

  2. Kristen, LOL, I think I'm too OCD to fold instead of iron! lol Alica, I'm sure this would be cake for you, especially since you make those ADORABLE hooter hiders!!!!