28 June 2011

burp cloth pattern

I was asked if I could share the pattern for the burp cloths I made some friends back here.
burp cloths
So I made a downloadable pdf with the pattern and tutorial for making some just like mine.  They are super-simple to make (you can make 4 in less than an hour), and they are SO USEFUL.  I really prefer to call them "baby slobber control devices".

Anyway, you can find the pattern here on my website, or on Burdastyle.

The burp cloths have quilting cotton tops, flannel bottoms, and absorbent interior layers.

I used these Gerber Flatfold Cloth Diapers from that I bought from Amazon for the absorbent layer, because I wanted my burp cloths to be absorbent, yet not unreasonably hefty.  These 1-ply diapers are a little thin, so I used 2 layers in each burp cloth.  Each diaper is 27 inches square, big enough to get 4 pieces out of a single diaper if you are careful, enough for 2 burp cloths.
cloth diapers make great absorbent layers
But if you want to use another material for the absorbent layer, you could imagine a layer of terry cloth, or a second layer of flannel would probably work equally as well as the diapers. (You could also make these without the addition of an absorbent layer, but I highly recommend the extra protection).

Anyway, the instructions are pretty simple, but if you have any questions, please ask.

And if you happen to try the pattern, I would love your feedback, and to see pictures!

1 comment:

  1. I just made six of these for a friends great grandbaby. They turned out so cute and were very easy to make! I even embroidered "burp" on them. Wish I knew how to post a picture. Thanks for the great pattern.
    ~Michelle

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