Diy Personalized Baby Burp Cloths


A friend of mine recently had a baby girl. For her shower, I wanted to give her something unique and pretty, yet handy for everyday use. I found instructions on the Internet to make personalized burp clothes and I just had to try them out! This is my version.

Before I tell y’all how to make these cute little rags, I want to say something to all you expert seamstresses out there who might be reading this. I am a beginner at sewing, so the way I made these might not be the “proper” way, but it worked! And, I had fun making them.

Things you’ll need:

  • Cloth diapers (you can find them at Walmart)
  • A fat quarter of any kind of pretty cotton material
  • A fat quarter of plain white or off-white cotton material
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Pins

Step 1

Take one cloth diaper and fold it in half, and iron flat (this will be the back of the burp rag). Cut cloth diaper into a 10” x 18” rectangle. Cut the crease where it is folded to make two pieces, but keep pieces on top of each other.  Iron and set aside. Repeat this process using the plain white cotton material.

Cloth diaper folded in half

Cloth diaper folded in half


Cut cloth diaper into a 10×18 rectangle


Cut the cloth diaper in half by cutting along the fold

Step 2

Cut a 10” x 18” rectangle out of the pretty cotton material. Set aside.

Step 3

Layer the three rectangles as follows.  The bottom layer is the cloth diaper. Next, place the pretty material on top of the cloth diaper with the right side facing the cloth diaper. Finally, place the white cotton material on the very top then pin.  Below is a picture of how it should look.


Layer the material. On the bottom-cloth diaper-pretty material-white cloth



Step 4

Sew along the edge on three sides on the cloth. Leave one end open.

Sew along the edge on three sides

Sew along the edge on three sides

IMG_2926Step 5

Trim the corners and turn right side out then iron flat. Pin back the edges and sew the top.

The burp cloth turned right side out


Pin back the edges and sew the top.

Step 6

Sew two lines on the burp cloth to divide into three even parts. This makes it easier to fold. Iron flat and trim threads. You’re finished!

Sew two lines to devide cloth into three parts

Sew two lines to divide cloth into three parts




About Livvy

I'm a homeschooled teenager and live on a "mini farm" with my wonderful Dad, Mom and three younger siblings. I love to create things. My main hobbies are crocheting, gardening, baking and taking walks in the woods. I am not your average girl, I'm a country girl. I love to drive and crank up some bluegrass in my dusty car.
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