Easy DIY burp rag

Easy DIY Burp Rags

Easy DIY Burp Rags

To begin, every new mom could use a ton of burp rags.  Learn to make some easy DIY burp rags for yourself, your grandchildren or for some awesome baby shower gifts.  Let’s dig in!!!

The reason these are so easy is because you take purchased cloth diapers and add some cutesy fabric to one side of them.

These are the ones I purchased for these gifts ->  Gerber 10 pack cloth diapers

Cloth diapers to make easy burp rags

I pre-washed these!!!

Time to Pick your fabric

There are so many cute fabrics out there.  You only need about 1/2 yard.  You can find leftover fabric from your stash pile for these.  Measure your purchased cloth diapers.  You cut your fabric about 1″ larger than the cloth diapers.  With the ones I found, I cut my fabric 14″ x 20″.  Square up the edges.  (Be sure to cut the selvages off)

Square edge


Press your fabric.


Put your fabric right sides together.  Stitch 1/4″ seams around the outside edges, leaving a 4″ opening on one side.  Trim your fabric to match the cloth diaper.  Trim the corners.


Sew Together easy burp rags

Turn right side out through the opening.  Push all the corners out good.  Press flat.  Slip-stitch the opening closed.  You can skip that step if you wish because you are going to top stitch it.

In conclusion

You are now ready to top stitch.  Stitch 1/8″ from edge all the way around.

Topstitched burp rags

Lastly, sew a seam to join the two pieces together down each side of the middle where the thicker padding is.

Quilted burp rags

Good Job!!!  Now make a few more and you have a nice gift.

Whip out a few bibs with these DIY Baby Bibs and you have an even nicer gift.

Don’t forget a Baby Receiving Blanket, or maybe a Swaddle Blanket, or maybe even a Fleece Blanket with a satin binding.

Spoil that baby up!!!

Enjoy!  Thanks for reading.

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