Baby Bib Pattern and Burp Cloth Tutorial

DIY Baby Burp Cloths with Free Pattern


Rei Baby has hit that point where it seems that all she does is dribble, dribble dribble.

I did make a stash of these Baby Burp Cloths prior to her arrival, but we are using them faster than I can wash them, so I thought I’d make some more and share my pattern with you. I’ve made these burp cloths with both towelling and flannelette – the tutorial below shows me using towelling.


  • Towelling (I made 6 burp cloths from 1/2 metre)
  • Contrast fabric (I used cotton quilting squares and cut 2 burp cloths from each square)
  • Scissors
  • Sewing Machine
  • Matching cotton thread
  • Free Pattern Baby Burp Cloth Template

It is a good idea to wash your fabric first.

I’ve used a 1.5 cm seam allowance.


  1. Print the template and cut around the edge. Pin it to your fabric along the fold and cut one out of each of your fabrics.
  2. Pin your fabrics face side together, placing pins at one end on the corresponding dots. Starting at one dot, sew along the outer edge until you reach the other dot leaving the sections between the 2 dots un-sewn. Use a serger/overlocker if you have it, or like me use zigzag stitch and trim the edges.
  3. Turn the fabric right side out and press with an iron (I use a ruler/knitting needle to help push out the curves). Fold the open end in so that both sides of the fabric align and press.
  4. Sew as close to the edge as you can going all the way around the perimeter. Use the Edge Stitch foot if you have it.
  5. Press one last time with an iron and you’re all done. Why not personalise them with your very own custom fabric tag?

Baby Burp Cloth Montage

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