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10 Minute Burp Cloth Tutorial

10 Minute Burp Cloth Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Learn to make the easiest burp cloth EVER with this 10 Minute Burp Cloth Tutorial. This burp cloth is the perfect gift for that sweet little baby or perfect for your own little bundle.


Hello everyone! I am so excited to share the 10 Minute Burp Cloth Tutorial with you. It is the EASIEST burp cloth ever! This burp cloth will take you 10 minutes and the hardest part about it will be choosing your fabric. 🙂

I just recently had the sweetest and cutest baby girl EVER! I may be a little biased, but she is pretty cute. I love having plenty of burp cloths around for those little mishaps that occur with even the sweetest of babies. 🙂 So, when I saw this pattern at our fabulous new fabric store, I had to have it. (If you haven’t been to our new store…you HAVE to visit it. The store is amazing.) Burp cloths are so handy, and they also make amazing baby gifts. I LOVE them. So, what do you say we get started? Ready, Set, Let’s Sew!

10 Minute Burp Cloth - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Supply List:
The 10-Minute Burp Cloth Pattern (Get it Here)
*After you save the pattern to your computer…open it in a Microsoft Word Document and make it fit the whole page before you print it out.
2 Coordinating Flannel Fat Quarters
*I used the bright and beautiful fabric from the Hello Sunshine line. The Ribbon Retreat has a wonderful selection of fun and beautiful flannel.
Thread
*I used our So Fine! thread that is perfect for any project.

Let’s Do This…

10 Minute Burp Cloth - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
1. Cut out your pattern.

10 Minute Burp Cloth - The Ribbon Retreat Blog2. Fold your fat quarter in half with the selvage edges on the left and right sides.

10 Minute Burp Cloth - The Ribbon Retreat Blog3. Place your pattern on your fat quarter. You will want to put the pattern 1/4″ from the edge of your fat quarter. Place the bottom of your pattern right at the fold of your fat quarter. This is going to allow you to make 2 burp cloths.

10 Minute Burp Cloth - The Ribbon Retreat Blog4. Pin your pattern to your fat quarter so it will not move while cutting out the burp cloth.

10 Minute Burp Cloth - The Ribbon Retreat Blog5. Cut out the burp cloth.

6. Repeat steps 2-5 with your 2nd fat quarter.

10 Minute Burp Cloth - The Ribbon Retreat Blog7. You now have 2 burp cloths pieces cut out. Guess what…you are almost done. PHEW!

10 Minute Burp Cloth - The Ribbon Retreat Blog8. Iron both pieces.

10 Minute Burp Cloth - The Ribbon Retreat Blog9. Place wrong sides of fabric together and pin them together. Now comes my favorite part…the sewing.

10 Minute Burp Cloth - The Ribbon Retreat Blog10. Place your foot onto your burp cloth so you will have a 1/2″ seam all around. This is going to give you enough room to cut cute little slits along the outside edge of your burp cloths, adding a sweet little touch.

10 Minute Burp Cloth - The Ribbon Retreat Blog11. Sew all around the burp cloth. (Don’t forget to back stitch at the beginning and end.)

10 Minute Burp Cloth - The Ribbon Retreat Blog10 Minute Burp Cloth - The Ribbon Retreat Blog12. If you need to trim around the edges so they are uniform, you can trim them now to make nice clean edges.

10 Minute Burp Cloth - The Ribbon Retreat Blog10 Minute Burp Cloth - The Ribbon Retreat Blog13. Clip around the edges of your burp cloth but be SO careful not to cut all the way to the seam. I spaced mine about 1/4″ to 1/2″ apart from each other.

10 Minute Burp Cloth - The Ribbon Retreat BlogOptional: Wash your burp cloth to fray those little slits. Here is a picture of both so you can decide how you want to gift this burp cloth.

You are done! Wasn’t that amazingly fast. Now you have a perfect gift for your little one or for a sweet little friend. I rolled my burp cloths up and wrapped them with tulle.

10 Minute Burp Cloth - The Ribbon Retreat BlogThe Ribbon Retreat also has a great selection of both regular and glimmer tulle. Doesn’t this look so cute and perfect for a gift?!?

10 Minute Burp Cloth - The Ribbon Retreat Blog10 Minute Burp Cloth - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Now…use the rest of that fat quarter and make another one. Sew away!

Thank you for hanging out with us and letting me share this burp cloth tutorial with you. Please leave me a comment below if you have questions. Also, I would love to hear if you gave your burp cloth to a special little someone. TTFN!

Have a FABulous day and Happy Creating!
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45 Comments

  1. Kristie
    Posted March 5, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    I love this super easy and cute burp cloth! The tutorial is put together so that anybody can make one. Thanks Michelle!

  2. Amanda
    Posted June 16, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    Love this! Thanks so much for sharing!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted June 17, 2013 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

      Hi Amanda! Thank you for your comment! 🙂

  3. Amber
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    I am sorry I know I am probably making this a lot harder than it should be but when I save the pattern it is pdf only I can not open in Microsoft? When I printed the pattern above it only took up the top portion of my paper and everything looked blurry can someone please help
    Thank You

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted July 22, 2013 at 9:06 am | Permalink

      Hi Amber! I am sorry the pattern is not working for you. Would you care if I emailed it to you? Thanks Amber! 🙂

  4. Robin
    Posted July 29, 2013 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    Thank you! Love this! What are the final dimensions?

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted August 3, 2013 at 8:56 am | Permalink

      Hi Robin! Thank you for your comment. The dimensions of this super fun burp cloth are about 14×8 inches. Have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  5. Cindy
    Posted August 9, 2013 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

    Hello, I am so anxious to try this cute little burp cloth, but find I too am unable to save and open in Word to re-size pattern. I only have the PDF option and can’t figure out another way.
    Please help.
    Thank you

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted August 11, 2013 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

      Hi Cindy! Thank you so much for your comment. I would be happy to email you a copy of the pattern in Word if you would like. Please email me at michelle@theribbonretreat, and I will email you right away. Thank you Cindy! Michelle 🙂

  6. Salina
    Posted August 13, 2013 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    Hello, I too am having trouble to get the pattern for the burp cloth to open up so I can save it. Would you be willing to email it to me please?
    Thank You

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted August 13, 2013 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

      Hi Salina! Thank you so much for your comment! I have had a couple of concerns with the pattern not loading, so I actually went back to the post and reloaded the pattern. It is definitely working now. Yay! I am so sorry for the inconvenience! Thank you again Salina! Have a wonderful rest of your day! Michelle 🙂

  7. Viviana
    Posted August 13, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    I love this pattern but I’m unable to open…could you please email it to me?
    Question for you…I have cotton (stretchy) and terry cloth fabrics that I was going to sew together to make burp cloths and I’m wondering if this method would work with those fabrics.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted August 13, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

      Hi Viviana! Thank you so much for your comment! I actually went back to the post and reloaded the pattern. It is working now! Yay! I am sorry for the inconvenience. I would still be happy to email it to you, if you would like, but it should load right up for you now! 🙂
      For your question, terry cloth would work for sure as would the cotton; however, I have used cotton a couple of times for other burp cloths and the only problem I ran into was that it isn’t super absorbent but it always looks cute. 🙂
      I hope this helps. Thank you so much for your comment and question. Have a wonderful rest of your day! Michelle 🙂

  8. Katie
    Posted August 24, 2013 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    After realizing that I might not want to use a girly burp cloth hand-me-down from my daughter while out in public with my soon-to-arrive son, I did a little Googling for an easy pattern. This looks great, and I’m excited to try it out!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted August 26, 2013 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

      Hi Katie! Welcome and thank you for your comment! I am so glad you found our awesome tutorial and pattern. This burp cloth seriously goes together in 10 minutes and works so good. I hope you love them as much as I do! Have a great day! Michelle 🙂

  9. christine
    Posted February 9, 2014 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    I clicked on the link and it opened it in another tab on my web browser. how do I get it to open as a word doc?

    • Posted February 10, 2014 at 9:45 am | Permalink

      Hi Christine! Thank you so much for your question. I would be happy to email you a pattern if that will help. You can email me your email address to michelle@theribbonretreat.com. I am sorry for the hassle. Thank you and have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  10. Jeanette Lawrence
    Posted December 28, 2014 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    Could you email a pame the pattern, I could not get it to work either. thks

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted December 30, 2014 at 8:33 am | Permalink

      Hi Jeanette! Thank you so much for your comment! I have emailed you the pattern! Good luck and thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  11. Nancy Brady
    Posted January 3, 2015 at 7:10 am | Permalink

    I am obviously computer challenged also. Would you be so kind to also email me the pattern? Thank you.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted January 3, 2015 at 7:56 am | Permalink

      Hi Nancy! Yes of course! I would be happy to email you that pattern. Thank you and have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  12. donna
    Posted February 13, 2015 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    When I printed the pattern it is the size of 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper. Is this correct or is it printing to big.
    Thanks

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted February 13, 2015 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

      Hi Donna! Thank you for your question! Yes, printing the pattern out on an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper is perfect! Have a wonderful day and thank you again! Michelle 🙂

  13. Posted February 18, 2015 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    I l,ove your design and tutorial.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted February 19, 2015 at 8:07 am | Permalink

      Hi Irina! Thank you so much! Have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  14. Hannah Kielmeyer
    Posted March 8, 2015 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    Hi I just found the design but it won’t let me open with Microsoft word is there anyway you can send me the completed pattern by email?

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted March 9, 2015 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

      Hi Hannah! Thank you for stopping by! Yes, I just emailed that to you! Please let me know if there is anything else I can do for you! Have a great day! Michelle 🙂

  15. Andrea Bradberry
    Posted April 7, 2015 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    Can you send me a copy of the pattern please? Thanks, Andrea

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted April 17, 2015 at 8:33 am | Permalink

      Hi Andrea! Thank you for your question. I have emailed you the pattern. Have a wonderful day and thank you again! Michelle 🙂

  16. bev
    Posted June 18, 2015 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    Hi I am anxious to try this could you email me the pattern please
    Thank you

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted June 23, 2015 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

      Hi Bev! Yay! You are going to love making this fun little burp cloth. I have emailed the pattern to you! Good luck and Happy Sewing! Michelle 🙂

  17. sandy
    Posted July 23, 2015 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    Hi! I love your burp cloth tutorial. You did such a nice job explaining everything. I would like to make some of these burps but am having difficulty with the formatting. Would you please send me the pattern in an email? Thank you so much!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted July 30, 2015 at 10:37 am | Permalink

      Hi Sandy! Thank you so much! Yes, I would be happy to email you the pattern! Thank you again and have so much fun making these adorable burp cloths! Michelle 🙂

  18. Posted August 6, 2015 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    Can you please email me the pattern for the 10 minute burp rag. I cannot seem to get it downloaded. Thank you so much. I am anxious to make some.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted August 7, 2015 at 11:18 am | Permalink

      Hi Linda! Yes, I would be happy to email you the pattern for these fun burp rags. Thank you and have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  19. Gina
    Posted October 25, 2015 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

    Could you please email me the pattern for the 10 minute burp rag. I’m unable to get it downloaded. Thanks a bunch. I got all the fabric and am exited to make these for my nieces baby shower.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted November 4, 2015 at 7:01 am | Permalink

      Hi Gina! Yes…I would be happy to email that pattern to you! Have a great day! Michelle 🙂

  20. Victoria Springstead
    Posted November 22, 2015 at 11:22 pm | Permalink

    What is a Fat Quarter ??

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted November 24, 2015 at 7:31 am | Permalink

      Hi Victoria! Thank you for your question. A Fat Quarter is a piece of fabric that is approximately 18″ x 21″ in size. Have a great day! Michelle 🙂

  21. Sandy
    Posted January 8, 2016 at 11:36 am | Permalink

    I printed off this patterns months ago and made several darling burp cloths. Unfortunately I left the pattern at my daughter’s and she can’t find it. When I brought up your website and clicked on the pattern, it just brought me back to the home page – ugh. I see where you have e-mailed the pattern to others, and wondered if you would mind e-mailing it to be as well? Thank you so much and I look forward to making some really cute burp cloths for my daughter’s friend who is having twins very soon!!

    Sandy

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted January 18, 2016 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

      Hi Sandy! Thank you so much for sharing! I would love to email you the pattern! Have a great day and thank you again! Michelle 🙂

  22. Sheila
    Posted March 3, 2016 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for the pattern. I didn’t have any problem opening it in the appropriate format for the extension of the file. Appreciate you taking the time to do this.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted March 9, 2016 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

      Hi Sheila! You are so welcome! Have a great day and thank you for your comment! Michelle 🙂

  23. Diana Hanson
    Posted April 2, 2016 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    I just saw your post and am anxious to make the burp cloths for my great granddaughter. I am also having a problem getting the pattern downloaded. I would appreciate very much if you could e-mail me the pattern. Thank you for taking your time and effort to assist.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted April 2, 2016 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

      Hi Diana! Awesome! You are going to have so much fun making these fun burp clothes! They are so easy and quick! I apologize for the trouble you are having getting the pattern downloaded! I have emailed you the pattern. If you continue to have issues, please do not hesitate to contact me again! Have a wonderful day and thank you! Michelle 🙂

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