A quick sew which makes a great baby shower gift, especially when combined with matching bibs.


  • 2 types of Flannelette Fabric
  • Thread
  • Existing burp cloth


  1. Trace around you existing burp cloth onto the 2 fabrics so they mirror each other, leaving a 3/8 inch extra seam allowance.
  2. Place your fabric pieces right sides together and pin.
  3. Stitch together using a 3/8 inch seam allowance and leave a 2 inch gap for turning.
  4. Trim edges and clip corners. Snip any curved edges.
  5. Turn right way out and iron. Fold the edges of the turning hole in and press.
  6. Top stitch around the outside using a complimentary thread and beginning with the turning hole to close it.


If you don’t have a burp bib handy to trace you can find plenty of free patters online. Or you can just cut rectangles - 30cm wide and 50cm high gives me a size I’m happy with but do what works for you.

Want other brilliant projects sent to you?

You'll need to check this email to complete your signup.


This project was posted by:

  • mom478886
    • 10 Aug 2021
      6:54 am

Post your project
  • i wish i knew this method earlier. i would have save some $$$


  • I’ve made so many burb/dribble cloths and they have really come in handy. The difference I made was to use toweling fabric on one side, then the fabric side I matched to whatever bandana bib I was making. Super cute, and a great idea for baby showers or a mum and bub dignity bag.


  • I have been using these burp cloths for a few weeks now and I am very impressed with their quality and performance. They are soft, absorbent, and easy to wash. They come in a variety of cute patterns and colors that match my baby’s outfits. They are also large enough to cover my shoulder and chest when I burp my baby, preventing any spit-up from staining my clothes. I would highly recommend these burp cloths to any new parent who is looking for a practical and stylish product


  • I need to invest in a sewing machine. To be able to make these Burp Cloths would be wonderful.


  • I Love the idea of these

    • Also a great way to refurbish old towels or left over materials into something practical and at little to no expense


  • How are these and easy to make thank you


  • These look super duper easy to make! I still love tinkering away and making projects on my sewing machine. Last thing I made was a blanket for my new bub.


  • Just bought a sewing machine from Spotlight – might give this a go :)


  • You really can’t have too many burp cloths.


  • Love these. You can never have too many burp cloths around with a new born! They would make gorgeous baby shower gifts too


  • Absolutely love them and those fabrics!!


  • These are fantastic! Thank you!


  • These are great, I cleaned out my linen cupboard and cut up excess flannelette sheets and towels, one for each side and it made alot! Perfect for baby!


  • A nice idea, thanks so much for sharing.


  • I love the personal touch! You can literally match a theme or you your favourite colours/characters. These would make lovely gifts


Post a comment
Add a photo
Your MoM account

Lost your password?

Enter your email and a password below to post your comment and join MoM:

↥ Back to top

Thanks For Your Star Rating!

Would you like to add a written rating or just a star rating?

Write A Rating Just A Star Rating