Monday, August 8, 2011

Simple Burp Cloth Tutorial w/free pattern!

Hey everyone!!
I just wanted to share a quick tutorial with you today (with a free pattern).Little Chloe spits up...a lot. And I don't have many burp cloths. So I wanted to make some real quick with items I had on hand in my stash. So I used cotton and fleece I had left over from Ric Rac Recieving blankets.

Supplies Needed:
-9 1/2" x 13 1/2" cotton (at least)
-9 1/2" x 13 1/2" flannel (at least)
-burp cloth pattern (click on 'file' and then click on 'download'. When it downloads, open the document, click 'print' and set on 'Full page print', but make sure the 'Fit picture to frame' is not checked)
-sewing basics

First, print off the PDF pattern (link above) Fold your cotton fabric in half width wise. Line the marked "fold" on the pattern with the fold of your fabric. (Please excuse the lack of "nice pattern" in the pictures. I used my original hand-drawn one)Cut it out.

Repeat with the flannel.Line them up right-sides together.Pin.Sew 1/4" from the edge, all the way around, leaving a 3-4" gap at the top of one end of the burp cloth for turning.Turn right sides out and press.Top stitch 1/8" all the way around.Do a second top stitch 1/4" all the way around (if desired. I like the look of it)And that's it!!I also did this one with ric rac around the edges! To do that, use the method from my Ric Rac Recieving Blanket tutorial.Let me know if you have any questions!! And if you make some, add them to my Flickr group!! I'd love to see them!!
FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY PLEASE!

PATTERN NOTE: I've just updated the pattern so you should be able to download it. See the link above. If the link won't work for you, let me know and I'll email it to you. But please try the link first. It's so much easier that way, and less time consuming for me. Thank you and enjoy!!!

58 comments:

Jen @ My Own Road said...

I love the shape of them, perfect for throwing one over your shoulder. Haley was a big spitter upper (possibly not a word lol) too, and we basically kept a bib on her until she was 11 months old, so I went through a ton of burp clothes. Wish mine looked as cute at these!!

Jacque said...

What a cute set of burp cloths!! Thanks for sharing this tutorial!

Jacque @ Jacque's Soda Parlor
thesodaparlor.blogspot.com

P.S. I'm your newest follower! Please stop by my blog and visit. I would love to see you there!

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Anonymous said...

I had trouble sizing this on my computer (pattern) so when it's finished would the size be 9 x 13, just making sure I printed pattern right! Ty!

Laura said...

Love the tut! Could you please email me the pattern? sewingmom42(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

I just went and bought some of these as I didn't have a pattern, but I can assure you, the next ones I give as gifts will be made from your pattern. Thank you so much.

Jane
Louisiana

Jeff, Cassi and Forest Trish said...

I love these. They look so simple.

Sarah said...

Made some of my own using this tutorial! Loving the ric rac!
http://purposefullyhome.wordpress.com/2011/09/26/what-to-sew-next-that-is-the-question/

Joan Peterson said...

Having problems coping your pattern .. Could u send me the pattern ? Joansewnsew@comcast.net A big Thank u

The Bahtijars said...

im having problems as well could you send it to me through email? arben.sam@gmail.com

Valuhrie said...

Hi Nikki! Love your burp cloth pattern...would you email it to me please? Thanks :) Vickie

Anonymous said...

Hi!! This looks really fun but i am not sure I am sizing it right when printing. Was wondering if you could please email me the pattern? lilbit0926@yahoo.com. Thank you!!
~Libby

Anonymous said...

These are the cutest ones I have found! Could you please email me the pattern? bdreamerb@hotmail.com Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Love these burp clothes!!
Could you
please send me the pattern.

Larceneaux915@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Hi! These are the cutest things ever! I would love to make some of these for my sister in law but I can't open the link to the pattern. Would it be possible to email it to me at Rebeccajohnson81@hotmail.com ? Thanks so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I love the shape of these burp cloths; what a great idea. Could you please email me the pattern?

Thank you so much.
b_johnson1@charter.net

Belle said...

Love the shape! please email me the pattern :) thx
belindarobinson7@gmail.com

Margo Jean Stewart said...

I love this pattern. This will be a great Christmas gift for my new little niece. Could you please email me your pattern - margo.stewart@gmail.com. Thank you!

KY Girl said...

HI, I lovethese clothes. Could u send me the patter, I tried 6 times and i wont let e open the pattern or download it. Thanks,Lisa
email is lisagrubb@aol.com

KYMom25 said...

Hi! I love this pattern and would appreciate if you could email it to me. I tried to click the link and it won't open. My email is TRogers1986@gmail.com. Thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey I love this burp rag pattern and as a first time sewing machine owner I'd love to try this out. I cannot get the pattern to work so could you please email it to me? I would really appreciate it! greekfire33@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Hi! I love this pattern and would appreciate if you could email it to me. I tried to click the link and it won't open. My email is alvaradobrittany@rocketmail.com Thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

Could you also send me the pattern. When I print I am not getting the right size. My e-mail is pawuser@aol.com.

Thanks
Pat

Anonymous said...

Hello
I also cannot access the pattern, can you please email it to livpomroy@gmail.com?

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Could you please email me the pattern as well - having difficulty uploading - what is the size to be?

I am expecting twin grambabes - so excited and need to keep myself busy!! thank you

hanerd@msu.edu

Tammy said...

Hello, in seeing all the request for the pattern I feel bad to ask you to email it to me, but I tried everything and no go. This is by FAR the cutest one ever and I wld love to have it. Would you be so kind to send me the pattern @ ndiangrl65@aol.com, please?Just when you get a chance, thankyou so much! I am new to sewing or I might wld even try to swing hand drawing it myself, but I am sure that wld be a disaster!
Thank you in advance!
Tammy

Anonymous said...

I cannot get the pattern to open to the correct size. Please email it to travelmom1@hotmail.com.

Thank you!

Darla said...

I have tried several times to open the pattern, but not working for me. Would you please email me the pattern to etxbeauty@yahoo.com. I just found out my daughter is pregnant and I am gonna be a MeMaw!! I would like to make her lots of these. Thank you so much:)

Brandy Lynne said...

Hi! I've printed the pattern but not sure I have the correct size - if you can kindly email it to me I'm excited to make these for my little girl coming this Oct.

livingfaithandlove@gmail.com

Crystal miller said...

Hello! I would love to make these but for some reason can't open the pattern link if you could email it to me that would be awesome. kisstal_20@hotmail.com. Thank you so much

Anonymous said...

For some reason I can't open the link either. could you please send the pattern to me dc_fremont@hotmail.com. Thanks so much

Carolyn

Marcee said...

Could you please send me this cute pattern? Marceemoo (at) aol.com. Thank you!!!

kmer said...

Hi! Love these! Thank you for the tutorial! I have made one set so far, and I have a question.

The ends of my burp cloths seem to curl up and won't lie flat. I used some extra minky fabric instead of flannel with both, but with the second one I made I added an extra middle layer of flannel for increased thickness. Any suggestions for getting mine to lie flat? Thanks again!!

Anonymous said...

Can you plz email me the pattern it will not let me dl it babyabshire@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I have tried several times to download this pattern but can only download a miniature size - can you email me a pattern that is regular size? Thank you so much --
crystal_higgins@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said...

Love these, but I cannot get the pattern to load so I can download and print it. Could you please send to me at kberkeland@hotmail.com

KelB said...

OOPS, I figured it out! No need for anything emailed, thanks. Kel (kberkeland@hotmail.com)

Anonymous said...

I cannot get the pattern to download correctly. It just downloads as a .jpg and I cannot get it to the right size when it does that. Can you please email it to me jscholl@live.com Thank you so much!

Mary said...

I love this pattern, but I can only open it as a tiny jpg file. Could you email it to me? I would appreciate it so, so much! (bobbinsew27@yahoo.com) Thank you!

Kristi M. said...

What a fun pattern! And I love the use of the large rickrack. Anyway, I can not get the pattern to download. Do you mind emailing it to me at keepsakesbykristi@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I downloaded the pattern about 4 months ago when my step daughter announced she was pregnant. I love using the material I already have in my stash, but it was hard to resist buying more. I've made over a dozen and keeps me busy on the days I want to stay in. I found a bib pattern some else posted on their site and each burp cloth has a matching bib. Take care, I was upset to read of your recent setback, you seemed to have so much energy. Kathy

Anonymous said...

I have tried to print this pattern but it won't let me. I keep getting an error message. Could you please email it to me sllux(at)hotmail(dot)com? Thank you so much

Jamie Tomasulo said...

Any chance I could get the pattern emailed to me also, having trouble downloading it. JmeTom@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I think the reason it is not printing correctly, is that people are only clicking on the link and then printing from this page. Your further instructions indicate to select 'file'and then 'download' and unselect ''fit to page' option. Printing this way I had no problem, but printing from the first page that viewed after clicking on your link resulted in a small pattern

Hope that helps

Anonymous said...

Hi Nikki, my apologies, but I can't get the pattern to download or to open. If you would be so kind as to send me the pattern I would greatly appreciate it. I have a granddaughter due in April & want to get some of these made! My e-mail: jkmcmom@windstream.net
Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Could you email me the pattern at racecarmama27@aol.com. Thanks

Lyudmila said...

Can you email me the patter. Thank You
Lyudmilochka.g@gmail.com

Lyudmila said...

Can you email me the patter. Thank You
Lyudmilochka.g@gmail.com

Mom2Caleigh said...

Would you please email the pattern. I really want to make these (for a shower this week) - and I waited until the last moment!!
"dlfrench (at) bellsouth (dot) net"

Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

Can you email me the pattern as well!
smithfamiyga@hotmail.com
Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if you would email me your pattern? I would appreciate it! Thanks in advance!
marcieb_77@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Created a template so I wouldn't have to keep printing. I added 1 inch to the pattern template (2 inches) in the middle to give a little more length. Looks a little dog-bone shaped, but fits over the shoulder nicely. Also used flannel for one side, towel material for the other. Nice and easy, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so,so much for sharing!We are getting a new little grandson next week and I am looking forward to making some of these!! I had no trouble downloading or printing the pattern,, your instructions were so easy to follow!! Once again thank you so much !!

Anonymous said...

I love this but am unable to download pattern. Can you email it to me? Dscho77@comcast.net Thanks for Sharing!!

Anonymous said...

Super cute.... Love it.. But I can't also download the pattern... Can you email it to me lulu4033@yahoo.com...
Thank you

Anonymous said...

I want to try to make this! Can you send me the pattern as the link wouldn't work for me.

verde11_m@yahoo.com

Thank you!

Hunted said...

I tried and tried but it won't open for me. Could you pls email me the pattern? trinity_dm67@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Please email the burp cloth pattern to cpr-wer@sbcglobal.net and thanks so much! I want to make some for a baby shower next month.
Sincerely,
Coleen Reed