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How to Make a Burp Cloth from a Diaper

How to Make a Burp Cloth from a Diaper- Follow this tutorial for how to make a burp cloth very quickly by adorning a cloth diaper. #howtomakeaburpcloth #diyburpcloth

Old school cloth diapers make excellent burp cloths! In order to make them cute you can add a little bit of fabric to one side. I made a few of these for a baby shower this past weekend so today I’m going to show you how to make a burp cloth from a diaper.

Supplies to Make a Burp Cloth from a Diaper

materials needed to make a burp cloth from a cloth diaper

How to Make a Burp Cloth from a Diaper Tutorial

Prepare Your Fabrics & Diapers

Wash, dry, and iron your fabrics and the cloth diapers. I really didn’t bother with ironing the cloth diapers since they’re so gauzy. But make sure you give your fabrics a good press.

Make Your Fabric Rectangles

Take a rectangle of fabric and place it on your ironing board with the right side down. Use the hemming ruler to fold the edge of the fabric over 1/2 inch and press it down.

using the hemming ruler to press each side over half an inch

Repeat this process on all 4 sides.

Sew the Fabric Rectangles on to the Diapers

Pin a rectangle on top of the center section of the cloth diaper. Then sew all the way around the edge of the rectangle, sewing about 1/4 in or less from the edge.

the cotton fabric rectangle once it's been pressed and is centered on top of the cloth diaper
the rectangle sewn on to the cloth diaper
the back of the cloth diaper

Trim your strings and you’re all done!

For this burp cloth set I made a set of 3. I like to make up a set of 3 or 5 burp cloths from coordinating fabrics. Sometimes I’ll make up a set of 4 if there are only 2 prints in a collection that I like and I’ll make 2 of each kind.

I like to fold them in thirds and then half for gifting.

the burp cloth folded into thirds
the burp cloth then folded in half
a set of three coordinating burp cloths

If you try the tutorial please let me know in the comments below and do not hesitate to ask if you should have any questions!

How to Make a Burp Cloth from a Diaper- Learn How to make a burp cloth from a diaper following this simple tutorial. #howtomakeaburpclothfromadiaper #sewingprojects

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