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How to Make Burp Cloths from Flannel

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Hedgehog flannel burp cloths that were handmade. Super cute.

How to make burp cloths from flannel. This free and easy burp cloths pattern is perfect for a beginner sewist.

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One of my favorite baby shower gifts is to make burp cloths for the mother-to-be. I’ve made burp cloths from cloth diapers, which are AWESOME. But I also love these burp cloths that I make from two layers of flannel.

Flannel comes in so many cute designs that it’s fun to find something that matches the baby’s nursery theme.

How to Sew Flannel Burp Cloths


  • Flannel fabric
  • Sewing machine, thread, scissors, seam ripper, etc.
  • Download my pattern (or make your own!)

Flannel Burp Cloth Tutorial

I made my own pattern for this because I like my burp cloths wider and longer than some of the store bought ones. My kids have all been pukers sooooo… bigger is better.

First, cut out two layers of flannel with your pattern.

Here’s the original burp cloths that I made…

Flannel burp cloths being cut out of pink bird fabric.

And some new ones when I went to update this post! Note that I folded my flannel fabric right sides together so I can cut two layers at once.

Cutting out my burp cloth pattern on flannel fabric.

Pin the pieces right sides together. Sew around the burp cloth, leaving a small area to turn the burp cloth right sides out.

If you want your project to look EXTRA nice, snip little cuts along the curves, making sure not to cut the stitching. When you do this, the

Snip the corners so the seams will press down nicely when you turn it right sides out.


Turning the burp cloths right sides out.


Pressing the burp cloths before topstitching.

Top stitch. You can add stitching down the middle like I did, or skip that part.

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Get the tutorial and pattern for these easy to sew flannel burp cloths!

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