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DIY curved burp cloth free pattern for baby

DIY curved baby burp cloth free sewing pattern and tutorial. Upcycle old towels or use your own fabric to make these comfortable curved burp cloths - makes a great DIY baby gift.

This curved baby burp cloth free sewing pattern is reversible, recycled, and super easy to make — you’ll be able to knock out this DIY burp cloth pattern in no time flat.

During my nesting frenzy before our son Liam was born, I rummaged through all our towels (among other things) and set aside the ones that had seen better days. This gray one had frayed edges but was softly broken in and I still liked the shade. So I put the towel into my “keep” pile to think about what I could make with it.

DIY curved baby burp cloth free sewing pattern and tutorial. Upcycle old towels or use your own fabric to make these comfortable curved burp cloths.

Meanwhile, I saw these curved burp cloths at a local baby boutique. Hmm, all of Elise’s burp cloths are not only pink but also rectangular (including the burp cloths that I made with loops for holding toys or binkies and my Planes, Trains and Automobiles burp cloths). I liked the idea of a curved, reversible baby burp cloth pattern that would fit nicely on my shoulder without bunching at my neck. So I sketched out this curved free baby burp cloth pattern using myself as a model.

DIY curved baby burp cloth free sewing pattern and tutorial. Upcycle old towels or use your own fabric to make these comfortable curved burp cloths.

You can either use recycled towels and bias tape like I did or just substitute cute cotton fabric on the front and either muslin or terry cloth on the back.

DIY curved baby burp cloth free sewing pattern and tutorial. Upcycle old towels or use your own fabric to make these comfortable curved burp cloths.

And the curve on these burp cloths works great for protecting chests and backs! I wish I would have made even more. Hmm, maybe I’ll have to fray some more towels on purpose…

Free curved baby burp cloth sewing pattern

WANNA MAKE IT? Keep reading for my free sewing pattern, step-by-step tutorial and supply list for making curved baby burp cloths –>


DIY curved baby burp cloth free sewing pattern and tutorial. Upcycle old towels or use your own fabric to make these comfortable curved burp cloths - makes a great DIY baby gift.

Supplies for making a curved baby burp cloth (with affiliates):

How to make a DIY curved baby burp cloth:

DIY curved burp cloth free sewing pattern

Print my free curved burp cloth pattern (PDF) and assemble – print one middle and two front/back and tape together. Place on the top of your towel — I weighed mine down with Shane’s beer stein collection, a poor-man’s pattern weights. Trace around the pattern using an air soluble fabric marking pen.

DIY curved burp cloth free sewing pattern

Cut out the curved burp cloth using good fabric scissors. Now if you’re substituting a cotton fabric front and muslin or terry on the back, cut out one front and one back, wrong sides together.

How to make burp cloths tutorial patterns

Now it’s a good idea to follow my detailed “how to sew bias tape tutorial — no measuring or pinning required” to get the full instructions. I’ll just paraphrase here but do click over to the full instructions especially if you’re new to sewing on bias tape.

Open up the double fold bias tape and fold down the corner. I love the stripes, yes?

How to make burp cloths tutorial patterns

Sew along the fold. Now you don’t need to pin or measure up-front as long as you generally have enough bias tape to get around the burp cloth.

How to make burp cloths tutorial patterns

Sew around the curves. Should be a pretty easy sew.

How to make burp cloths tutorial patterns

When you reach the beginning again, overlap the bias tape an inch or so.

How to make burp cloths tutorial patterns

And cut.

How to make burp cloths tutorial patterns

Now flip the bias tape.

How to make burp cloths tutorial patterns

You can use barrettes instead of pins especially if you’re using 1/2″ double fold bias tape.

How to make burp cloths tutorial patterns

But if you’re using 1/4″ double-fold bias tape like I was, as well as a towel, it’s probably easiest to pin. I used a combination – barrettes along the straight sides and pins where it got curvy.

How to make burp cloths tutorial patterns

I even had to trim up the towel around one of the curves because I had sewed the bias tape too far away. No shame in fixing it a little first, yes?

How to make burp cloths tutorial patterns

Sew down the bias tape close to the edge, making sure to catch the backside.

How to make burp cloths tutorial patterns

And voila! A cute reversible, functional, curved and contoured burp cloth from a recycled towel.

How to make burp cloths tutorial patterns

How to make burp cloths tutorial patterns

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rosa marchiano

Wednesday 7th of January 2015

Gracias por el tutorial!! muy bueno!

Kay Sherwood

Saturday 22nd of February 2014

Great idea I will be making a few of these and taking them to Hong Kong when I get to meet my new granddaughter, Thank you

Claire

Monday 21st of January 2013

I am really out of touch with what things are helpful to parents and babies, but am surrounded by friends with children. This looks like a great project. Thank you!

Ana

Monday 16th of July 2012

Very cute! I love that bias tape.

Kathy Beymer

Tuesday 17th of July 2012

Thanks! Yeah, I think a patterned bias tape is the way to go on this project.

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