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My Favorite Burp Rags

A few weeks ago I told you I had made a gift for someone but couldn’t tell you what it was until after they received it.  Well, she has received her gift!  Part of it was my world famous homemade burp rags.  I love love LOVE these rags!  I’ve made them for almost every baby I have given a gift to ever since Aiden was born.  They are super soft, very absorbent and can be super duper cute depending on the fabric you pick out.  Another added bonus is how long they are.  They are long enough to hang down your back a bit so when Baby unloads it’s whole bottle on your shoulder the rag catches most of it instead of having a surprise running down your back.  If you can sew AT ALL, even if you can only sew semi-straight/mostly curvy lines, you can make these!


1/4 yard baby snuggle flannel

thread (I always use white, but you can color coordinate if you want to)

Only 2 items in the supply list?  YES!  I told you they are easy!

Step 1:

Fold your fabric in half RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER.  Don’t worry about the long sides being perfectly matched, just make sure the short end is lined up good.  No need to pin unless you are OCD.IMG_0284IMG_0285

Step 2:

Starting at the folded end, sew a 1/4” seam allowance (put the edge of your presser foot against the edge of the fabric) the entire length of the rag.  Cut the thread and go back to the folded end and sew the other long side.  *If your fabric didn’t match up exactly along the edges make sure you are sewing along the edge of the piece that is shorter so you catch both pieces of fabric.IMG_0287

Step 3:

Turn the rag RIGHT SIDE OUT.  Turn under the end that is not connected about a 1/2”, then sew across the end on top of the fabric using a 1/4” seam allowance again.  (It’s a burp rag, for goodness sake, who cares if you can see this seam?)IMG_0288IMG_0290

Step 4:

Iron the rag nice and flat.

Step 5:

Starting a couple of inches in from the short end, sew a straight or curvy line all the way down the length of the rag to within a couple of inches from the other end. 


And that’s it! 

Have fun picking out the fabric, there are so many cute designs to choose from.  Tell the mom you are giving these to to wash them a couple of times before use, that will make them super soft and absorbent.


I think when I make some for the baby I’m going to add some ribbon tags along the sides to make it double as a tagsie and burp rag. 

This is a super easy, super quick project to make. Each one takes less than 5 minutes.

Happy sewing!



  1. When I come to Iowa in the summer (this is still happening) this is one of the things you're going to teach me along with making jam. I also definitely want to go pick corn.

  2. I needed those when my boys were babies! I had some MAJOR spitters ;)

  3. SOOO ADORABLE!!! You should open a shop….

  4. How fun! I wish I had these with the kids. With Molly I had all matchy ones, and poor Brady I used dish towels some times, because I never had any clean!!

    Happy Halloween!

  5. Those are cute! I think you should definitely make some with ribbons. Kids love taggies!

  6. I'm with Ang! When we're all together in IA you're going to have to do an arts/crafts/jamming session for us.
    My MIL made a bunch of burp rags that seem very similar to this and I LOVED them!

  7. Oh those are perfect! You're so crafty!!!

  8. I LOVED them and can't wait to use them!!!!