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This simple tutorial shows you how to make light-weight and versatile DIY muslin burp cloths in under 15 minutes. These keep your baby supplies minimal by doubling as easy nursing covers or even summertime baby blankets.

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Muslin burp cloths are a minimalist baby essential. They can easily double as light-weight blankets in the summertime or even as simple nursing covers.

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If you’re a beginner sewer, DIY muslin burp cloths are a great project for you to try. Making them is simple and it will only take about 15 minutes to have a completed project. When learning something new I find it useful to do small projects that I can complete quickly. Completing a project gives me confidence to try it again and slowly improve over time!

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I’m using a cotton gauze fabric for these muslin burp cloths. This is because I want to get maximum utility out of them. Cotton gauze is a great fabric for light-weight nursing covers and blankets. By investing time and money to make a couple of these DIY muslin burp cloths, you’re getting three products for the price of one!

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DIY Muslin Burp Cloths Supplies

Cotton Gauze Fabric – I used this fabric

Scissors

Sewing machine – I use this Brother sewing machine

Thread

Seam ripper

Measuring tape

Pins

Iron – optional but makes things easier

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Instructions

Wash And Dry Your Fabric

Washing and drying your fabric before sewing with it helps to pre-empt any shrinkage.

Cut Out Piece Of Fabric

Cut out a piece of fabric that is about 41″ x 41″.

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Pin Or Iron Hems

Fold each side down 1/4″ and then another 1/4″ to create a hem. Pin as you go or use an iron to create the hem.

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Sew The Hem In Place

Using your sewing machine, sew the hem into place. And you’re finished!

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FAQ

Difference Between Burp Cloth And Muslin?

A classic muslin is light-weight and a single piece of fabric. A classic burp cloth has a layer of flannel in between two pieces of cotton which helps it be absorbent.

I like the versatility and simplicity of muslin burp cloths – they are faster to make and I don’t need the extra layers of fabric and flannel.

Can You Use Muslin Blankets As Burp Cloths?

Yes. Muslin blankets are absorbent and in my experience work great as burp cloths.

What Is The Best Material To Make Burp Cloths?

Cotton gauze fabric works great to make burp cloths that are absorbent but can also double as nursing covers and summer baby blankets. If you are looking for a super absorbent option, you can use flannel sandwiched by cotton fabric.

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Simple & Quick DIY Muslin Burp Cloths

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Prep Time: 7 minutes

Active Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 8 minutes

This simple tutorial shows you how to make light-weight and versatile DIY muslin burp cloths in under 15 minutes. These keep your baby supplies minimal by doubling as easy nursing covers or even summertime baby blankets.

Materials

  • Cotton Gauze Fabric
  • Thread

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Seam ripper
  • Measuring tape
  • Pins
  • Iron – optional but makes things easier

Instructions

  1. Wash And Dry Your Fabric: Washing and drying your fabric before sewing with it helps to pre-empt any shrinkage.
  2. Cut Out Piece Of Fabric: Cut out a piece of fabric that is about 41″ x 41″.
  3. Pin Or Iron Hems: Fold each side down 1/4″ and then another 1/4″ to create a hem. Pin as you go or use an iron to create the hem.
  4. Sew The Hem In Place: Using your sewing machine, sew the hem into place. And you’re finished!

    Notes

    What Is The Best Material To Make Burp Cloths?

    Cotton gauze fabric works great to make burp cloths that are absorbent but can also double as nursing covers and summer baby blankets. If you are looking for a super absorbent option, you can use flannel sandwiched by cotton fabric.

    Can You Use Muslin Blankets As Burp Cloths?

    Yes. Muslin blankets are absorbent and in my experience work great as burp cloths.

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