Printable Burp Cloth Template

I decided to make a new and improved, and more importantly - printable - version of my most popular project, the rag edge burp cloths (click on the link for the full tutorial - the new printable template is located there as well).  I get more requests for a printable template for the burp cloths than anything else.  So here it is!


 

Right click on each image to save, and then print them as a full 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper.  You'll need to print two copies of the end piece and one copy of the middle, cut them out, and tape them together to form a full-sized template.  It will look like this:


The assembled template should measure about 19 inches long and 9 inches wide (the burp cloths will shrink in the wash if you don't pre-wash your flannel, which I never do).  The trick to getting a correctly sized template seems to be to right click on the template image, and save it to your computer.  Then, open it up as an image file and print as a full page image. 


I used a four-pack of Carter's flannel receiving blankets to make this coordinating baby set for a friend.  I was able to make 8 burp cloths, a drool bib, and a set of 3 soft blocks and still have some fabric left over.

I know satin ruffles and drool bibs typically don't spell practical, but I thought it might be nice to have a pretty drool bib on hand for Sundays or other dressy occasions.  You can find my baby bib pattern here.

I didn't use a pattern for my blocks (all you need are six equal squares of fabric and a little geometric know how), but I guarantee you can find a tutorial using your BFF, google.

Happy sewing!

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54 comments:

Hallie said...

Hi, I love your blog!! Do you put any kind of batting in your burp cloths or are they just two pieces of flannel together? Cute idea to use coordinating receiving blankets for the fabric. I'm going to try that!! Thanks!

Hallie said...

Oops! Nevermind, I found your tutorial on the burp cloths. I didn't see it before....baby distracted me! :)

Hurst said...

Very cute! Thanks for that. I'm a little confused though...is that middle piece for the batting? I assume it is, but I just am unsure. Thanks!

Jill said...

Nope - not for the batting. To make a full-sized template, you need to tape together three pieces: and end piece, the middle piece, and the other end piece. Put all together, it will give you the peanut shaped template for the burp cloth. It is too large to fit a whole half onto one sheet of paper.

Jessica said...

These turned out so cute! I love how you made burp cloths, a bib and the fabric blocks.

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Magen said...

Very cool! Man I love making baby stuff...just wish I had more babies to make stuff for :)

Justin and Lindy said...

So cute! I just found your blog and love it. I sat up all last night thinking of which projects I want to do first. I saw you want 'Your Baby can read'. I actually have it and the key is to make flashcards and show the word and then the coordinating object. It's not the movies that teaches them which is what you pay for. And yes, it works! Good luck

Sara said...

Great idea on using the receiving blankets to make a coordinating set!

Sara said...

Did you use the same fabric for both sides of the burp cloths?

Jennifer said...

Really cute, they are just gorgeous. I love the rag edge.

The Harris Family said...

Thank YOu!!! That is such a cute set.

Rachel said...

How cute are these!!! Thanks for posting the TUT!! I have lots of friends with babies coming soon, so these would make perfect gifts!!

Thanks again!
Rachel ;)

designdazzle.blogspot.com said...

great idea. love the template!

Melanie said...

OOh, printable. You should have seen me when I first used the template, trying to trace my computer screen and then blow it up to size by eye-balling it. You would have had a good laugh. As in side-splitting laugh.

You can find block tuts on my blog or on the Moda Bake Shop blog. In case any commenters see... not like YOU need the tut. bah.

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sue said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. I think I make a couple of boys and girl one to have handy for baby shower gifts.

Jenglamgirl said...

Oh' so darling and sweet. Love the burp cloths! makes me want a newborn!

Jennifer Davis said...

Good idea to use recieving blankets! I have SO many of those that I never even used! I can now turn them into burp cloths or blocks! Thanks again for the great ideas!

heddomarie said...

Awesome idea using the blankets.. I LOVE those fabrics.. I have been wanting to buy some material to make a rag quilt for a baby girl but haven't found anything cute like this.. maybe I will buy a bunch of those and make one! hehe

heddomarie said...

Sorry I forgot to ask.. did you buy these recently? If so what store? I REALLY REALLY love that material.

Jill said...

They are Carter's brand receiving blankets, so I'm guessing they are sold at many stores. I just did a search and found them online at Babies R Us. The pack is called "Floral Dot."

your momma said...

So glad to see you back and creating fun stuff!

heddomarie said...

Thanks for the info!

Hillary said...

Thanks for sharing your stuff!!! I love the quiet book you made I've got one started with some of your ideas!

Alena Jo said...

Holy Cow! Just in time. I got online tonight to find an idea for a baby girl shower gift in two days! Thanks so much for posting!

Jaime said...

I adore your burpclothes and fully intend to make my own going forward. Thank you thank you for the amazing template!!

jenn king said...

you are so sweet for sharing this. thanks!

Annette said...

Ow what a loevly toturial...
Love the bibs, and cubs....

Outnumbered by 3 Stooges!! said...

LOVE THIS BLOG, just found it. IM a crafy crafter at heart and this is SO FUN!

casserole said...

Love the raw edges on the burp cloth!!

I blogged your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-raw-edged-burp-cloth/2010/01/20/

--Anne

Ashley said...

We have LOTS of receiving blankets for our little girl who is on the way (any day now, really). I was just wondering the other day if I really needed so many. Should I return a few packs? Or should I make something else with them? What a great solution! I may just try this!

Any secret to getting all of that out of 4 blankets?

DeDee said...

These are so pretty! I also am following your blog!

Hannah Braboy said...

Those look very nice! The blocks and bib are quite cute themselves. :) I'll have to try making some of those for my hope chest or as gifts.

Natalia said...

Jill, this tutorial is great! Thanks for sharing! I'm going to link to it on my blog http://www.sewwhattoday.blogspot.com

D.Jones said...

great idea! I love the ruffle on the bib! By the way, my name is Diana and I love your blog! You always have the best ideas! Glad I found you! Thanks so much!

Its So Very Cheri said...

Those are so cute. I love making things with raw edges. I have 2 fun parties a week, I would love to have you share things, including this.

I will click to follow and would love to have you do the same.

Cheri

Jenelle said...

Just made 32 of these last weekend with the sadest looking template ever!! All I had to do was wait a couple of days... but they are awesome and I can't wait to give them as gifts!!

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

I just made a similar burp cloth last week. Now I must make one of those adorable bibs! So cute!!!

Danielle said...

So adorable! I absolutely have to make bibs for my 5-month old niece now.

Janiece said...

stopping by from U-Create...what a cute idea.
LOVE IT

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Yay! You are fantastic, thanks so much!

Tina said...

I just made these ( burp cloth and bib) for my sis in law! Since you didn't have a template up for the burp cloth, I used your measuremtents.. worked out great but the template will be much easier! thank you so much for sharing your gift!!!

Joanne said...

LOVE THIS! And love your blog! I'll be linking over the weekend! Thanks for the inspiration!

Joanne @ Ready, Set, Craft!
http://www.readysetcraft.blogspot.com

Angie@treasures for tots said...

Thank you so much for the cute pattern! I need to make some for my friend - she's due very soon!

Come share at my Thursday's Treasures party!

Luv 2 Craft said...

LOVE your blog! Your Quiet Book is especially FABULOUS! I'm sure you get these all the time, but we nominated you for a Lemonade Stand Award! Thanks for sharing all of your great ideas with us!

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Sandee said...

Hurst, this message is for you. I had a hard time figuring out the pattern too, until my husband told me I needed to turn the middle piece the other direction. I was thinking that my computer was shrinking it down or something so it was out of proportion. But no, I'm just a dingbat. Thankfully, my husband isn't lol. Hope that clears things up for somone... besides myself. :)

Jill, thanks for the tut.

Mrs. M said...

I am the lucky recipient of this adorable set and everyone comments on how precious and practical all the pieces are! Thank you for your creativity and homemade design for a truly special gift.

Anonymous said...

This is to cute!!! I am currently making the Mister blue bird Mobile, and am defiantly going to make this next!!! Thanks so much! your amazing! Blessings

Anonymous said...

How do you make the rough edges- I am new at this??

Lesa said...

I used your patterns and posted on my blog and linked back to you! Thanks for the great patterns!

Sarah Seibert said...

Do you have a pattern or tutorial for the blocks?

Anonymous said...

Came into this site not really expecting much, boy was I wrong, been here almost 2 hrs and I gaurentee I will be back often! The burp cloth is just amazing! Thanks so much for this amazing site!

Anonymous said...

I did use your burp cloth paemttern for my daughter and it really is a wonderful pattern. I did end up putting a little twist on a couple of them but she received a bevvy of burpcloths from your pattern. I appreciate you allowing us to use it for our personal needs. I am now to try the bib pattern and see how well I like that (I'm sure I'll get just as much use from it. I have matching fabric left from the burp cloth pattern!).

Tony Wu said...

Oh my gosh how adorable! Love the diaper. too - cute! kid clothes

Tony Wu said...

Oh my gosh how adorable! Love the diaper. too - cute! kid clothes