Cupcake Burp Cloths {Tutorial}

Happy New Year everyone! For me this New Year will soon bring two new additions into the family, and I will soon be an aunt to twins—a boy and a girl. Yay!! I wanted to give my sister-in-law a gift that she really needed, but I also wanted it to be cute and have a creative touch. That’s when I came across these darling burp cloth “cupcakes” on the wonderful Ucreate with creative guest Small Fry & Co. They were so fun to make and I wanted to share them with all of you!


You’ll need:
- Fabric (I used four yards of flannel)
- Pins (find colored ones that match your fabric)
- Ribbon (mine was an inch and a half wide)
- Scrapbooking flowers
- Cupcake liners
- Sewing machine
- Iron and ironing board
- Scissors


1. To make ten burp cloths, you need four yards of fabric, one yard of each print (if you use the same dimensions as I did). You can make the traditional square or rectangle shape burp cloth—which is what I did—or you can click here and get a template to make a contoured burp cloth. The dimensions for my burp cloths were 14″L x 15.5″H, only because my fabric prints had squares and I wanted to cut them evenly, but you can cut them to what you think best.



2. After cutting out the fabric, place a front and back pattern together, lined up, patterns facing each other. Sew all sides together, half an inch inward, except for about a two inch space so you can flip your burp cloths right side in.


3. Next iron out your burp cloths so they’re nice and flat. Fold the un-sewn part of the burp cloth in half an inch like the rest and pin it. Then sew all the edges around half an inch in on the zig-zag setting of your sewing machine to give it a finished look.


4. Once you’ve sewn all your burp cloths, get your iron and start folding your burp cloth over on itself, about 2 inches, ironing each fold. When you’re all done, start rolling it up like a cinnamon bun and pin the back together.


5. Next you’ll measure and cut your ribbon to fit around the bottom of your “cupcake” and pin that also. Then take your scrapbooking flowers and decorate the top, using as many or as little as you want. Put pins through the middle of each one to hold it down and to give it a center.


Place your “cupcakes” in cupcake liners to finish. I put double sided sticky tape in my liner to help it hold my burp cloth down.



Now you’re finished! Happy sewing!




  1. The Girl Creative says

    Oh my goodness, how cute are they???? I think I may just have to do that. I know a ton of pregos (including me!) so these would make great gifts. Thanks for linking up. :)

  2. Jenn Erickson says

    Saw your project linked up over at Skip to My Lou "I Made It Mondays" and just had to come by. You burp cloth cupcakes are positively adorable! I love all the detail you added with the ribbon and the little flowers. Beautiful!

  3. Haley K says

    I've seen similar "cupcakes" with onesies, but I love the idea of those darling hand-made burp cloths!! Thanks for a great tutorial And I just adore "I Love Daddy/Mommy" fabric :)

  4. Krystal says

    You guys make the cutest stuff. I'm linking this post on my inspiration file tomorrow if you want to check it out.

  5. Jessica says

    These are absolutely adorable. I just bought a ton of flannel fabric to make gifts for my sister-in-law's shower and will add this to my list!


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