I am on a quest to find cheap ways to make all the necessities for a new baby. This weekend it was burp rags. I used the idea from my sister who made me a few similar to this, using flannel and terrycloth. Joann's had a sale on their flannel, 1 yd for $2.49. Their terry cloth on the other hand was $10 a yard! After a quick trip to Ross I had a full size towel in a cute pattern for $5.00. So for a total of $8 I ended up with eight custom burp rags.
-I grabbed the pattern from the one my sister gave me, but she found it online.
-Once you find a pattern you like, cut out the flannel and terry cloth and sew right sides together. My original plan was to sew the two together and just pink the edges...didn't work. Terry cloth sheds like crazy!
-Leave a little opening to flip the rag right side out. Close the opening and sew a 1/4" seam around the edges to finish. I used colorful thread for the outside stitch to make them more fun. At that point you have a new soft, thick burp rag.
-You can also grab some cute templates to "baby" up the rags with birds, giraffes, bunnies, elephants, etc.