Best Fabrics for Burp Cloths
Here are our fabrics for burp cloths reviews.
Cotton chenille is a great choice for burp cloths. It’s thick and durable, but also soft to the touch. One of the best properties of cotton chenille is that it absorbs water. Try combining cotton chenille with terrycloth on the opposite side for even more absorbency.
- Easily laundered with cold water and can be dried in the dryer regular on low heat setting
- Chenille lasts for a surprisingly long time- can be used over and over again and still retain its softness
- This fabric is 100% cotton, which is hypoallergenic
Use terrycloth on its own or combine it with another fabric, one side terrycloth, the other a fabric like cotton chenille. Terrycloth on its own has excellent absorbent properties. It soaks up fast and can hold a lot of moisture.
- This terrycloth is made from 100% cotton, which is naturally hypoallergenic
- Can be laundered easily and is durable to hold up to multiple uses and washes
- Soft and versatile
One of the best parts about sewing for babies is all the many fun and cute fabric patterns and colors you can pick from. The Oasis Fun Flannels line is filled with adorable patterns and colors for the perfect burp cloths. The flannel is 100% cotton.
- Durable, but soft to the touch
- Flannel often gets softer after every wash which makes it a great choice for burp cloths
Bamboo fabric is a great, eco-friendly option. The fabric is incredibly soft, and the cotton blended in makes it even more absorbent and durable. Bamboo can be easily laundered. The prints in the DC Comics line are incredibly cute and there are many different prints to choose from, but they are intended for non-commercial use only. Combine with terrycloth for extra absorbency or use the fabric on its own.
- Bamboo is incredibly soft
- Bamboo fabric is antibacterial
- Bamboo fabric breathes well
Minky is a great fabric to use for burp cloths if something a little fancier is desired. Minky is a popular fabric to use when sewing baby items and extras can be used on other projects like baby blankets. For burp cloths, it is likely best to combine minky with a soft, absorbent fabric like a cotton flannel.
- Very soft to the touch
- Comes in a wide variety of colors
- Can be machine washed and dried in the dryer on low heat
Burp Cloth Fabric Buying Guide
Burp cloths are a useful, vital accessory for almost any parent. They are great for setting on your shoulder when burping your baby and since most burp cloths are made to be absorbent, they will catch spit up or drool that comes along with burping time. Burp cloths are generally made with very durable fabrics that hold up over time, stay soft, and launder well. Many people keep their burp cloths for years or use them for multiple babies.
Burp cloths can make great gifts. They are easy to sew, even for beginner sewers, and can be made with some really fun and cute fabrics. Burp cloths are pretty much a must, and most new parents will really appreciate receiving them. They can be made on a budget and most people will appreciate handmade gifts.
Burp cloths can be made from many different fabrics. Flannels, minky, terrycloth, cotton, and chenille are all popular fabrics and they can, for the most part, be combined with one another to make extra absorbent or extra cute combinations. Try using a solid fabric on the back like minky or terrycloth and adding a fun flannel print on the other side. The combinations you can make are pretty much endless.