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Decorative Burp Cloth


Embellish a cloth diaper with colorful ribbon to create an adorable -- and practical -- present for a new mom.

Resources: Ribbon is available from M & J Trimming. Gerber 6-ply cloth diapers (6-pack) are available on Amazon.


  • Baby burp cloth or cloth diaper
  • Ribbon
  • Sewing machine
  • Machine-sewing thread to match ribbon (threaded for top stitch)
  • White bobbin thread (threaded in bobbin)


  1. Step 1

    Pin ribbon along edge of cloth, or along seam down center of cloth. Tuck raw edges of ribbon under, and pin in place.

  2. Step 2

    Sew ribbon to cloth with a straight stitch along all sides of ribbon.

  3. Step 3

    Repeat steps to create more cloths, if desired. Iron, fold, and stack cloths; present tied with a bow as a gift.

The Martha Stewart Show, Episode 5128

Reviews (1)

  • 7 Apr, 2010

    I make these as demonstrated today and add machine embroidery designs or the child's monorgram or name.