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Decorative Burp Cloth

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, Episode 5128


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

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

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

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