The countdown is on. I hope you are all having a wonderful December.
My 3rd Happy Holidays project is near and dear to my heart, although I never thought I would be saying that about sewing baby bibs! The cute little model is my 10 month old Tanner. He seems to like the bib, right?
There are many “trio” gifts out there right now – especially with little makeup bags. Your bibs will look cute when made from matching fabric and wrapped up with a ribbon. I felt this was the perfect project to jump on board the trio trend.
- 3 fat quarters of matching/ combination fabric
- Terry towel to match
- Velcro strips to match
- Top stitching thread
- Sewing machine and related supplies
- Iron and ironing board
UPDATE.. The bib pattern is now available. Click on the link to download the pattern HaberdasheryFun-Baby-Bib-Pattern.pdf
Please note that the bib is on the larger size. My son is 10 months old and fits him. Might be a tad long on a newborn.
8 easy steps:
- Gather materials. You can make 2 bibs out of 1 fat quarter. Make sure the fabric matches somehow. Find prints that are fun and modern. Wash the terry towel so it has a soft hand to it. Either print pattern the pattern I will be sharing or trace an existing baby bib that you have on hand. If you are tracing a bib – remember to ADD 1/4″ – 1″2″ seam allowance all the way around..
- Pin down bib pattern onto 1st fabric and cut out. For each bib you will need to cut 1 of the self/ colorful fabric and 1 of the terry towel. Repeat cutting 3 times for the trio.
- Pin the bibs together – right sides facing each other.
- Sew the bib along the outside edge. Leave a 2″ opening at the bottom of the bib. This will be where you turn the bib into itself and make it right side out.
- Press the seams. This helps with the quality aspect of your bibs. Remember to press as you sew.
- Notch the inside neck edge. This helps with the extra fabric and the curve. Then clip the outside curve edges. This will also help with the curves when you turn your fabric right side out. Remember to only notch and clip shallow into the seam allowances – DO NOT cut into your stitch lines..
- Turn right side out and press seams again. Top stitch along the outside edge using a decorative stitch. I chose a zig zag stitch.
- Velcro placement. Cut your Velcro into 1″ strips. Place at top corner/neck area and pin down. Double check your placement is correct – 1 side of the Velcro is on fabric side and the other is on the terry towel side… Also, make sure the hard Velcro side is sewn down onto the terry towel side and the soft Velcro side is sewn onto the fabric side. This will will ensure the Velcro doesn’t pull at the terry towel.
That’s it – Happy sewing!!