I shared my baby bib pattern with you all on Monday. It brought back a lot of memories. Wow time flies! Maybe it’s time to have another baby..? Scary thought. Middle of the night feedings, early mornings, no sleep, bottles, bottles and dish pan hands…
After writing the post for the bib I realized that have a friend’s baby shower coming up. It became the perfect opportunity to sew another bib. I thought it would be fun to appliqué the first letter of the baby’s name on the front.. I added a cute little crown for extra pizzazz.
- 2 colors cotton fabric
- Terry towel to match
- Fusible Web – Pellon EZ Steam works great
- Sewing materials and sewing machine
- Iron and ironing board
- Pen and paper
Here is the quick and easy on sewing a baby bib:
Download my pattern, click here for the pattern. The pattern is in 2 pieces, so you will need to tape the paper together. Cut 1 piece from your main fabric and another from the terry towel.
Print your letter. For my bib pattern, a 250 font size works nicely. Trace the letter in REVERSE. Not sure why? Trace the letter the regular way and you will see.. I promise once you trace the letter the wrong way, adhere it onto the fusible web, cut the letter out.. Ugh, you’ll remember this step each time.
Iron the fusible web onto your solid fabric.
Carefully cut out your letter and symbol.
Peel the backing off and stick to the fabric. Make note of the 3/8″ seam allowances and the bib’s center. Once you like the placement, iron to set in place. Place into your sewing machine and appliqué around the edges. I chose to use a straight stitch, but went around the letter and crown 2 times.
Pull your threads to the back. This is optional. I don’t like little threads hanging around looking messy.
Set right sides together and pin. Place into sewing machine and stitch with a 3/8″ seam allowance. Leave a 2″ – 3″ opening at the bottom.
Trim the tips of the bib. Notch the inside edge of the bib.
Pull the bib right side out.
Press, press, press the bib. Jiggle the curves into place and iron again to set the seams. Turn under the bottom opening seam allowance and iron the seam. Pin. Place into sewing machine and topstitch around the outside edge of the bib. For the velcro, place the soft side onto the fabric and the hard side onto the terry towel. You don’t want the terry towel getting caught in the velcro when opening and closing the bib. Stitch around the edges and secure with an X.
I chose to place my label in the bottom opening.. If you don’t have a label, insert a small piece of satin ribbon. Babies love labels!!
That’s it!! Super easy, right? Check back in on Friday, I will be sharing an even EASIER matching burp cloth. Burp cloth and bib, this makes a perfect combination. Hello cool baby shower gift, Hello awesome Christmas present..
This is adorable! Do you have to sew the letter after you use the steam-a-seam stuff? Or is this so it stays when you wash it?
Haberdashery Fun says
Hi Sue. Can’t believe you are going to have a baby any day now!! I would still stitch around the outside of the bib after you set it with an iron. When an item is washed a lot [like a bib] I think it’s a good idea to stitch down.
Angela Jackson says
The bibs would have been great if you used a snap button instead of a velcro. A velcro can be easily pulled off by the baby.