Thursday 21 February 2013

Big Kid Bibs...

This month I've made 5 bibs as my contribution to Kristy's sew-along, over at Hopeful Threads, in support of Hidden Treasures Home of Loaves and Fishes International.

I've used the Big Kids Bib pattern, by Fishstick Designs. It's super quick and easy to make. I've backed my bibs with flannelette and used pre-loved t-shirting as an extra internal layer for added absorbency.

Originally, I bought this flannelette on sale, to use as backing on a future quilt. It was, however, a good colour to go with the Happy Town fabric I used on the bibs.

How lucky am I? Last month I won a fat quarter bundle of Happy Town fabric, courtesy of the Fat Quarter Shop and Hopeful Threads. Now, apart from the fact that this fabric is just SO cute, it was designed to support Quilts for Kids. You can read more about the story behind the fabric collection, over on the Fat Quarter Shop blog, Jolly Jabber.

I've only used a small portion of the fabric I won. These are my favourite fabrics out of the ones I've used so far.

You can see more bibs made in support of the sew-along, for both kids and adults, over at the Hopeful Threads Flickr group.

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... Pam


  1. these are adorable! Love the fabrics. By Big Kids, I take it you don't mean the likes of my husband??

  2. Thank you Pam! They are absolutely beautiful and I know will be loved! BIG HUGS!

  3. Those are great - the kids will have fun wearing those bibs in such fun prints! My favourite is the print with the dogs and cats :D

  4. Love the fabrics you used.

    Both these and the adult bibs look like great causes to contribute to. I'm going to get going on some.

  5. Pam, these bibs are just beautiful, I love the colors. I admire you for participating generously for a good cause, I'm going to visit the Hidden Treasures Home of Loaves and Fishes International.
    You are a person of great generosity, many people around you should be proud of you. Thanks for sharing.
    Marisa from

  6. They look great Pam! Thanks for helping us get the word out about Quilts for Kids! Jacquelynne

  7. So adorable, Pam! Love the cats and dogs fabric!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  8. These are wonderful Pam! Wish my kiddo would leave bibs you know how to make one they can't take off?!
    Love that you are always sewing for such great causes. Thanks for sharing at A New Creation!

  9. Oh I definitely need one of these for my son. He is such a messy eater!
    Thanks for linking up!

  10. Yes, my son is still messy past the little bibs made for babies :) He's one, but he's almost wearing the same clothes as his 3 year old tiny brother. We are starting a link up party on Thursdays (today:), and we would love for you to join us with this post and/or any others you would like to include. We are at Hope to see you there!!

  11. What cute bibs Pam and isn't that fabric fun to work with! Thanks for sharing.
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  12. Cute bibs! I love the one with the dogs and cats! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

    Navy Wifey Peters

  13. Awesome bibs! It is so perfect for those big kiddos that still a very messy eater. Very nice fabrics and I like the idea of using pre-loved t-shirting as an extra internal layer for added absorbency. Thank You for sharing this with us, it will help a lot, especially for those who are aspiring to be a great bib sewer.


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