Who doesn't love baby sewing? There's just something exciting about it!!! And what better to sew than bibs. They're not only quick and easy to sew, but a gift you know will be well used.
I've just whipped up a bunch of bibs using the Bibs in All Sizes ~ Free Pattern by Bonnie, from Fishsticks Designs. As the name implies, it's sized for big kids, toddlers and babies. The pattern is straightforward and the instructions easy to follow.
These little baby bibs were sewn in support of the quarterly sew-along over at Hopeful Threads, and will be sent to Anglicare, where they'll be distributed to new mothers. Even though I won't get to see the little recipients, I know the mums will appreciate them and the babies will do what babies do - spew and make lots of mess on their new little bibs.
When deciding on how to welcome a newborn into the world, one of the first places I go to for inspiration, is the Everything Baby ongoing link party, here at Threading My Way. At present there are 230 baby related projects, with new ideas are being added all the time.
Today I'm showcasing free baby bib patterns, tutorials and ideas, all found in the Everything Baby ongoing link party.
Monster Bibs by Wendy, from The Crafter's Apprentice ~ made using the free Monster Bib pattern by Stubbornly Crafty
Upcycled Bib ~ Tutorial by Christie, from Joyfoolery
Baby Bibs by Barbara, from At Home by the Baye ~ sewn using the free Bibs, Bibs, Bibs! pattern by PooPockets
Bibs for Princess Barfs-a-Lot by Vicki, from A Quilter's Mission - made using the free Quilted Patchwork Bib pattern by Sew She Sews
Bip and Burp Cloth Set by Joy, from Yesterfood ~ bib sewn with a free Baby Bib pattern by Haberdashery Fun. Joy also has a tutorial for the burp cloth.
Some Baby Bibs I made for charity back in 2012 ~ sewn with a free baby bib template and tutorial by The Purl Bee
Use an existing bib as a template...
Grandpa's Jeans by Heidi, from Grizz 'n' Dove
Add an appliqué...
Personalise or add fun to a bib with embroidery...
Embroidered Bibs by Barbara, from At Home by the Baye
Lots of ideas and inspiration if you have a newborn to sew for!!!
If you've sewn something for a baby, I'd love you to add your project to the Everything Baby ongoing link party, so we can have a look.
When sewing for babies, make sure that everything is sewn very securely, to ensure nothing comes undone or falls off. Common sense also dictates that supervision is a must when babies or toddlers are wearing bibs. The bibs should always be removed after feeding or eating and never worn when asleep.