Bibs are an absolute necessity for babies and toddlers - and LOTS of them!!! Consequently they make great gifts for newborns or to take to a baby shower. Fortunately, they are super quick and easy to sew.
If you have a bib on hand, you don't need a pattern...
- Trace around an existing bib to make a pattern.
- Sew two or three absorbent layers of fabric together.
- Attach a fastener.
Back in July I sewed a bunch of baby bibs. It's about time I showed them to you.
Not having any bibs in the house, I found a couple of patterns online.
The first set of bibs, the smaller of the two, are made with Purl Soho's baby bib pattern. I used quilting cotton on the front, and cotton terry velour for the back.
The second set are made with The Bibs in All Sizes pattern, by Fishsticks Designs. The pattern caters for three sizes - infant, toddler and big kid. I sewed the smallest size. Again, I used quilting cotton on the front, but for the back I used flannelette, with another layer of flannelette inside.
Bandana Bib ~ Pattern & Tutorial by Damjana, from Apple Green Cottage
Easter / Spring Baby Bibs ~ Pattern & Tutorial by Alicia, from Felt with Love Designs for So Sew Easy
Reversible Stay-On Bib ~ Pattern & Tutorial by Domenica, from Easy Sewing for Beginners
Monster Bibs by Wendy, from The Crafter's Apprentice ~ made using the free Monster Bib pattern by Stubbornly Crafty
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.
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
You've probably noticed a lack of fasteners on my bibs. The girls at Sewing for Charity Australia have kindly attached something with which to do up the bibs.
I still have six bibs not sent. I'm in the process of making matching harem pants, and that's where my sewing has stalled. They're not at all hard to make, and they do look super cute. Three pairs are finished, and the other three just need the waistband attached and they'll be done.
Stay tuned.... I HAVE to get my butt in gear and finish. I'm way past the deadline for that particular drive at Sewing for Charity. I know they'll still be able to use them whenever I send them, but I need to finish!!!