I recently organised a baby shower for my boss, and spent a lot of time wondering what could I give as a gift. After speaking to my friends who have children, one thing they’ve told me is that you can never have enough bibs, so I thought I would get my craft on and make some for the little one.
I googled bib patterns to have a look at what was on the internet and I found this great one from NanaCompany. I love how it’s wider around the babies neck so it can handle as many food skills as possible! Seeing as my boss runs a cupcake shop, I got some cupcake fabric (I just bought a pack of fat quarters from a local haberdashery, but you can easily pick up something similar locally to you or online).
I printed out the pattern and then cut it out of an overlocker pamphelt to make it stronger as I had to cut so many pieces out. I put all the fabric I wanted in a pile and cut them out in one go. I should have left an 1/4″ gap around the pattern (oops, always read the instructions guys!). In this case I just had a smaller seam allowance so it still worked out.
You will need:
- Pattern and pattern pieces (as above)
- Matching thread
- Popper, button or velcro
1. Cut out your fabric and leave a 1/4″ seam allowance.
2. Put right sides together, pin and sew, leaving a small gap. Turn the bib right side out and iron.
3. Hand stitch the opening closed, and topstitch all the way around the bib as below.
3. Add a popper, button or velcro to the top of the bib as a fastening.
4. Admire your finished handiwork!
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