I’m back this morning with another bib tutorial! This morning I’m sharing how to make what I call the Two Thirds Baby Bib-
When my boys were babies we went through a lot of bibs. It’s much easier to change a bib than it is to change a shirt that’s been spit up on or covered in teething drool. So while bibs are an uber practical baby item, I love to give them as gifts because they can be stylish as well.
This bib is born out of the desire to make a cute bib while also being able to use up some fabric scraps. You don’t need too big of pieces for the front- they only need to cover about a 9 in long X 12 inch high area once sewn together. So round up some cute coordinating scraps and get to making.
Here’s what you will need:
- my Bigger & Better Bib pattern
- cotton fabric for the front of your bib
- terrycloth for the back of your bib
- velcro or snaps for your bib’s closure
- rotary cutting set or scissors
- thread, sewing machine, needles, pins
Step 1- Wash, dry, and iron your cotton fabric for the front. Then take your two pieces of fabric, square them off, and sew them together. To sew them together line them up on one side with the right sides of the fabric together. Pin and sew along that edge, sewing about 1/2 inch from edge. I wanted my top fabric to take up about 2/3 of the bib, so I made sure to use a piece that was at least 9 inches tall to be on the safe side and I used a piece that was at least 5 inches tall for the bottom. If it matters which way your pattern goes, make sure that you orient them correctly for when you open your fabric up once it’s sewn together!
Step 2- Open your fabric up and flip it over to the back side (the wrong side of the fabrics. Press your seam open.
Step 3- Fold your fabric piece in half width-wise. Lay your pattern piece on top and line up the edge with the fold. I lined mine up so that about 2/3 of the bib would be the top fabric and 1/3 would be the bottom. Line yours up wherever looks best to you. Then cut out your fabric piece.
Step 4- Give the front piece of the bib a good press with the iron. Then place it right side down on the terrycloth. Pin it down. Sew around the outside edges, sewing 1/4 inch from the edge BUT leave an opening at the bottom of about 4 inches unsewn. Backstitch when you begin and finish sewing. Trim the excess terrycloth around the edges.
Step 5- Turn the bib right side out using the opening that you left. Press the bib with your iron.
Step 6- Pin and sew around the edges, sewing 1/4 inch from the edge.
Step 7- Add your velcro or snaps onto the straps of your bib.
Give your bib one last ironing on the front and you’re all done!
Don’t forget, September is National Sewing Month so I’ll be doing a bunch of sewing this month and sharing it all here with you all. Let me know in the comments below what sort of projects you’d like to see! And be sure to let me know what you’ve been sewing lately. I’d love to hear it!