Cue the western music! The bandana style bibs have been on trend for a few years now and I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to make one! Today I’m sharing my bandana bib pattern with you and showing you how you can make your own.
Seriously, just give the baby one of these bibs and an adorable cowboy hat.
- the printable Bandana Baby 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
Bandana Bib Pattern & Tutorial
Step 1- Print the Bandana Bib Pattern
Print out the Bandana Baby Bib pattern. Check the little one inch square to make sure the bandana bib pattern printed correctly. If it did not, then adjust your printer settings.
Step 2- Cut the Fabric Using the Bandana Bib Pattern
Lay the pattern down on your piece of fabric for the front of your bib with the fabric folded over. Line the pattern up so that the line that should be on the fold is on the fold. Cut out your fabric.
Step 3- Pin the Fabrics
Place your front fabric piece down on top of the terrycloth with the right side down. Pin the top fabric piece down onto the terrycloth and trim the excess from around the edges.
Step 4- Sew the Fabrics
Sew around the outside edge of the bib, sewing 1/4 inch from the edge. Sew almost all the way around but leave an opening of a couple of inches or so. Be sure to backstitch a little when you start and stop.
Clip the point of the corner off of the bottom.
Step 5- Turn it Right Side Out
Use the opening that you left to turn the bib right side out. Press the bib down nice and flat.
Step 6- Topsew
Pin and sew around the outside edge, sewing about 1/4 inch from the edge.
Step 7- Add the Closure
Attach your velcro or snap closures to the straps of your bib. You can make the size of the bib somewhat adjustable depending on where you place your closures, if you add more than one snap, or by putting a loner bit of velcro onto the straps.
I prefer to use velcro on my bibs, but some people prefer to use snaps. You can find a tool for adding snaps on Amazon or at your local craft store.
And now you have a finished bib! Perfect for catching all that teething drool in style.
As with all baby accessories please wear the bibs with care—use only on a child under supervision and never leave one on a sleeping baby.
So, National Sewing Month continues… be sure to let me know in the comments below if there is something that you’d like to see me make! Also, if you want a different style of bib try my bigger and better bib pattern.