Picture of Bibs from Used Towels

Use towels and some scrap fabric to make cute bibs.

There are loads of videos on how to sew corners, binding, etc. online, so be sure to check them out if you get stuck or prefer a different method.

If you use iron-ons or anything like that, please secure it so it won't come off.

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Step 1: Materials Needed

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A towel, either a hand towel or bigger. The towel can be worn, but do not use thread bare or holey ones

Paper for tracing. (I use newspaper)

Sharp scissors

Rotary Cutter (optional, but is a great thing to have!)

Ruler, or a square grid ruler... thingy

Circular object for tracing. I used my 7in embroidery hoop

Sewing machine

Water soluble glue. (Elmer's non toxic glue would work)


Ironing board

Thread, matching to your scrap fabric, or contrasting- your choice. I used what I had

Scrap fabric. You need enough to make a 4-5 foot by 2 inch strip.

Step 2: Making the Pattern

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You will need:

Newspaper (or whatever paper you're using),

Writing utensil,



Measure a rectangle that is 4 inches by 8 inches on the center fold of the newspaper.

Cut it out.

Creating the Curves:

Lower Curve:

Use the circular object, and place it at the bottom of the rectangle. The center fold is on the left side.

The circle is placed at the corner of the center fold and then to the edge of the right side of the rectangle. This will vary depending on the size of your circle.

Once you lined up the circle how you like it, trace it.

Neck Curve:

On the center fold side (left in pictures), mark 2 inches down from the top.

On the outer side (right side in pictures), mark 3/4 of an inch from the right.

Line up the circle shape to match up with the marks you have made. Trace this curve.

Once you have drawn the two curves, cut them off.

These are very cute! Great job!

elliew (author)  Danger is my middle name10 months ago

Thank you! (sorry for the late reply. Been AWOL)