Introduction: Re-Purposed Reversible Baby Bib

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With a bit of fabric remnants, a vinyl table cloth and super crafty skills you can put together a baby bib from materials found around the house.

Optional:  Crumb catcher and embellishments are an added bonus, but totally un-necessary!

Disclaimer: Never ever leave baby unattended while wearing bib as it can pose a choking hazard.

Step 1: Gather Supplies

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1. Fabric
2. Vinyl table cloth
3. Newspaper
4. Scissors, marker, and pins
5. Velcro
6. Chopstick
7. Embellishments: biased tape, buttons suggested but not necessary

Step 2: Pattern Making

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1. Fold newspaper in half.
2. Either trace a bib you have or free hand it.

Step 3: Trace and Cut

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1. Fold fabric in half and trace on wrong side with chalk or marker.
2. Fold table cloth in half and trace with an added 1/2" with marker.
3. Cut pieces.
Optional:
View Step 7 for "Crumb Catcher"

Step 4: Sew, Notch and Trim

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1. Place fabric and vinyl right sides facing on flat surface.
2. Pin along perimeter.
3. Sew with a 1/2" allowance leaving the bottom open.*
(* if the vinyl shifts don't worry your pretty face! the extra 1/2" allowance is for this reason.)
4. Notch where the round edges curve...making sure not to cut the seams.
5. Trim excess.

Step 5: Turn Inside Out

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1. Turn the bib inside out from opening at bottom.
2. Use the chopstick to "smooth" out the edges. Run the chopstick along the inside of the seams.

Step 6: Pin and Sew

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1. Fold both fabrics inside about 1/4- 1/2" to produce hem.
2. Pin closed.
3. Sew.
4. Add velcro to straps.
Optional:
5. Sew along the perimeter to flatten.
6. Hand sew decorative button to fancify your creation.

Step 7: Optional: Crumb Catcher

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1. While newspaper is folded half ways vertically, measure from bottom to top about a third way up.
2. Trace additional fabric along lower third portion of pattern.
3. Cut.
4. Place fabric right side facing and sew along top/horizontal/straight edge.
5. Flip so wrong sides are facing and insert along bottom portion of bib in Step 4.
6. Proceed as directed in Step 4.

Comments

LaurelC1 (author)2014-10-21

Very cute. I just bought a couple vinyl tablecloths at the dollar store to make these bibs. Let me ask you, did you use a special needle in your sewing machine so as not to tear the "fabric"?

roboneill02 (author)2014-07-24

I want to make a reversible baby bib but I still have no time. I am working with some bibs now, so I think I'll just make this next week. Thank you sharing this. I appreciate your effort so much!

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