Sewing a baby bib is a really easy project! You can even sew it by hand if you don't have a sewing machine. It's a fantastic projects for scrap fabric, too - it takes very little to sew a baby bib! I've also included a pattern that you can use for your baby bib on the next step.
Step 1: What you'll need:
- sewing machine and/or needle and thread
- closure of choice (I used metal snaps, but you can do velcro or a button)
- pattern (included below)
- iron + ironing board
Step 2: Cut out the bibs
Fold your fabric over so that the pattern fits and pin the paper to the fabric - make sure you go through both layers of fabric! Cut around the pattern and then repeat the folding, pinning and cutting a second time. :)
Step 3: Pin the bib pieces together
I like to mark the opening with pins that overlap the edges, and do the rest of the pinning within the edges of the bib.
Step 4: Sew the bib!
Start at the bottom of the turning opening and sew all around the bib to the needle marking the top of the opening. Make sure to backstitch at the beginning and the end.
Around the neck of the bib, you'll need to go nice and slow and really manhandle the fabric to where it needs to be. I also left the needle in the fabric and raised the presser foot a couple times in tight spots. :D
I like to press the bib after I've sewn around the edges, but you don't have to!
Step 5: Clip/trim/notch the bib
Trim the excess seam allowance down to 1/4 everywhere EXCEPT for the opening. Then take tiny notches out of the very top of the neck piece of the bib and clip the large curve between those two pieces. Be careful to not cut your stitching! I've included pictures of all these steps, but if you're still unsure check out this awesome tutorial over at Sew, Mama, Sew!
Step 6: Turn the bib right side out and press!
Once it's turned and everything looks nice, press both sides of the bib, making sure to tuck in the edges of the opening you left for turning. You want to tuck the edges in so it looks like it was sewn with the rest - nice and neat!
Step 7: Topstiching!
You're going to be sewing with a 1/8 inch seam allowance this time.
Step 8: Attach your fasteners!
Just make sure to keep your stitches looking neat since they'll be visible. :)