I recently got a request for a custom embroidered baby bib through etsy, so I finally learned how to sew them. :D

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)
  • pins
  • iron + ironing board
The pattern is attached to this step - I found it lia's crafty journey - she's awesome and made it free for everyone to use as long as she's credited! She has a tutorial posted as well. :D
<p>Thank you for sharing this tutorial! The instructions are great and easy to follow =] For those that have given the pattern a try, personally I found the neck to be too large. it was big enough to fit just around my neck, so that was a red flag. I've redrawn the pattern with a smaller neck and I think it's much better. I don't know how others felt. Also personally I've been using quilting weight cotton only on 1 side, and terry cloth on the other for better absorbency.</p>
<p>Thanks for sharing how easy it is to do your own bib. This is really a great post.</p>
<p>These steps for making a baby bib are very simple and I am pretty much sure that everyone can follow it. I couldn't say anything more about this. Thank you for sharing!</p>
<p>Could I use flannel to make a bib? Or is it not absorbent enough?</p>
what kind of fabric are you using ? it's soo pretty
It's actually just super cheap cotton fabric I found at Daiso! I know I've seen prints like the one I was using at Joann's, though
love it!! but I just dont get how you sew close the end that stays open, to make it look like it was sewn together like the other side....please help this lost sewing soul
Check step six for picture help! <br /> <br />So once you've turned it right side out, the hole you left will have fabric sticking out. You need to fold over and tuck both sides of the fabric in so it lines up with the sewn parts of the bib. :) <br /> <br />Then you press it and sew over the top, which keeps the opening lined up and closed. <br /> <br />I hope that helps!
that is cool too! ;)
Thank you for not using Velcro for the attachment on your bib. Not sure if you have little ones or not but when they get sick of wearing the bib and try to tear it off their neck it scratches and cuts the back of their neck. I learned quickly to use non-Velcro bibs. Nice work and I love your fabric choice.
I was really worried about the Velcro being uncomfortable. I couldn't think of a way to put it on so it would 't scratch. Plus, it is the worst thing I the world to sew on. :)<br /><br />Happy I was right about that!
This is so cute! <br>BTW love your cat :)
Thank you :D

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