Step 4: sew the bib!

You'll be using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. I thankfully have a nice presser foot a 1/4 inch notch in it, so I just keep the edge of the fabric lined up with that.

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!
<p>brilliant so easy to follow thanks a bunch</p>
<p>judyr I purchased a bib pattern and thought it looked small, but did a test bib anyway and it looked like it would fit a doll and not my 2 mo old grandson! I was about to make a pattern of my own, but found yours instead-it looks perfect! Thanks so much.</p>
<p>I have embroidered a bib and want to know how to cover the stitches with a backing. Can you help me?......Kathie</p>
<p>hey...thank you so much for for tutorial ....it is really very easy to understand and the pdf model idea is Great...!!! love it</p>
<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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