DIY bibs to save money and have a fashionable baby!
Step 1: Thread the Sewing Machine
Place your spool of thread on the top of the sewing machine, on the spool pin. The spool should be turned so that the thread is released counter-clockwise. Pull the thread out. Tug at the thread to pull it out, and wind it around the bobbin winding tension disc at the top of the sewing machine.
Step 2: Make a Template
Put a bib on a piece of paper and trace carefully and neatly. After you are done tracing it cut out the paper and put it on the material you will be using. make sure to match the fabrics correct side to correct side, if you do not do this your design on the material will be upside down.
Step 3: Trace With Chalk
Trace the template with chalk because you will be able to see it more clearly.
Step 4: Pin the Material and Cut
While you are pinning with material make sure you don't do it right on the line. It works best to have the material pinned about one centimeter inward. You pin it so the sides we not move apart from each other. After you are done pinning you will cut the material about 3/4 an inch outward.
Step 5: Sew
Start to sew around the chalked area. At corners flip the foot while keeping the needle down then you will be able to turn your material easier. When you are sewing make sure you make a 2 inch opening so you can turn it inside out.
Step 6: Cut, Turn the Fabric, and Iron
Cut excess making sure not to get too close to the hem. Turn the bib inside out. Iron the bib.
Step 7: Sew Some More
Fold in the 2" opening that you left then sew it shut. Continue all around the bib to give a nice clean finish.
Step 8: Velcro and Trim the Excess
Cut under an Inch coordinating velcro to match the bibs fabric color and pattern. Sew your Velcro to the bib. Make sure one is on the under side and one on the top side of the neck tabs. Trim any excess threads.