These sweet bibs are the perfect little present to whip up in a morning - just in time for a baby shower. This set was made using vintage fabrics, but you can make them with any material of your choice. If you're after a satisfying and quick sewing project, read on.
- 1/3 yard (30cm) of covering fabric
- 1/3 yard (30cm) of backing fabric
- Tailor's chalk
- Sewing machine
- Snap or poppers to close the bib
- Hand needle
1. Prepare the Bib Template
Draw a rectangle that measures 3 1/2in by 10 5/8in (9cm by 27cm). Draw the long edge of the rectangle so that it is on the side of the card.
Round the corners of the rectangle so that it resembles half an oval.
Measure 4 7/8in (12cm) down from the top of the rectangle. This is the bottom edge of the neck opening. Mark this point.
Measure 1in (3cm) across from the drawn edge of the card (opposite the edge of the card). This will form the thickness of the neck edge. Mark this point. Form the inside of the neck by gently curving the bib between these two measures.
Cut out your bib template.
2. Sew the Bib
Fold your fabric in half. Place the template on the fold. Trace the edges using tailor's chalk. Cut the fabric.
Repeat Step 1 for all your front and back pieces. You will need two pieces (one front piece and one back piece) for each bib.
Take one front piece and one back piece. Place right sides together and pin.
Sew the two pieces together with your sewing machine. Sew as close to the edge as possible.
Leave a space of 2in (6cm) at the bottom of the bib.
Sew around the edge of the bib using a zig-zag stitch to stop the edges from fraying.
Clip small notches evenly around all the curves. This will stop the fabric from bunching. Be sure not to cut into the seam.
Turn the bib inside-out so that the right side is now facing out.
Carefully press the bib flat. Press the seam allowance in the gap you left in step 5. This will make it easier to sew it closed later.
3. Finish the Bib
Sew the gap closed using a hand needle and thread.
Sew on the snaps or poppers using the hand needle. Place one snap on the front of the bib and one snap at the back.
Bundle Up Your Bibs For Baby
And you’re finished. Well done! Now you just need to find a little person (or a grateful mama/papa) and share your lovely handmade goods.
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