By Christina Dennis
Sewing a custom bib for your baby, or as a gift for a baby shower, is fun & easy! You can use scraps of fabric you have leftover from other projects, or purchase some special fabric, like laminated cotton, that works especially well for bibs.
You will need:
- a pre-made bib (to use as a template)
- fabric (flannel, minkee, or laminated cotton)
- contrasting fabric (optional – for reverse side of bib)
- sewing machine
- velcro or snap (use velcro if you want the bib to be reversible)
To make the bib:
- Fold the store-bought bib in half lengthwise. Each half should be identicle. Lay the bib on a piece of paper and trace around. Remove the bib, and draw an additional a 1/2″ seam allowance to the traced shape.
- Cut out the paper pattern, place on fold of fabric. If you want a bib with the same fabric on both sides, cut 2 bib pieces out of one fabric. For a bib with a contrasting reverse side, cut one bib piece from one fabric, and one bib piece from a contrasting fabric.
- Unfold pieces and place right sides together. Pin.
- Sew around the bib using a 1/2″ seam allowance and leaving a 2″ opening at the bottom of the bib.
- Turn the bib right-side out using 2″ opening.
- Top-stitch around the bib and doing so, close opening.
- Attach velcro pieces to bib tops, or attach snaps.