April 22, 2012

DIY Baby Bibs

It all started when my (talented) Aunt Pam sent me two adorable bibs for the little G. I had to figure out how to replicate them because, frankly, I needed a break from burp cloths and these were a little different but still really practical.  Plus you can never have too many bibs on hand, right?

Baby Bib Instructions
  1. Purchase .25 yards each of chenille and a fabric of your choice, along with a pack of pearl snaps.  (This is also a great way to use up smaller pieces of fabric in your scrap pile.)
  2. Use a bib you have or one purchased from a consignment store as a pattern. Trace around it onto newspaper (or whatever you have on hand), adding 1/4" to the edge for your seam allowance.
  3. Pin the chenille to your "front" fabric as the bib will appear when assembled, and cut out your pieces using the pattern. Pinning the layers before you cut them out will keep you from accidentally reversing your fabrics before assembly.
  4. Pin the 2 bib pieces, right sides together, and sew around them with a straight stitch, using a 1/4" seam and leaving a 2" opening.
  5. Turn your bib right-side out through the opening.  Tuck in the seam allowance at the opening, pin, and handstitch it closed.
  6. Add your snap to the bib per the package instructions, and you're done.

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