I am excited to share the latest DIY in our Baby Love series. Lately, my go-to baby shower handmade gift has been burp cloths. While spending the weekend with my best friend and her twin baby boys, I was reminded just how important and useful bibs are! So I decided to add some colorful bibs to the burp cloths for the perfect shower gift! I wanted to make the bibs comfy for the babies, but also stylish. I use terry cloth fabric as the back side of the bib and 100% soft cotton woven fabric for the front.
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Supplies: 15 x 11 in of cotton print fabric, 15 x 11 in White Terry Cloth Fabric
, velcro, scissors, sewing machine
*You can use a fat quarter of each fabric.
1. Print the bib pattern pages (click here —>) Baby bib pattern. Cut the patterns and tape pages together. Line up pattern on terry cloth fabric fold and pin. You could also use a favorite bib you have on hand, like I did. My photos show me using a baby bib I liked to use as the pattern.
Step 2: Cut the terry cloth fabric around the pattern.
Step 3: Lay the cut terry fabric on the the right side of the printed fabric and pin. Cut the printed fabric. You can also use scrap fabric and sew pieces of fabric together for the front of bib.
Step 4: Sew the two fabrics together leaving a 2 inch opening on the bottom portion of bib.
Step 5: Pull the fabrics through the opening.
Step 6: Tuck the opening inside to match the sides.
Step 7: Iron the bib.
Step 8: Sew a top stitch – you can use a straight or zig-zag stitch.
Step 9: Now add velcro to the ends of the bib. I used what I had on hand – iron on velcro. You can use any kind of closures.
I would love to see what you create!
All photos by Sara Albers for alice & lois. All rights reserved.