This is a simple Bandana Bib, suitable for all sewing levels. The convenience of a Bandana Bib over a full-size bib for when you just need a dribble collector rather than a full-on food collector. You can also make them more trendy to suit a particular outfit for that special occasion, to make them the envy of other babies.

Getting Started

This is a standard-sized Infant – Toddler Bandana Bib, secured with snaps.

Whether it is for your own baby or as a gift for a friend, you could put together some uniquely funky colours to make your bibs a trendy added accessory for your baby.

Designed with a cotton front in mind, with either fleece, toweling or your own personal choice of backing.

To make your own Toddler Bandana Bib you will need:

0.3m x Main fabric
0.3m x Backing (fleece or toweling)
Snap closures – Size 16 KAM used in this pattern
Matching thread


Print off pattern pieces and join as per enclosed instructions. If you do not have your own pattern you can print one for FREE here…

Cut out one each of the front and backing. I tend to make mine in pairs.

Prewash all your flannels before you start!





Bandana Bib Cut out One each of Front and Back

Cut out One each of Front & Back

Bandana Bib Right Sides Together

Place fabric Right Sides Together (RST)

Bandana Bib Pin Right Sides Together

Pin RST, ready to sew

Start Stitiching on a Straight


Starting at a straight side, using a 6mm seam.

Stitch around edge of bandana bib

Using a 6mm seam continue to stitch around the edge of the Bib.

Leave a Gap to Turn Bib through to Right Side


Continue stitching around the edge of the Bib leaving a gap (approx 5cm) to turn the bib through to the right side.

Nip and clip around curves before turning through to the right side.

Nip and clip around curves before turning through to the right side.

Turn Through to Right Side
Turned through to right side

Turn through to the right side, and press.

Pin the gap and top stitch

Pin the gap where you turned it through.

Start top stitching at the gap, and stitch around the entire edge, until you get to where you started.

Top stitch
Add Snaps

Add snaps at neck to join and complete your bib.

Finished Bandana Bib

So you have now funky little Bandana Bib… CONGRATULATIONS!

Now that you have put your first one together, time to add to your collection and get some practice and confidence to then grow your baby bib a bandana collection. You will be amazed at how easy they are to make and how trendy your baby will look wearing them.

You will only be limited by your imagination, so… share your wares below, I can’t wait to see your achievements. In the mean time, happy sewing.

JoAnne Adrian

JoAnne Adrian

Director: Learn to Sew at Home with Jo ‘n’ Sew

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