A simple tutorial on how to make a baby bib. Straightforward instructions to show you step by step how to make a baby bib. It could not be easier unless you pay someone else to do it.

Getting Started

If you have not made a baby bib before, do not let that put you off, as this is a beginner level pattern. This is a well-sized Infant and Toddler Bib, secured with snaps.

Whether you are making them for your own baby or as a gift for someone else, you can put together some unique funky colours to make your bibs the envy of other mothers.

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

To make your own Toddler Bib you will need:

0.5m x Main fabric
0.5m x Backing (fleece or toweling)
Snap closures – Size 20 KAM used in this pattern
Matching thread

Instructions:

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 of main fabric and one of backing.

Prewash all your flannels before you get started!

 

 

 

 

Baby Bib Cut out One each of Front and Back

Cut out One each of Front & Back

Baby Bib Right Sides Together

Place fabric Right Sides Together (RST)

Baby Bib Right Sides Together 1

Place fabric Right Sides Together (RST)

Baby 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 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.

Clip Curves before turning through to the right side

Clip Curves before turning through to the right side.

Nick Corners before turning through to the right side

Nick Corners before turning 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 Bib 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.

Top stitch

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

Add snaps

Add snaps at neck to join and complete your bib.

Finished Bib

So you have now finished your first Baby bib… CONGRATULATIONS!

Now that you have mastered your first one you will gain the confidence to vary your styles fabrics and colours. Please feel free to share your projects in the messages below, I would love to see them.

In the mean time, happy sewing.

JoAnne Adrian

JoAnne Adrian

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

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