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Baby Bib ~ How to make your own Baby Bib with free tutorial

June 29, 2012

Two friends have recently had baby boys so I thought I’d have a go at making them their own personalised baby bibs. You can never have too many bibs. Fact.

Here’s a free tutorial for how to make this fabric baby bib. It was really simple to do and you can customise your own bib however you want. As ever, there is a step-by-step set of pictures in a slideshow below the written instructions. Enjoy…

Materials Needed

  • Bib template (I made mine by drawing round an existing bib)
  • Two rectangles of fabric the same size as the bib template
  • One rectangle of towel or flannel.
  • Binding to go round the perimeter of the bib – mine was at least 50″ in length
  • Means of fastening ~ I used velcro, but you could use pop studs.
  • If personalising your baby bib, then you’ll also need a scrap of fabric and some bondaweb

How to Make Your Own Fabric Baby Bib

  1. Cut out your three rectangles to incorporate the bib template.
  2. If personalising, draw your letter/picture onto the bondaweb (paper side),  press this with a hot iron (no steam) onto your chosen scrap of fabric. Peel off the paper and then press this onto the fabric you’ll have for the front of the bib. Secure with stitching.
  3. Place the outer fabrics together (wrong sides together). Sandwich the towel/flannel between them and pin a couple of times.
  4. Draw around the bib template onto your fabric and secure your means of fastening onto the front of one and the back of the other. I did this at the end but it makes more sense to do this now
  5. Still in its rectangle form,  stitch back and forth across the three pieces of material to secure them together. My stitching created rhombus shapes on the bib, but you could do whatever takes your fancy and suits the material you’ve used.
  6. Now cut out the bib shape.
  7. Going very slowly especially around the tighter curves, sew your binding carefully around the edge, folding it in on itself at the end to avoid fraying. I used a wide zig-zag stitch on one of the bibs and a straight stitch on the other, and wish I’d only used straight stitch as it looks much neater.
  8. Ta Daah! Made By Yours Truly. You’re done! Now sit back and admire your handiwork.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 29, 2012 17:21

    Thanks Truly! Love your tutorials 🙂

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