Tuesday, June 12, 2012


So, as crazy as this sounds, when a 9 month old eats avocado and other foods it leaves their bibs somewhat stained. Most of Lilly's bibs look like a rag I picked up off the street so I thought it was time to make her some new ones. Also, we have a game we play at our house, I put Lilly in her highchair, and then put on her bib, she instantaneously rips said bib off and the cycle continues. So, I thought by making bibs that tie, rather than using Velcro, we might attempt to solve this problem.


  • 1/4 yard of cotton Fabric
  • 1/4 yard of terry cloth fabric (in corresponding color) (I used white)
  • Thread
  • Ribbon (in corresponding color)

1. I simply traced the outline of a bib that I already had. I traced it onto the cotton fabric and onto the terry cloth. 
2. Next I placed the two cut out pieces together, front to front, and pinned them. Before pinning, I stuck two pieces of ribbon between the two pieces of fabric. You want to do this so that when you flip the bib inside out after sewing- the two pieces of ribbon can be tied together to form a bow. Below is a picture of what it will look like while pinned up and as you're sewing. Notice the small pieces of ribbon sticking out? All the rest of the ribbon is hanging out inside the two pieces.

3. Sew it Up. As you're sewing, don't forget to leave a 2 inch gap so that you can flip the bib inside out.

Below is a picture of the bib after it has been sewn and before it has been flipped inside out.
4. Flip it. The ribbon will help you do this because you can gently pull the ribbon so that the ends are easier to straighten.

5. Repair the Opening. You can do a top stitch here but I used the iron on adhesive because I thought it was easier. I simply folded the two pieces of fabric so that they were equal with the rest of the bib and then ironed the adhesive into place. I also like to iron the entire bib because it gives it a nice finished look and this way you can do both things at one time. Below is a picture of the finished product!

1/4 yard of each material is enough to make 4 bibs. BUT it's very important that you place them on your fabric in a way that allows you to get 4 bibs out of it. You might need to work with your fabric before cutting to make sure you are using it efficiently. Otherwise you'll only be able to make 2 bibs and you'll have a lot of wasted fabric and that's frustrating.

If anyone is interested in purchasing any bibs, I'm selling then for $5 each or a set of 3 for $13.00.

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