Brace yourself for cute baby pictures because that’s what you’re going to get in this post! Well, that and a baby bib pattern and tutorial from Sweet Red Poppy and it’s fantastic! But also-these cute babies! Anyway, this baby bib pattern will be super handy for you to use whether you’ve got babies of your own or you need a great baby gift. Everyone needs baby bibs when they’ve got little ones!
So cute right?!
Hi, It’s Kim from the sewing blog Sweet Red Poppy and I’m so excited to share this super easy to make Fringed Bib tutorial with you today. My baby girl just turned 9 months and was in desperate need of some baby bibs.
After buying quite a few bibs at the store I realized they were all WAY too small. I created this pattern to give adequate coverage to baby and toddler bellies alike so they can stay mess-free while they enjoy their food.
Did you see all the photos I’ve been sharing of this bib over on my Instagram account? You can catch all my “behind the seams” photos by following me there.
Did I mention this is the easiest bib to make?!? No worrying about turning your bib inside out and trying to stitch it closed. It’s just one seam, a snap and you’re done!
Baby Bib Pattern:
I chose this beautiful flannel from Michael Miller Fabrics and I can hardly get over how sweet those little unicorns are!
- 2- 1/2 yard cuts of flannel fabric (yields 2 bibs)
- Matching Thread
- Sewing Machine
- Snaps or Velcro
- Bib Pattern
Begin by printing and taping together your pattern. Cut out each pattern piece and align the two small triangles together.
Pin your pattern to your fabric and then cut around the pattern. Each bib requires two pieces of fabric so keep that in mind if you plan on making multiple sets.
Lay your bib pieces wrong sides together and pin. If sewing around rounded edges leaves you feeling a bit nervous, draw a line around your bib 1/2 from the edge to use as a guide while you’re sewing. Make sure to use a washable marking pen.
Start at the bottom and sew up and around the neck and end where you began. Don’t forget to backstitch!
Now it’s time for the fringe! Cut close to, but not through the stitching every 1/4 inch all the way around the bib.
Apply a snap 1/2 inch from your stitching line on either side of the bib. I used Kam snaps for my bib because they hold up really well. You could easily apply a 1-inch piece of velcro if you don’t want to use snaps.
Now throw your bibs in the dryer to fluff up your fringe and you are finished!
This bib is super easy to hack!
One of the ideas I had was to cut the pattern in half so that I could use two separate prints. Just remember to add seam allowance to both sides of the pattern where you made your cut.
Another fun idea is to add an extra layer of flannel in the middle. Try adding a contrasting color in between your normal two pieces. Put it face up so that it shows through when you cut the fringe.
You could also cut the pattern in half and add an extra bottom half on top of the bib to create a sort of catch-all for food.
One last idea would be to add an applique to your bib.
For the perfect baby gift, pair this pattern with my Top Knot Baby Hat and you’ll be every new mom’s best friend!
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