What’s the Project? This easy baby bib pattern is the perfect thing to sew whether you’ve got a little one of your own or need a baby gift! It’s simple to sew, fits babies really well, and can be made in a few minutes!
Brace yourself for cute baby pictures because that’s what you’re going to get in this post! Well, that and a super cute baby bib pattern and tutorial from Sweet Red Poppy and it’s fantastic! But also-these cute babies!
Anyway, this beginner 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?
How to Make Baby Bibs:
Hi, It’s Kim from the sewing blog Sweet Red Poppy and I’m so excited to share this super easy-to-make Fringed Baby Bib pattern with you today. My baby girl just turned 9 months and was in desperate need of some baby bibs.
After buying quite a few baby bibs at the store I realized they were all WAY too small. I created this beginner baby bib pattern to give adequate coverage to baby and toddler bellies alike so they can stay mess-free while they enjoy their food.
Did I mention this is the easiest bib to make?!? No worrying about putting right sides together and turning your bib inside out and trying to stitch it closed. It’s just one seam, a snap and you’re done! Couldn’t be better and it’s so cute with the raw edges showing.
You might even be able to use some of your fabric scraps to make this DIY bib. That’s handy, right? You can make it reversible if you want and it will work for a toddler bib too. You’re going to want to sew a bunch!
Here’s the free pattern:
Simple Baby Bib Sewing Pattern
- 2.5 yard cuts of flannel fabric yields 2 bibs
- matching thread
- snaps or Velcro
- Baby Bib Pattern
- Begin by printing the PDF and taping together your baby bib template. Cut out each baby bib 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. You may want to consider using two coordinating fabrics because the bib is reversible.
- 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.
- Now you're going to top stitch. 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 around the edge of the bib! Cut close to, but not through the stitching every 1/4 inch all the way around the bib with sharp scissors.
- 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 also 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 baby bib pattern 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!
You can find more of my projects on my blog Sweet Red Poppy and get daily sewing inspiration by following my Instagram account.
That’s it! Hope you have fun sewing up lots of this baby bib pattern!
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Phyllis Bailey says
I am grateful for this website. I can look at something and draw a pattern on legal printer paper easily. I have a new great-niece in May to sew for! Hallelujah. The material blocks are a great thing for her room to have for her to learn to roll around as she grows also. Great ideas!!!
Cindy Hennessy says
Made these bibs for my granddaughter, super cute! I will add that with 2 1/2 yard pieces of flannel fabric, I made 4 bibs even though directions say it makes 2. I used velcro for the closure which was perfect. Also, popping in the dryer when finished did not fluff the fringe, I had to wash them twice to do so. My daughter loved them so will be making a few more!
This may sound like a dumb question,…but what are A4 pages? Is it just regular computer printer paper? I’m new to sewing and would love to make these!!! They look so adorable and easy!
Does the flannel ravel since it is not finished?
Cindy Hennessy says
Yes, the flannel edges will fray which makes them that much cuter. After snipping I washed them 3 times to encourage the fraying. I just made 24 bibs for my granddaughter, came out super cute. My daughter loves them.
Loved it. Great And looks cool also.
is the pattern spread over two A4 pages?
Colleen Keys says
When I try to click on the pattern for this bib I am taken to a Dept of Education log in page! Help
Try it again-I just uploaded it a different way so let’s see if that helps.
WHAT SIZE DOES YOUR BIB FIT
VERY NICE PATTERN
Mary Jo Schutz says
Thank you for the bib pattern. You really are quite talented.
Lana K says
I’m smitten with your adorable baby! Lol. What a darling little “model.” Great and easy bib pattern. Can’t wait to make some for 2 expecting moms I know. Thanks for sharing.
Sandra Cobain says
Completely smitten with those bibs!!! I think I’ll pick up some fabrics this week, and make a few of these lovelies for my niece!! Thanks so much for sharing!
Where did you get the cute fabric?
Hi Terri, all the fabric is from Michael Miller Fabics. It’s a line of fabric designed by Sarah Jane called Magic. Isn’t it so sweet?
Where is the pattern? I could not find anyplace where I was supposed to download it?
It’s in the supply list.
Jané adams says
Look back on page 2 or 3 for sUPPLIES. The last item on the list is the pattern…tap on the word “pattern”