DIY: Baby Bib

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So all the bibs my little girl has are tiny! I remembered that my mom made bibs for us when we were youngsters out of dish towels that pretty much covered our entire bodies. Here is a bib you can make for your little one.

Step 1. You will need and old towel or a new towel, whichever you want, some double sided bias tape, some chalk to mark where you will cut, some pins, some scissors, an iron, and an ironing board.

Step 2. Fold your towel in half "hamburger" style. Mark the outline of the bib making it a little curvy to add some character. (I used black marker so you could see it better, but you should use your chalk.)

Step 3. Cut out on the line! Pin the bib so things don't slip around.

Step 4. Lay out the towel flat and mark at the top of the bib a place for your child's neck to go. I made mine a couple inches deep and about 3 inches wide.

Step 5. Iron your double sided bias tape to the edge of the bib. The heat from the iron should make the bias tape curve to the bib. Don't worry about the neckline yet, we will get to that later. Pin as needed.

Step 6. Sew on your bias tape! I like to sew things at the edge of the presser foot. Start at the neckline and end at the neckline. Clip off the ends of the bias tape.

Step 7. Cut a piece of bias tape about 30 inches long for the neck tie. You could make it longer or shorter depending on what you like or what will fit your little one. Find the middle of the bias tape and the middle of the neck. Put the middle of the bias tape over the middle of the bib's neck and start ironing away like you did with the edge of the bib.

Step 8. Sew the neck tie onto the neck and stitch a little zigzag stitch where the two bias tapes meet to secure everything a little better. Tie knots at the end of the ties and you are done!!! Your baby will be cute and covered.

Let us know what you think!


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  1. I'm going to have to try this! I'll let you know how it works for me. I'm not nearly as talented in the sewing area as you are but we'll see how it turns out.