Everyone needs baby gift ideas...right? I have been needing them out my arm pits lately so here is what I will sometimes make for the new mommies to be and their little bundles.
* Pattern for bib or an old bib you can trace
*Cotton for Front (1/2 a Fat Quarter will make one bib front)
* Muslin for back or anything else (some even use terry cloth so that it can be used as a wash rag too.)
* Flannel for the inside
*Cotton Scraps for embellishment
* Fabric iron on adhesive
First find an old bib or print out a pattern you like for tracing. I used this one. Then trace 1 piece of muslin for the back, 1 piece of flannel for the inside (this just helps with spills on the bib. Makes it a bit more absorbent) and 1 cotton print for the front. When I make these I do them in groups so in the pictures I am making four of them.
After you have your bib pieces cut out then decide what you want the front to look like. These will all be raw edged embellishments so cut away and have fun playing with different shapes and patterns.
Iron on your pattern with a fabric adhesive. I used Stitch Witchery on these ones. It's just what I had laying around. You can use whatever you like.
When you get that done you'll be ready to sew it to your bib top.
I like to play with the stitches on my machine and use several different ones to make each item stand out.
(At this point I looked over and saw my Sadie on top of the counter watching cartoons and munching on some cereal. Apparently she did not get enough breakfast.) I also don't know how she got up there.
Silly girl! Bad mommy! I should pay more attention.
Next you can add buttons or ribbons or anything else that makes you happy.
Now it's time to assemble the bib. Make a sandwich with the flannel on bottom, then the printed top piece in the middle and then the backing on top. It should look like this.
Sew around it all leaving a small opening for turning right side out.
Snip around the curved neck part being careful not to cut the thread holding it all together.
Turn right side out and iron flat.
Top stitch around the bib making sure to close off the opening. Sew on a button, snaps or Velcro for bib fastening.
You're done! Now you have a cute gift ready for a baby shower or for your own tiny love.
Let me know if you have any questions and leave a comment if you would like to be the owner of two of these bibs as a giveaway. Just tell us something you like to give as a gift or a project your working on. You can also let us know more about what your interests are. The winner will get to pick which two you would like! I'll do a drawing for the lucky winner next Monday, May 17th.
We'll be posting baby gift ideas all week so keep coming back.