Today I’m very excited to share with you my super quick and easy 15 minute baby bib sewing tutorial. This project is perfect for beginner sewers and also would make an adorable baby shower gift.
Turtle has been a slobbery, snotty mess the past couple of weeks. He has 4 teeth coming in at once. Poor baby. He is so chilled out though that you’d hardly notice if it wasn’t for all of the snot and drool. Without a bib he soaks his shirts within minutes. Even with bibs he needs a bib change every couple of hours.
We have a ton of bibs from when Bean was a baby but most of them are pink and/or have flowers on them. So I figured it was time to whip up a batch of bibs for Turtle… and that I would share this super easy sewing tutorial with you. My favorite thing about it is that you use your favorite bib as a template.
Sew Creative’s 15 Minute Baby Bib Sewing Tutorial
- Two pieces of coordinating fabric approximately 12″X12″ (I love using fleece as my backing and flannel as my front since both are so absorbent but I have also played around with quilting cotton front and flannel and other materials for back.)
- Something to draw on your fabric with
- A sewing machine
- Your favorite baby bib
- Snaps or velcro
- An iron
Step 1: Take your favorite bib from your stash and trace around it. If you are going to be doing a lot of these you may want to trace it on paper and then cut out the shape to use as a template. Alternatively you can trace it on the back side (the side that will be hidden) of one of the pieces of fabric that you will be using for the bib.
Step 2: Pin your two pieces of fabric against each other so that the “right side” or side that you want showing is in the middle of the fabric sandwich. The bib template that you traced should be on the outside of the sandwich.
Step 3: Using your sewing machine straight stitch along the tracing of the bib. Make sure you leave a section of about 2 inches where you don’t sew (as pictured below) so that you can flip your bib right side out later.
Step 6: Using your iron press your bib flat. Turn in the seam that you left open to be able to flip your bib right side out.
Step 7: Using your sewing machine and a coordinating color thread stitch all the way around your bib as close to the edge of the bib as you can get. I leave about an 1/8 of an inch between my needle and the edge of the bib.
Step 8: Add a snap or velcro to close the bib at the neck.
A stack of these would make such a cute baby shower gift.