I stopped by a friend’s house last week with some baby-warming goodies… some post-natal comfort food for her and her family, and some homemade bibs for her new boy, Cole. These bibs are a cinch to make and are actually the very first things I learned to sew… (the pattern is from Amy Karol’s book, Bend-the-Rules Sewing). The back of the bib is made with soft cotton flannel.
I wanted to use fabric suitable for a boy of course, but that didn’t look babyish. The owl fabric is one of my favorites. I got it from an upholstry fabric store (U-fab here in C’ville) and I’ve used it to make Grant a pair of overalls, a pillow for our living room, and a tote (you’ll see another version of the owl in the last picture). You can’t really see it here, but once I appliquéd the owl, I used gold thread and stitched all around the square- it really made it look cool.
These cute bugs have crazy bugged-out eyes! Love them! The fabric was a great clearance buy from Fabric.com. It’s by Jay McCarroll for Free Spirit. I love his designs, and have used his garden bunnies for Ellery and my niece Avery’s Easter Dresses. His kooky alien-bird is on the appliqué below:
For the appliqué, I cut a rough shape with my desired image in the center. I then ironed on some lightweight interfacing to the back of the image. Then, I cut my shape out into a clean square (or oval) and placed it on the bib. I ironed it again and then pinned it in the center. Stitched around the border with a straight stitch, and then using my gold thread, zig-zagged all around it to add some bling.
So, if you’re like me and have lots of friends makin’ babies these days, give these a shot. They are quick and unique and stay nice through many washes- my kids have been wearing the same ones for a year and a half and they still look pretty darn cute (the bibs too!). 🙂
5 thoughts on “Baby Bibs”
Another beautifully done project! These are great. I love that kooky-bird! Thanks for linking up again at Creative Me Monday!
Where DO you find the time?
too cute! the way my baby eats i’d hate for her to soil such cute bibs!! the first stain would crush me!!
These are very cool and cute – Great job !
Love the bibs, Erin!!!! We have gotten alot of wear out of them already (what can I say – I reproduce babes who spit up ALOT)!