So one of us on this blog is expecting soon and that of course has prompted the other to make lots of baby-related gifts! This one will likely be the first of a few baby-specific crafts!
Of course bibs are essential (and I actually may have gone over board by making over 10 bibs for the upcoming baby girl…) but they’re so useful right?! Now to the instructions! Disclaimer: I am beginner level 1 when it comes to sewing so if I get something horribly wrong, please let me know in the comments.
First, download the pattern by clicking the button below:
This pattern also includes instructions but I will include the step-by-step photo instructions here as well!
- 1/2 yard fabric (cotton) //
- 1/2 yard Flannel for lining (optional- I didn’t use this) //
- 1 snap set or velcro (I got KAM snaps here and love them!) //
- Ribbon, lace, buttons or other decoration (optional) //
- Thread //
Step 1: Print out the pattern and cut out piece A and piece B
Step 2: Line up piece A with piece B and place on top of your fabric. I used two layers of cotton and cut them both at the same time.
Step 3: Trace around the pattern with a marker or fabric pen. Remember to mark where the snaps will go!
Step 4: Cut out the pattern Step 5: Pin the two pieces together with the print sides facing each other
Sew around the edges of the bib, leaving about 2 to 3 inches unstitched so you can turn it out in the end. Remember to back stitch at the beginning and end!
Step 6: Use the opening to turn the bib inside out. Carefully clip around the curves.
Step 7: Tuck the openings in and press with an iron
Step 8: Top stitch around the entire bib.
Almost done! I added a bow for some extra decoration.
Step 9: Add the snaps according to manufacturer’s instructions. Again, the KAM snaps are so easy and come in the BEST colors!
Rob O'Neill says
Awesome scalloped baby bib! The design seems so simple and the steps are very easy to follow. Nice Job!
Thank you so much Rob!!
Mary Lou McCullagh says
To save time put fabrics right sides together before marking and cutting. Pink around all edges to ease curves. I make a lot of bibs and cut a pattern of tissue paper and pin it to the fabric instead of marking outline. I leave the tissue paper on and stitch around the edge. I can use the pattern many times or make a new one when it gets too frayed.
tracey harrison says
This is a brill and simply pattern for a beginner like me thank you xx