Bib Tutorial & 10 Free Bib Patterns

by Kelsey Norwood

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baby bib tutorial

My little Gussie is a champion spitter/drooler. At 4 months he still spits up a ton and so I finally got tired if him smelling sour all the time and made him some flannel bibs. (I hate cloth bibs for eating – they just get stained so we use the plastic ones. For spitting/drooling, flannel is the best – it’s like a burp cloth tied constantly around their neck and makes for lots less laundry and outfit changing.)

I used this bib pattern from Chickpea Studio and it has been perfect – I love the shape and size. So you cut out 2 of the bib pattern and sew them together.

infant baby bib tutorial

I appliqued my bibs cause I can’t help myself…I used my Cricut Expressions to cut some little patterns, backed them with Heat’N’Bond and edgestitched them to the bib before sewing the front and back together. (I used the following cartridges: Life is a Beach, Stamping Solutions, Paper Doll Dress Up)For some of them I did some little details with embroidery thread.

I also serged the front and back together to save time and used velcro instead of a snap or button.I just used flannel scraps or remnant pieces I’ve picked up at Joann so this project helped me clear out some of my ridiculous fabric stash.

(If you’re new to sewing or just getting back into it after many years, I recommend the following sewing 101 ebook.)

Here are some other great bib patterns I found in my wanderings:

  1. Nested Bib Pattern
  2. Reversible Baby Bib
  3. Catch All Laminated Bib
  4. Apron Bib Pattern
  5. Bandana Bib
  6. Fabulous Fifties Bib
  7. Recycled Vintage Bib
  8. Baby Breakfast Bib
  9. Towel Baby Bibs

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