This is my first tutorial, so bare with me.
After viewing the photos I have already concluded that I need to make myself a light box (yet another item for the never ending 'TO DO' list). So hopefully as this blog progresses the photo's I post should be better.
How to make a baby's bib
You will need....
2 pieces of fabric 10" by 14" (1 piece of fabric should be absorbent such as toweling, chenille)
A pattern (you can sketch one free hand, download or buy one from a store)
A snap or hook and loop fastening
|First cut out your bib pattern and then your fabric. I always fold my fabric in half it's quicker and more accurate.|
|Place your bib fabric print side down on your backing fabric which should have the right side facing up and pin. I used chenille as it's thick and absorbent.|
|Cut out the backing so it will be the same shape as the top fabric.|
|It should look like this.|
|It should look like this. I usually trim the seam allowance a little so that it cuts down on bulk. But I never trim around the opening, I always leave the full allowance so that it is easier to sew it closed at the end.|
|Turn the bib inside out using the 8cm opening you left when sewing.|
|I like to use the wrong end of a knitting needle to push out the top of the bib, other people have told me a chopstick also works well.|
|Be careful not to push too hard. You don't want the needle to rip the stitching.|
|Press your bib turning in a hem where the 8cm opening is.|
|Top stitch your bib 3-4mm from the edge. This will close the 8cm opening.|
|Add a snap with a pliers style snap tool. You can also sew a hook and loop fastening on.|
This is the best website I have found for learning how to apply these snaps. The instructions and diagrams on the back of the package were not all that easy to understand.
|The finished snaps should looks something like this. I used a pearl snap.|
|The finished product with it's matching burp cloth. How cute is this fabric?|
Click on the link below for other 'London' bibs for sale at my shop