DIY Baby Bandanna Bib Pattern
DIY Baby Bandanna Bib Pattern: Roughly six months ago, a delightful baby boy came into my life. The occasional spit up soiled his clean layette sets, but a quick wipe and we were good. Then four moths rolled around, and the drool began. I’m not talking about your slobbery-kiss baby, I’m talking about the soaked shirt, pouring from the mouth, pretty much water-type drool ALL THE TIME. Now, I could have used a pastel bib covered with elephants or teddy bears, but I wanted something that would look a little less like he was about to have a meal while still doing it’s job. The perfect solution? Baby bandanna bibs.
Check out this drool.
Multi-functional and oh so stylish, these bibs are crazy easy to make and you can whip out a whole bunch in very little time.
What you’ll need:
These can be flannel, cotton, jersey knit, terry cloth, or whatever you’ve got on hand.
Something for attachment.
I personally like the little baby snaps but you can use velcro or a variety of different snaps.
This is, of course, optional, but hand sewing these babies is much more time consuming.
Scissors work, but a rotary cutter and mat is ideal.
Start by cutting your fabric into a square.
I cut mine into 11″ x 11″ squares, but you can play with your size. My baby is a chubby six months, so 11″ or larger was good for me. Cutting squares is easier said than done, am I right? Be careful with your measurements and use a ruler if you have one.
I wanted bandanna to be black flannel on the inside and the checks on the outside, so I cut two squares. The nice part about this is that one square makes one bib, so if you want your bib one color/fabric, you only need to cut one square.
Next, fold your square into a triangle, then fold again. This method eliminates a step, but if you’re a little unsure, you can cut your square once corner to corner and then fold that into a smaller triangle.
Measure in one inch on the side where the two folds come together, not the raw-edge size, or the one fold side.
Using a ruler or straight edge, cut from your one-inch mark to the opposite corner. You are making the neck of the bandanna.
Then cut an inch off the corners that will go around the baby’s neck- this makes then less pointy and bulky.
Now you should have two slightly v-shaped pieces. I like to make them into the v-shape so that they wrap around the baby’s neck easier and don’t leave a lot of fabric and bulk in the front and under the chin.
Pin your fabric right sides together and sew around the edge, leaving about a two to three inch gap.
This is where you will turn it right side out. I used a 1/8″ seam allowance because I wanted my finished seam to be close to the edge, but you can do 1/4″ if you like.
Turn your bib right side out and press. At the gap, fold the edges under and press them, so they look like the rest of the bib.
Pin the gap, and sew around the edge of the entire bib. Again, I stayed close to the edge. You want to make sure you seal up the gap.
You’re almost done. Now add your respective attachments.
Make sure you line them up so they’re on the right sides.
All done! Sew your other bib and you’ve got two stylish drool soaking bibs in just minutes!
I take these off the baby when he sleeps, eats, or rides in the car seat, but most other times you’ll see him sporting one. I was changing his shirt a few times every day, now I just switch bibs. So handy and so cute. Enjoy!
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