Make Your Own Bibs
I want to show you how you can make a baby bib easily; make em' stylish, and functional. I have even created a free printable baby bib pattern for you to work with. This bib pattern is designed to print onto 8 1/2" by 11" paper. The pattern itself is bigger than the sheet of paper, so you will need to print it out, trim it, and tape it together.
Once you have printed out your pattern, start by pinning the pattern to the fabric you intend to work with. You will need two different types of fabric for this project. One fabric should be absorbent and durable. My absolute fave is french terry. Like the kind that is intended for making towels and wash cloths and things. The great thing about using terry cloth is that after baby has finished their meal, you can wet the terry cloth side of the bib and use it just like a wash cloth to clean her up.
The other fabric you choose to make this bib with can be decorative. It can really be any kind of fabric you want, although I recommend using something less thick than the terry cloth. I used some simple cotton fabric with a nice bright pattern.
Layer both of your fabric choices with right sides facing inward and pin the pattern to the fabric. Use the pattern as a guideline and cut through both pieces of fabric to trim out the pattern pieces.
Sew the baby bib pieces together with a 1/4"-1/2" seam allowance stopping to leave about 2" open for turning the fabric. Turn the fabric and press out the corners. Stitch the opening shut.
Run a hot clothes iron over the bib to press out the seams. I usually like to go back and stitch an extra seam about 1/4" from the edge. It gives a beautiful finished look, especially if you use a contrasting colored thread.
Lastly you'll need to sew on some sort of closure. I like to use little metal snaps but you could also use sew-able velcro.