Here is a tutorial for a super quick, super cute, almost free bib!
With one yard of fabric and one old receiving blanket, you should be able to get 4 bibs! My yard of fabric cost $2.50 and I got 4 bibs out of it! The 4 bibs took less than an hour to complete.
What you need:
Paper cut to 12.5 x 11 inches
2 sheets printer paper (8×11 inches)
Old receiving blanket
If you do not have paper large enough to cut a solid piece, use two sheets of regular printer paper as I have.
Place one sheet of paper long side to the top (11 inch width.) Then align the other sheet until the side edge becomes 12.5 inches.
Tape the two sheets together.
Your paper should measure 11 inches by 12.5 inches.
Measure and mark the center of the top edge of your paper. Make about a 1 1/2″ line.
Lay the old bib over your paper. Be sure that the bib is open and flat.
Align the top edge of the bib with the top of the paper and center it.
Trace the neck opening.
Cut the neck opening away.
It should look like this when it is flat.
Gather your fabric and blanket. You will need to cut 2 of the fabric and 1 of the blanket lining.
I recycle old receiving blankets for projects like this that need a little bit of a thicker lining. I’ve used the blankets for lining in many projects at home. FREE IS ALWAYS GOOD!
*Make sure that you are using prewashed fabric. Using unwashed fabric with prewashed blanket lining could result in an unusable bib. The fabric could shrink and leave the already laundered blanket lining in a lumpy mess!
I like to cut all three of my pieces together, but you can do it either way.
Cut out your pieces.
Cut out the neck opening.
You should have 3 layers.
This will slide around a bit so be sure to pin it good!
Get ready to stitch it up!
Set your machine to a medium width, short length zig-zag stitch.
Sew completely around the entire bib, including the neck opening. Leave about 1/4 inch edge.
Don’t worry about the rough edge!
Trim the entire bib as close as you can to the stitching without cutting into your thread. I used pinking shears, but you could also use regular scissors too. After washing, this will leave a cute, soft edge.
Cut 2 inches of velcro-type fastener. Sew it to the bib.
Remember to sew the pieces on opposite sides, otherwise the bib will not close!
This is my 7 month old. As you can see, this is a large bib! It covers part of her lap too!