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Easy Baby Bib Tutorial


  • Terrycloth or a towel

  • Double Gauze or Quilting Cotton

  • Bias Tape (pre-made or make your own from quilting cotton)

  • Thread


  • Scissors

  • Sewing Machine

  • Vanishing Marking Pen

  • Clips or Pins


Step 1

Lay double gauze or Quilting Cotton on the terrycloth with the wrong sides together. Mark Straight lines (horizontal or vertical) one inch apart using the vanishing marking pen.

Step 2

Quilt along the drawn lines with your stitch length set between 3.0 and 3.5 mm.

Step 3

Lay the bib template on top of the quilted layers. Lay something heavy in the center of the pattern to keep it from shifting, then trace around the template and cut out using scissors. For my bib template, I took an oversized piece of paper and folded it in half. I laid half of a bib I had laying around on the fold, traced, and cut so the two sides were completely symmetrical.

Step 4

(Skip if using pre-made bias tape) Make about 60" of bias tape. Since this needs to go around curved edges, it's really important that this is made on the bias so that it stretches. You can find a really great tutorial on how to do this here.

Step 5

Cut two, 8" pieces of bias tape. Fold over one edge and topstitch. Baste the unfinished edge to the top of the bib 1/8" away from the edge with a 5.0 stitch length.

Step 6

Pin or clip the bias tape all the way around the bib. When you get to the end, check out this video to get the perfect finish!

Step 7

Topstitch around the bias tape about an 1/8" away from the edge of the tape. Make sure your catching the bias tape on the back too! When you get to the ties, fold them up before you topstitch so that they lay the right way when you're finished.

You're done! Wash away the markings using a baby safe detergent like Dreft then use with your baby or gift to someone else.

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