Baby Bib Bandanas are a cute little baby essential that you can literally whip up in less than an hour. They make the perfect custom gift for a new mom!
- Fabric 2 8” x 16” pieces of fabric (You can get fabric like mine from www.onlinefrabicstore.net)
- Scissors or rotary cutter
- Cutting mat
- Sewing Machine
- Snaps or velcro
If you open that piece up you’ll be able to see the shape of the bandana. Folded in half still, take the longest edge that will be the part that will sit next to the child’s neck. Line up that side on the edge of the mat. Go in 1” in what would be the centre of the bib if it were opened up and cut up to the corner, which would be where the two ends of the bib would meet if it were open, on an angle.
Take the ends that will be where the snaps will sit and line them up at zero on your cutting mat. Cut the ends off at the 1” mark.
Repeat all the above instructions for your backing fabric.
Put the two good sides together and pin, making sure to leave enough space to turn the bib inside out.
Sew around the bib making sure to make stitch at the beginning and the end.
Trim excess fabric so you don’t have bulk inside once it’s turned right side out.
Turn the bib right side out, adjust fabric so it creates a nice flat seam and iron, if you have one.
Now sew all the way around your bib to close up the gap we left and also to give a nice finishing stitch all the way around the bib.
The last step is to place the snaps or velcro.
Voila! All finished!
Now it’s time to see the rest of the DIY fabric project ideas from my Canadian blogging friends. Check out the hashtag #12MonthsOfDIY on Instagram for more fun!
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