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4.01.2016

FREE PATTERN: Bow-Inspired Baby Drool Bib

I originally wrote this for the Hancock Fabrics blog, but it was recently announce that they are going out of business so I'm sharing it here. Run to your nearest Hancock's to see if there are any deals on fabric!
Little babies are adorable, but they are a lot of work. My two girls never spit up a ton, but they spit up just enough tha I'd have to change their outfit every time they spit up. I quickly decided it was too much work, and I needed to fin a way to make my life easier. I made some simple drool bibs that I could switch out whever they got wet. I went for an extra feminine one and used floral swiss dot fabric with a little bow detail on the side. And I've included a free, simple pattern that you can print out and make your own!

*For safety do not let baby sleep with a bib. Do not leave baby alone while wearing a bib.*
SUPPLIES
Bow-Inspired Bib Pattern 
Fabric, at least 1/3 yd (floral swiss dot)
Velcro
Sewing Supplies*

1. If doing the bow bib, cut out two opposite pieces. Also, cut one strip 2.5" x 7" for the tab.
If doing the triangle bib, cut two pieces using only the "left" line.

For the Bow Bib:
2. With right sides together sew at 1/4" around the outside of the bib leaving a 3" hole for turning. With rights sides together sew at 1/4" on the long side of the tab.
3. Trim corners.
4. Turn right sides out. Sew 1/8" from the edge all the way around and close the hole.
5. Turn the tab right sides out. Sew 1/8" from the edge on both long sides of the tab.
6. Press both pieces.

7. With right sides together sew the short ends of the tab together. Turn right side out.
8. Change your stitch length to 5 and sew across the widest part of the bow side.
9. Pull the bobbin thread to gather the fabric.
10. Slip the tab onto the bib and center it over the gathered part of the bib.
11. Sew a rectangle around all four edges of the tab to anchor the gathering and keep it from moving around.
11. Sew Velcro to each end of the bib.

For the triangle bib:
2. With right sides together sew at 1/4" around the outside of the bib leaving a 3" hole for turning.
3. Trim corners.
4. Turn right sides out. Sew 1/8" from the edge all the way around and close the hole.
5. Press.
6. Sew Velcro to each end of the bib.

Heather

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