My youngest baby has been a spitter. It was never a lot; she was just always dribbling something out of her mouth. I’ve made baby bibs in the past which I still use, but I needed to make some more and decided to use some custom printed fabric. I chose the word “BABY” because babies are the best. It would be so fun with your child’s name or nickname! I made these with snap tape I had on hand which make them really fast to sew up, and I’m sharing a free pattern and tutorial today!
I have made loads of bibs. Some were too thick, I wanted them to be really absorbent, and don’t drape well. Then I went the opposite direction and made them thin so they wouldn’t be uncomfortable, but they don’t absorb as much. I found a good middle by using basic cotton on one side and premium cotton on the other side. The cotton of both make them comfortable and absorbent, but the premium cotton takes it up a notch.
2 fat quarters of cotton fabric or fabric with good absorbency – cat fabric, black gingham*, “baby” fabric (If you don’t want white “baby” fabric there’s also “baby” fabric on yellow, pink, blue, green, and gray.)
1. Cut out your fabric using the free pattern. Have fun mixing and matching prints to make lots of fun, reversible bibs.
2. Cut your snap tape about 2 3/8″ long with the snaps in the middle. You have to work around the snaps a little depending on the spacing.
3. Separate the snap tape.
4. Fold the snap tap in half lengthwise so that the raw edges match up. Pin the raw edges to the top corners of the bib with the fabric facing up.
5. Place the other side of the bib with right sides down. (I pulled the snap tape out so you could see it in the picture.)
4. Sew all around the bib with a straight stitch at 3/8″ seam allowance. Leave a 2′ gap.
5. Trim the corners.
6. Turn the bib right side out and poke out the corners. Iron the bib so that the seams are flat.
7. Topstitch 1/8″ from the edge all around the bib which will close the hole.