Today I’m very excited to share with you my super quick and easy 15 minute baby bib sewing tutorial. This project is perfect for beginner sewers and also would make an adorable baby shower gift.
Turtle has been a slobbery, snotty mess the past couple of weeks. He has 4 teeth coming in at once. Poor baby. He is so chilled out though that you’d hardly notice if it wasn’t for all of the snot and drool. Without a bib he soaks his shirts within minutes. Even with bibs he needs a bib change every couple of hours.
We have a ton of bibs from when Bean was a baby but most of them are pink and/or have flowers on them. So I figured it was time to whip up a batch of bibs for Turtle… and that I would share this super easy sewing tutorial with you. My favorite thing about it is that you use your favorite bib as a template.
Sew Creative’s 15 Minute Baby Bib Sewing Tutorial
- Two pieces of coordinating fabric approximately 12″X12″ (I love using fleece as my backing and flannel as my front since both are so absorbent but I have also played around with quilting cotton front and flannel and other materials for back.)
- Something to draw on your fabric with
- A sewing machine
- Your favorite baby bib
- Snaps or velcro
- An iron
Step 1: Take your favorite bib from your stash and trace around it. If you are going to be doing a lot of these you may want to trace it on paper and then cut out the shape to use as a template. Alternatively you can trace it on the back side (the side that will be hidden) of one of the pieces of fabric that you will be using for the bib.
Step 2: Pin your two pieces of fabric against each other so that the “right side” or side that you want showing is in the middle of the fabric sandwich. The bib template that you traced should be on the outside of the sandwich.
Step 3: Using your sewing machine straight stitch along the tracing of the bib. Make sure you leave a section of about 2 inches where you don’t sew (as pictured below) so that you can flip your bib right side out later.
Step 4: Using your scissors cut around the bib design leaving a 1/4 to 1/2 inch seam allowance.
Step 5: Flip your bib right side out. You can use a chopstick to get all of the corners popped out.
Step 6: Using your iron press your bib flat. Turn in the seam that you left open to be able to flip your bib right side out.
Step 7: Using your sewing machine and a coordinating color thread stitch all the way around your bib as close to the edge of the bib as you can get. I leave about an 1/8 of an inch between my needle and the edge of the bib.
Step 8: Add a snap or velcro to close the bib at the neck.
Voila! Your completed baby bib!
A stack of these would make such a cute baby shower gift.
Please let me know if you have any questions about this tutorial. Please also make sure to check out our other Tutorials and DIY/Craft projects.
Jennifer @ PinkWhen says
So cute Crystal! You make it look SEW easy 🙂
Wow! I don’t know why I’ve never thought of doing this! It’s a lovely idea, well done 😀
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Very cute – and really easy! I love it. I’m going to pin this to my baby board too, I always need good sewing projects for new babies. (stopping by from SITS today – Happy Saturday!)
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Christa the BabbyMama says
I’m so bookmarking this – I’ve been meaning to make bibs forever – even got a waterproof backer with a soft side, but then just never got around to it while my daughter needed them. Now I have a baby again so…
Finlee and Me says
This is such a simple pattern and the bib looks great. I really like the softness of fleece, and I really like the generous width of the pattern as well. Some bibs I have seen look quite narrow, so allowing the extra width is great.
Bean and Me says
Your baby looks so happy in the bib, so it must be a great material. I also adore the pattern you have chosen. Everything about this item is great.
Rob O'Neill says
What a very great thing to try! I didn’t know that sewing a baby bib can be done within just 15 minutes. I thought sewing will take more than 30 minutes because some of sewing tutorial I saw took that particular time but you’ve proved it wrong. I love the pattern because it seems so simple and I like your baby bibs.
The only thing I woukd like to add is ths clipping around tge curves to allow it lie flat but hiis is great tutorial for all skill levels!!! Great job with the photos I learn from showing me and this is very clear of the steps!!