Now this list was fun to put together! Though many are quite similar, there are plenty of cute ideas and lots of inspiration in this collection. Bibs make great homemade gifts for baby and any mom will tell ya…they are a must-have! All kinds of designs to choose from: back snap or velcro closure, side closure, back ties, and even pullovers, all so easy to make. Materials vary from pretty cotton prints to flannel, repurposed t-shirts, toweling and more. Enjoy!
Simple Decorative Edges: Simple with side velcro tab, made with micro-fiber dish towels and pretty decorative stitch along the edges.
Liberty: Pretty cotton fabric backed with organic cotton Terry and nickel plated snaps (back closure).
Breakfast: Backed with terry cloth or minky dot, uses a cereal box as template. Back closure (velcro).
Scrappy: Solid piece of fabric for the back, front made with bits of fabric scraps. Back snaps or velcro.
Washcloth: Neat idea, made with old t-shirts and colorful washcloths.
Necktie: Features a little collar and appliqued tie. Template pieces can be downloaded (image files).
T-Shirt: Made with old t-shirts and lined with fleece or flannel. Fabric appliques for the front.
Rag Quilt: Has a frayed edge with a pretty flower petal applique, snap closure at back.
Vintage Towel: Made with vintage tea towel and edges finished with bias tape (with back tie closure).
Dish Towel: (includes pattern piece to download) Made with a dish towel and finished with bias tape.
*First published January 4, 2011 and moved to this page for better organization
Here’s a sweet set for making baby bibs from a booklet that I have, so adorable! Original description:
These are fascinating to make especially when you have a scrap bag from which to select odds and ends of pretty cotton fabrics. These are not slap-dash affairs; little details, amusing, imaginative add to the fun of making–and to the pleasure of the wearer.
Four projects shown here have appliqued designs. To make the appliques in the easiest way, cut the templates (given below) from cardboard. Cut material slightly larger, then with hot iron press edges of cloth (clipped to make it lie flat) over cardboard piece. If material is hard to handle, baste it to cardboard first, then press–and remove basting threads. Hem, slip-stitch, or blanket-stitch cut-out in place.
Viewing Instructions: You can click each image to view a larger sample size. Templates are at the bottom of the page.
Crocheted Softy. White with dainty touches of pastel embroidery.
Peter Bunny: Two circles of pink terry cloth edged with pink bias binding. Eyes, carrot appliqued, nose and paw, blue chain stitches. His face is saucer size (6 1/2″), his body, plate size (9″). Each pink ear is faced with white. (Strings sewed to back of ears for 2 1/2″.) Pupils of eyes, blue and white gingham overcast to whites.
Jo-Jo the Clown: Red and white striped material appliqued on bath towel with blue stripes. White face and ruff black shoes, hands, appliques with touches of embroidery.
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