20+ Cute & Crafty Bibs To Sew

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!

lotsofpinkhere.blogspot.ca
lotsofpinkhere.blogspot.ca
Boutique Style: Made with two coordinating pieces of fabric (front) and chenille (back), ribbon or ric rac trim.

Simple Decorative Edges: Simple with side velcro tab, made with micro-fiber dish towels and pretty decorative stitch along the edges.

tencowchick.com
tencowchick.com
60piggies.blogspot.ca
60piggies.blogspot.ca
Name Tag: Another front made with two pieces of fabric and backed with chenille or minky, I like the idea of personalizing with a name tag.

Liberty: Pretty cotton fabric backed with organic cotton Terry and nickel plated snaps (back closure).

purlbee.com
purlbee.com
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sewshesews.wordpress.com
Patchwork: Made with fat quarters, batting, velcro or snap closure.

Breakfast: Backed with terry cloth or minky dot, uses a cereal box as template. Back closure (velcro).

theobjectproject.typepad.com
theobjectproject.typepad.com
marthastewart.com
marthastewart.com
Printer & Freezer Paper Tutorial: First transfer a design to fabric using a printer and freezer paper then make the piece (template included).

Scrappy: Solid piece of fabric for the back, front made with bits of fabric scraps. Back snaps or velcro.

sewingdork.blogspot.ca
sewingdork.blogspot.ca
sewmamasew.com
sewmamasew.com
Fold-Up & Snap: The bottom folds up and snaps to make a pocket for catching crumbs.

Washcloth: Neat idea, made with old t-shirts and colorful washcloths.

graciousrain.com
graciousrain.com
nested.typepad.com
nested.typepad.com
Basic: Features a side-neck closure with velcro dots.

Necktie: Features a little collar and appliqued tie. Template pieces can be downloaded (image files).

indietutes.blogspot.ca
indietutes.blogspot.ca
lilmoptop.blogspot.ca
lilmoptop.blogspot.ca
Preppy: Neat idea, this is made from an old polo shirt and backed with minky, terry towel or other soft cloth. Snap or velcro back closure.

T-Shirt: Made with old t-shirts and lined with fleece or flannel. Fabric appliques for the front.

sewlikemymom.com
sewlikemymom.com
craftinessisnotoptional.com
craftinessisnotoptional.com
Apron: Nice and long in the front and ties in the back, made with fabric, flannel and bias tape.

Rag Quilt: Has a frayed edge with a pretty flower petal applique, snap closure at back.

creationsbykara.com
creationsbykara.com
craftinessisnotoptional.com
craftinessisnotoptional.com
Ruffle: Gather strips of assorted fabric prints then sew onto a bib (either one you make or one ready-made).

Vintage Towel: Made with vintage tea towel and edges finished with bias tape (with back tie closure).

bkids.typepad.com
bkids.typepad.com
twinfibers.blogspot.ca
twinfibers.blogspot.ca
Bandana: Easy project for your favorite little cowboy, made with washcloths and quilting cotton.

Dish Towel: (includes pattern piece to download) Made with a dish towel and finished with bias tape.

tencowchick.com
tencowchick.com
madebypetchy.blogspot.ca
madebypetchy.blogspot.ca
Reversible: Two fabric pieces front and back, topstitched, velcro or snap back closure.

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*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.

Story Book House: Gingham in wee pink checks with green bias binding trim. Flowered curtains, red tulips appliqued, stems embroidered. This is improved by lining back with outing flannel.

Crocheted Softy. White with dainty touches of pastel embroidery.

I Like Carrots: Crocheted for young carrot eaters–this is a tub lover so beautifully does it launder!

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.

The Cow Jumped Over The Moon: Yellow, blue and red cow, appliqued to blue denim sky, edged in red bias binding; yellow moon–open at top to catch crumbs. Lower edge of moon is overcast to denim in bright red. Moon is placed on cloth so it will cup slightly. Three stars (of yellow STAR SIX STRAND Mercerized Embroidery Cotton) add to the sky’s atmospheric look.

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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Comments

    • Angela Jackson
    Reply

    Thanks for the patterns. I am so excited to try one.

    • Susan Boone
    Reply

    These are great ideas!! Found many good ideas on your site (as usual)!
    What about how to make the grocery cart seat covers?? I really need to make a couple easy ones!!

    • Brenda Peck
    Reply

    I worked in the infant room at a daycare. I,m retired now but am ambitious to make bibs etc from home. Wish me luck.

    • Mary Holtsclaw
    Reply

    I want to make them for the children who come to our church dinners without onr. Thanks for sharing, Mary

    • Launi
    Reply

    Wonderful-wonderful selection of bib resources! Thanks so much for linking to mine on Gracious Rain. Tons of bib options on your lovely site.
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