Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Birthday America!

Lala is so festive!
Happy 4th of July everyone! I am hoping that everyone is having a fun and safe holiday. Today I have a special project to share with you. I have taken a normal bib pattern and modified it. You can take any bib pattern that you like or make a pattern from a bib that your little one likes. Here is how I made mine.

Patriotic Bib

     What you will need:
You will want to pick a bib pattern that is rather simple. If you are using a bib to create your pattern, use freezer paper you trace around the bib. Add a 1/2” boarder for your seam allowance to the tracing. Here is the pattern that I used.

Once you have your pattern, pin it to the bandannas and cut it out. You will only need the top half of the pattern so you will want to make a mark about 2 inches from the bottom of the bib closure. I have used the existing hem from the bandannas to finish the edge. This is the reason that I have used 2 bandannas. I was also able to get a second bib out of the remaining scraps. To make that one, I simply cut out the full pattern and assembled as usual. You can do the same or you can sew a small rolled hem to finish the bottom edge.

With right sides together, sew a 1/2” seam around leaving only the bottom open. Flip the top right side out and press. To attach the towel, cut the towel in half and gather at the top. I have gathered mine by hand. With a needle and thread, use a wide running stitch at the top edge of the towel. Anchor one end of the thread with a pin and slide the fabric along the thread until it is gathered evenly and will slide into the opening that you have left in the top. Pin the gathered towel into the top and stitch it closed. Make sure the towel doesn’t slip while you’re stitching.

To add the snap, I recommend using snap pliers. You can use which ever snap style you prefer; however, the plastic snaps are fantastic for baby items. They hold well and are so simple to attach. If you do not have snap pliers, you can use sew on snaps. They take a little longer to attach, but they will not let you down.

This is the other bib I was able to make with the snap added. 
Once the snap is in place, your little one is ready to join you at the BBQ. I hope you have a blast making this little bib and as always, there are no wrong answers. You can adapt the bib to your style and occasion so have fun with it. Enjoy!

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