This weekend, I made some bibs for Dell's baby. Bibs are a really easy sewing project and a great baby gift (at least I think so!). I found some patterns online and so the only thing I needed to buy was the fabric. [I'll post the patterns a little later in this post.]
You only need 1/3 of a yard or so to make 4 or 5 bibs. Well, you actually need 2/3, because you need 1/3 of the cotton patterned fabric of your choice, and then another 1/3 of flannel or terry cloth for the backing. I tell you this because I was in a hurry to get to the fabric store, had the kids in tow, and quickly glanced at the online instructions for the bib which said I needed 1/3 of a yard of fabric. I didn't give it much thought and assumed it was the amount of fabric I needed to make one bib. So, I bought 2 YARDS of patterned fabric and 2 YARDS of flannel.
I now have enough fabric to make 30 bibs.
I made two bibs using this pattern. The pattern recommends using velcro to fasten the bib. I don't like velcro, so I am going to use snaps instead.
I made the first bib according to the pattern. I like bibs that are a little bigger, so I made the second bib a little bigger. I cut the fabric a couple of inches below the actual pattern, following the curve of the pattern. I also made the "c" curve around the neckline bigger and extended the part that goes behind the baby's neck.
I still need to add the snaps to all of my bibs.
I made three bibs based on this pattern. Again, I made the bibs a few inches bigger than the pattern suggested.
The first two are for Dell.
I lined all of the bibs with this flannel fabric.
I made the next bib for our "new baby sister" as the kids like to call her. I cut the fabric upside down and, if you read my last post, you'll know this is the second time I've done this this weekend! The lesson I've learned from this weekend's sewing projects is that I need to work on being present, rather than rushing through my projects!
I will end with pictures of the kids. They had their friend, Aiko, over yesterday and we had a dance party to Christmas music.
Here's my girl who loves to accessorize. (This topic came up in the comments of my last post.) She chose the cowboy hat. Since she was born in TX, I suppose I shouldn't be too surprised. Some day she'll probably drive a pick-up truck with a "Native Texan" bumper sticker.