Today’s Creative Team post is part two of the Make Your Own Bias Tape tutorial. Last time, Cami showed you how to make bias tape out of any fabric, and today she is showing you how to make baby bibs, with either pieced stripes or solid fabric.
Main Fabrics: 2 Pieces 1/3 yard each. We used Hello Sunshine fabric.
Flannel for the back: 3/4 yard
Snaps or Velcro
Bias Tape: 9 yards (1 1/2 yards per bib)
Baby Bib Pattern (click the link to download a PDF of the pattern)
Yield: 4 bibs with a stripe + 2 solid bibs = 6 adorable bibs!
Cut 4: 3″x12″ strips from each of the main fabrics, so you will end up with eight 3″x12″ strips.
Cut 2: 8″x12″ pieces from each of the main fabrics, so you will end up with four 8″x12″ pieces.
Save whatever is left of the main fabrics for the solid bibs.
Step 2: Sewing Striped Bib
Using my fabric as the example: Sew a 8″ striped piece to a 3″ orange flower strip, then sew the 3″ striped strip onto the orange flower to create the front of the striped bib. Repeat for other fronts.
Iron down seams with the seam pointing in towards the middle strip.
Top stitch on the inside of the middle strip for a finished look.
Step 3: Cutting bib pattern
Print out the pattern and assemble pieces. Fold one of your sewn fronts in half and layer with flannel folded in half. Be sure the folds line up. Pin pattern to both layers of folded fabric and cut out pattern. Repeat for all remaining fronts.
Step 4: Applying Bias Tape
Layer flannel and front of bib with right sides facing out. You can either use store-bought bias tape, or make your own using our bias tape tutorial.
I found it was easiest to start applying the bias tape at the top of the bib and sew it on all the way around the outside, leaving a raw cut edge where you stop and start.
Next sew the bias tape to the inside neck area.
I had enough bias tape from the 1/2 yard I used to make my own bias tape to edge all 6 bibs and still have over a yard to spare.
At the beginning and the end fold the bias tape under. It will cover the raw edge of the other bias tape and give a finished edge where you start and stop.
And that is it! These bibs make wonderful baby gifts.