Easy Baby Bib and Burp Cloths
I love making these up for friends and family who are expecting a new little bundle.
Making these are super easy, choosing the fabric for these......now that's the hard part!
We use them every.single.day at our house!
Want to make some of your own?
Keep reading for the step-by-step tutorial with pictures!
Here is the tutorial, and I have included a bib template!
For my template, I simply traced one of my favorite style bibs, and then added about 1/4" around the whole thing for seam allowance. So feel free to measure your own bibs, or just right-click and save this template picture and then print it out on cardstock.
*I also lengthened my bib about 1.5" longer than the template. I like em long!*
Got your template? Good. Let's sew!
1. Once you have chosen your fabric, turn it onto the wrong side. Lay your template down, and take note of what side you want the snap to be on. I like mine to snap on the right side, so I lay my template down backwards. Trace around the template and cut it out.
2. Backing. I like to use Cotton Chenille for my backs. But you can really use anything, fleece, flannel, minkie, whatever! Just make sure when you trace your template onto your backing, TURN THE TEMPLATE OPPOSITE OF HOW LAID IT OUT ON THE FRONT FABRIC. So when you put them together in the end, both right-sides will be facing out! Don't even ask how many times I have made THAT mistake :)
HERE is my tutorial for applique if need some help.
Start sewing where the opening is, and sew all the way around the bib. This step will seal off the opening you left, so make sure everything is just how to want it to look.
8. Now all you need to do is add your closure. I love to use snaps, because they are lot sturdier than velcro. You can find snaps in almost every big chain fabric store, and they come with instructions on how to install them. Or you can use velcro. It's your bib, do as you please!
If you used a fluffy fabric for the back, they might need a little lint roller to finish them off!
Wrap that baby up for a friend, or go ahead and throw it on your rascaliest child to keep them clean!
I make no guarantees that it will keep them out of trouble though....
BURP CLOTH TUTORIAL
For the burp clothes, follow the same directions.
1. Place the two pieces right sides together and sew all the way around leaving an opening at the bottom.
2. Turn right sides out and iron flat. Fold under the opening pieces and iron them into place too.
3. Sew a zig zag stitch all the way around the cloth, sealing off the opening.
Don't be afraid to experiment around and make a blanket or two as well!
I made one like this last year for a friend and it had a pink chenille back.
One of my favorites!