Little Baby Bibs {Tutorial}

I wanted some smaller bibs for Norah, just to catch the drool…because this girl drools like crazy!  And, of course, I wanted them to be cute too, so I used some scraps, pieced them together, and came up with these bibs {you can download the pattern here!}.

I ended up buying some Shannon Cuddle/Minky locally and it is so soft {much better than the JoAnn minky I had before}, but it creates lint like no other!  Here’s my easy method for making the bibs:

  1. Cut the bib pattern out of a patchwork rectangle of your choice and pin, right sides together, to a rectangle of Cuddle.
  2. Stitch 1/4″ from the edge of the patchwork portion, leaving a 3″ opening along one side of the bib.
  3. Trim Cuddle to the size of patchwork and clip curves.
  4. Turn right sides out and top stitch 1/8″ from edge, stitching the opening closed.
  5. Add Velcro or snap to the top of the bib.

Helpful Tips:

  • I found it creates less lint if I just use one rectangle and brush the lint off the edge.
  • Trim the curves and turn it over the garbage can!
  • Top stitching 1/8″ from each seam in the patchwork creates great lines of texture on the back too.
  • If you use Velcro, make sure it is closed before washing to avoid them catching on anything

And here is my adorable model!  My mom especially liked that her hand is on her hip!


And even though this picture is from April!!  I thought it was too cute not to share!

If you make any bibs with this pattern, be sure to add them to our Flickr group too.

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  1. says

    Totally adorable model. Sweet bibs. I participated in a bib-a-thon a few years ago with a friend. She belongs to a charity called Touching Little Lives and the members make quilts, booties, bibs, and everything else you can think of for newborns in need. We used flannel.

  2. says

    Among all the things I see in this place, the fabric you have used really caught my eye, it’s looking real decent. You only have shared 4 pictures in the making of baby bibs alone, that’s why it turns out very simple. The pattern is very easy to follow and the baby bib has its exact size, it will surely catch the baby’s drool. I like everything in this post as well as your pretty little model.
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  3. Sandy T says

    How big is the bib? Length and width please.
    My printer is misbehaving and I can just make the pattern if I have the dimensions.
    Totally cute on your little one

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