As promised ... here is a free tutorial for this baby bib. Make as many as you like, but please don't sell bibs made with this pattern! Thanks.
Note: To print the template in the correct size, right click on the image and save to your computer, then open to print as an 8 1/2 x 11 inch image. If you print from your internet browser, the template will be resized to smaller dimensions.
1. Cut out two pieces of fabric to the above dimensions. I like to use terrycloth for the back so the bib can double as a washcloth after dinner.
2. I added a strip of bias tape to the front for decoration, mainly to cover a flaw in the fabric. If you want to add any kind of decoration, appliqué or embroidery, now is probably the time to do it.
p.s. bias tape makers are awesome!!
3. Pin the RIGHT sides together. Top stitch around all the edges using a 1/4 inch seam, leaving about 1 1/2 to 2 inches open at the bottom of the bib (for turning). See below.
4. Trim the edges, especially in the small round corners. Pinking shears work well for this if you have them.
5. Turn the bib right side out and top stitch around all the edges again, using a 1/4 inch seam. This will give a nice finish to the seam and will close the opening at the bottom.
5. I use velcro for the closure. You can also use snaps or ties, although if you are sewing ties into the end, you will need to add them in step 3. The button on this bib is merely for decoration. I added it to cover up the poor sewing job I did attaching the velcro. :)
Enjoy!! This is a fast, easy project - great for beginning sewers.