button-up baby bibs

I made a couple of baby bibs for the little guy using this tutorial. Two changes I made from the original design:

1. I made an actual button closure instead of a decorative button and velcro.

2. I sewed two button holes so the bibs are adjustable.


Both have flannel fronts and terry cloth backing.



p.s. you'll see a lot of this fabric in the near future, because I loved it and bought a lot. hope it doesn't get boring!

19 comments:

Jen S. said...

oh, I just adore the airplanes! Great find. And the double button holes are genius!

LeAnne said...

Very cute! Where did you get your cute flannel prints?

Jill said...

I got these flannels from a store called Craft Essentials in Goleta, CA. I'll check the selvage tonight and see who makes them.

jackie said...

That polkadot pattern is adorable! so.cute.

Erin K said...

Theis are fantastic! What wonderful gifts they will make.

Angie Maynes said...

Those are so cute! I love how you made them adjustable. I think you will really love having a terry cloth backing. :)

undefined said...

Love! And thanks for the link to the tutorial -- I'm definitely going to add these to my "to make" list.

Rachel said...

I love the fabrics.
And speaking from experience... you will thank yourself for using buttons instead of velcro!
It's far too early that the wee little guys figure out how to get the velcro undone with a vigorous yank!

Adorable!

Michelle said...

These are adorable! I want to make some now. Great gifts.

Your dresser makeover looks fabulous too. Love it!

Lindsay Bear said...

Oh wow, I love your blog! I stumbled across it and have added you to a list of favorites on my blog. I look forward to visiting you often!!! Nice to meet you, and thanks for the great tutorials! I definitely plan on "borrowing" one of them sometime soon!

Steph said...

These sure would have come in handy around my house. My kids were always pulling off the velcro bibs. I usually just ended up stripping all their clothes off and using an entire box of wet-wipes after every meal.

Sweet Pea Chef said...

I love these. Adorable.

Having two little boys though, I have to say (and I say this out of love and kindness), they almost look too beautiful to use (at least once your little one is eating solids). We received the most beautiful homemade bibs when our older son was born, and they are completely stained, despite almost neurotic use of OxyClean.

If you find any parachute-y/nylon fabric that isn't completely offensive, buy it up! I swear by the Bumkins brand of bibs, only because they are soooo easy to clean and sooo durable.

Just my two cents...again, sent in kindness. :)

Believe it or not, I usually don't offer my unsolicited opinion...

BreAnna said...

oh jill, you are so cute, I fear my little boy is going to be grossly under geared compared to yours! These are just darling! I can't wait to meet him! I bet you can't either, this pregnancy things seems so long to me.

Rebeckah said...

These are so sweet! You really make the cutest things! I am so happy for you.

whitney said...

Very cute! Love the fabric from the second one, so boy-ish. I have had your tutorial bookmarked for awhile, but never got around to it before the baby came. Now that he spits up lots I might be getting to it sooner than later!

Worm's Woman said...

I love these and am going to have to make some. I made some of your burp cloths for my bff who just had a boy in July. I gave them to her at her baby shower and they were the most oohhhed and aahhed over gift. She showed me she lays them under his head in his swings and other various chairs and they work great for catching the dribble. I think I may have to get to work on some of these bibs for him now.

Miz Dinah said...

Those are awesome, Jill. I wish I had time to sew. Instead I craft vicariously through you!

Michelle said...

I absolutely LOVE this idea. I'm always making baby gifts and I may have to try this one. THe terry cloth on the back is just awesome....nice and soft!

mandy said...

love the fabric did you happen to get the name of it?