If you are looking for a cute, practical, and easy sew for the baby in your life, look no further! These come together in just a few minutes and come on, these are just adorable. Add a coordinating baby bow or headband and it’s perfect for girls as well. Of course, they also look adorable with a cute little pair of baby moccs.
As any parent of a teething baby can tell you, they drool… A LOT. So while you are at it, you might as well sew up two or three, or a dozen. I plan on including a few as baby gifts for friends expecting babies soon.
Technically, you could just sew a square piece in half to fit around a babies neck but I like the pattern to be a little more fitted. A bit more like a bandana/bib hybrid or bibdana.
My pattern is just one page to print out, and includes all three sizes:
Here’s what you will need to make your bandana bib:
- Fabric remnants, your choice of knit or woven, anything works!
- Sewing machine
- Scissors or rotary cutter
- Snaps and snap press, velcro, or buttons – I used Kamsnaps here, which I love because they come in a variety of colors and are so easy to apply. I originally got them for cloth diapers, but have ended up using them for so many different things, it was really a worthwhile investment. Highly recommend!
The pattern comes in three sizes, 0-6 month, 6-12 month, and 2-3 years. If you just want to make one size, I recommend the 6-12 month size.
- Fold your fabric in half and place the pattern right on the fold. You need to cut out two pieces, one for the front and one for the back.
2. If using stretchy knits for both the front and back, I like to add a third piece of light woven fabric or interfacing to add some weight. I will be adding a piece of white woven cotton fabric to the inside of mine. This makes it a lot easier to sew.
3. Lay your front and back pieces down right sides together.
4. If adding interfacing, lay that on top
5. Now pin together, and stitch around with about a 1/4″ seam allowance. Go slowly around the tight corners. Leave a 2″ gap for turning it inside out.
6. Turn right side out from your opening
7. It should look something like this.
8. Fold the opening down and pin in place. You will be top stitching around the entire bib starting at the opening.
9. Tada! Now just add your closure and you are done.
10. I am using Kamsnaps, which are super easy to apply. I also love that they come in a variety of fun colors. When I got mine a few years ago, they didn’t have this option, but now you can get them with a nifty storage container to keep your snaps in!
The Kamsnaps kit come with everything you need, including an awl to poke a hole where you want t snap to be.
If you don’t have snaps, you could also use any type of snap, button, or velcro here. If you don’t have any of those options, you could also try adding a couple inches to the straps and just tying a simple knot.
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