There seems to be a baby-boom on soon-to-be, or newly arrived, little bundles of love. I had so much fun making these sweet little bibs. My sweetie thought they were so cute, he had me make some for a friend who is a retired police officer.
By the time I was done, I ended up with 43 assorted colors and styles. Each requires 2 pieces – which I cut with my AccuQuilt die. With the die, I am able to cut 3 bibs at a time in just a few minutes. The bibs come off the die ready to sew, no need to even pin. I sewed around the outer edges, leaving a 1″ opening to turn right side out. Before turning, I clipped all the curves so they would lay nicely when pressed. To turn the bibs, I used my new favorite tool – hemostats – which made short time of turning small spaces. I used my ball-point turning tool for pressing the edges outward, while pressing flat with the iron. Each opening was pinned and then I sewed a topstitch round the outer edges. The final piece, adding Velcro button tabs. I found heat setting the adhesive buttons with the iron affixes the buttons well to the bibs. The Velcro is a safer option for baby for quick ‘break-away’, rather than a button. Below are pictures of the process, followed by the finished little gifts.