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15 Minute Baby Bandana Bib Pattern ( Free Pattern)

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Learn how to make adorable baby bandana bibs with this baby bib sewing pattern. In this step-by-step tutorial, you will learn how to make the bib in three sizes.


baby bib pattern


Well, you already know that I love sewing for babies. Whenever my relatives or friends have a new baby, I always gift them with my handmade baby gifts. That may include baby dresses, diaper covers, booties, and more.


But, there are times when I hardly find time to sew gifts, and often, I search for simple baby items to sew. The baby bandana bib is one such baby accessory that I would whip up quickly whenever I face a time crunch. Once the cutting is done, you can complete the bib in almost 15 minutes!


baby bib pattern


baby bandana bib sewing pattern


This baby bandana bib pattern is so easy to sew that any beginner can try it and I guarantee that the end result would be gratifying. You can even cut for a few bibs together and sew them in one sitting.


baby bandana bib sewing pattern


baby bandana bib sewing pattern


If you would love to play with different fabrics and prints, this bandana bib pattern is a great choice. You can also use your leftover scraps and turn them into useful baby bandana bibs.


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You can follow the written pattern below or purchase an ad-free PDF for just $ 2.99.  Add to cart here.


Baby Bandana Bib Sewing Pattern



  • 1/4-yard flannel fabric for bib outer ($5.49 per yard at JoAnn)
  • 1/4-yard flannel fabric for bib lining (outside)
  • Matching thread
  • Sewing pins or clips
  • Scissors
  • Turning tool
  • Iron and ironing board or iron mat
  • Cam snaps kit
  • Pattern Template. * Enter your e-mail address and click the subscribe button below to start downloading the pattern template automatically.


  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Approximate time to complete: 15-20 minutes
  • Approximate cost to make: $2.75 (you can make two bibs per 1/4 yard of fabric


Finished Measurements:

0-6 Months: 13.25” snap to snap and 6” neck to tip.

6-12 Months: 13.75” snap to snap and 6.5” neck to tip.

12 Months to 2 Years: 15.25” snap to snap and 7” neck to tip.

Print and cut out your PDF pattern.


Gather your supplies.




Take the fabric for the bib outer, fold the fabric and place the template on the fold. Cut around the template to get the bib outer. Repeat on the bib lining fabric.


You will get your pieces like this.


Place the pieces right sides together and pin the pieces in place.


Using a 3/8″ seam allowance, leaving a 3-4” opening on one side, sew around the bib.


Cut notches out of the curve to reduce the bulk in the seam.


Using your turning tool, turn the bib right side out.


Using a warm iron, press around the edges. Make sure to press the raw edges of the opening inward.


Using a ¼” seam allowance, topstitch around the bib.


Next, you are going to install the Kam snaps. For each bib, you will need four plastic Kam snaps; two have a flat end with a point and two will have a hole. One that goes down (like an innie belly button), and one has a hole that goes up (like an outie belly button). Your kit also comes with an awl, which is a tool with a handle with a sharp point and a hand-held press (see photo for reference)


Next, measure where you want your snaps to go on either end of the bib, and push the awl through the fabric, making a small hole.


Now you are going to place the snap, which is the flat piece with the point on it, with the point coming into the hole towards the inside of the bib, with the flat end facing the outside of the bib. Place one of the snaps with the hole (it doesn’t matter which) on top of the point of the snap, and using the hand-held press, squeeze the snaps together. Repeat on the other side but reverse the side you have the snap and hole. If you need help, you can use the tutorial on the KAM website.


Baby Bandana Bib Sewing Pattern

Our baby bandana bib is ready!


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Now you have created beautiful handmade baby bandana bibs! They are great for your baby or even as baby shower gifts!

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Tuesday 17th of January 2023

What kind of fabric do you recommend?


Tuesday 17th of January 2023

I recommend flannel fabric as it is absorbent. You may also use medium- weight cotton fabric if you wish.

Jean Ellen

Saturday 31st of December 2022

cute bandana


Wednesday 9th of February 2022

I am having my first great grandchild, can't wait to make these


Friday 15th of October 2021

Thank you so much. These patterns and tutorials are so helpful.

Ann Mari Pearson

Wednesday 29th of September 2021

I will be making many of these Thank you!