How to Sew a Baby Bib in 5 Steps

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So, I have been bitten by the “sewing for baby’ bug. I just can’t stop sewing baby items. A week ago it was baby diaper covers and now it is baby bibs. I love gifting baby bibs for baby showers. They are easy and quick to sew (this one took me just a little more than 20 minutes).

 

 

If you are a beginner seamstress yet you would like to sew something for a baby shower, here is something that can never go wrong, a baby bib sewing pattern. This is a simple DIY baby bib that does not involve too much sewing. You can sew it in just 5 steps.

 

 

I had earlier done a bib sewing project, with a tie, bow, ruffle and collar options for baby boys and girls. This is a simpler version of my earlier sewing project, that can be completed in a few minutes.

 

 

 

Here I have used flannel on both sides for more absorbency. Different fabrics can be used for the bib. You may use Minky, terry cloth, chenille, or cotton fabric. And yes, the bib is reversible too! When one side is dirty, you can flip it over to get a totally different one!

 

If you love to see more of my baby patterns find it here,

Baby Booties

Baby Diaper Cover in 4 steps.

Reversible Baby Blanket in 15 Minutes.

Reversible Hooded Baby Blanket.

 

How to Sew a Baby Bib in 5 Steps

*Note: The pattern can be used to sew bibs for a 3-month-old to a 2-year-old.

The seam allowance is 3/8 -inch unless otherwise specified.

I suggest you read the entire pattern once before starting to get a general idea.

 

Materials Required

  • Flannel fabric in a desired print and color for the bib front- 1/3 yard
  • Flannel fabric in a coordinating color for the bib back – 1/3 yard
  • Velcro for closure
  • Fabric marking pen
  • Sewing Notions
  • Download Bib Template below
 

 

Step-1

 

 

Gather your supplies.

 

 

Cut the pattern template for the bib body from the above pdf. Take the fabric for the bib front and fold it to fit the width of the template. Keep the template on the fold, mark around the template and cut. You get the bib front.

Let’s cut the back part of the bib.

 

 

Take the fabric for the bib back, fold it and keep the same template on the fold. Mark and cut to get the bib back.

 

 

Your bib back and bib front will look like the above.

 

Step-2

Let’s add the Velcro for the bib closure.

 

 

Take the Velcro pieces and sew it onto the right side of the bib front and bib back, on the same side as shown above.

 

Step-3

 

 

Keep the bib front over the bib back with the right sides together and aligning the edges.

 

 

Sew around the neckline and around the bib edges, leaving a small gap of about 3-inches along the lower edge to turn the bib inside-out as marked above.

 

Step-4

 

 

Make small notches along the curved edges and trim the straight edges to reduce the bulk at the seam. Turn the bib inside-out through the opening in the lower edge and press, tucking in the raw edges.

 

Step-5

 

 

Topstitch around the neckline and around the edges of the bib to make it neat and crisp

Your bib is ready!

Pin it for later here,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Comments

  1. Jeanette
    June 25, 2020 / 4:41 pm

    Thanks you for the patterns. I will myself making the bibs.

  2. katie miller
    July 31, 2020 / 5:43 pm

    I can’t find the pattern.

    • Surayya
      Author
      July 31, 2020 / 6:38 pm

      Kindly enter your e-mail address in the box provided in the middle of the blogpost, just under the ‘ materials needed” section. You should be able to download the template smoothly.

  3. Toyin
    August 30, 2020 / 12:01 am

    Could not download the pattern please

    • Surayya
      Author
      August 30, 2020 / 2:55 pm

      Kindly enter your e-mail address in the box provided in the middle of the blogpost, just under the ‘ materials needed” section. You should be able to download the template smoothly.

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