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Bib A

Bib B

Bib C
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Bibs A & B Materials:
Thread
Fabric 15" x 11" (w)
Contrasting Fabric 4" x 11" (w)
*1 Pkg. Double Fold Bias Tape 1/4" wide (makes 2 bibs)
1 Set size 14 Snaps or  1" Square or Disk of Aplix™
Free Pattern:  See Steps 1 & 2 Below

*These bibs can be serged with wooly nylon thread instead of being bound with bias tape.  A three-thread serged stitch with a length of as least 2.5 is recommended.

Bib C Materials:
Thread
Fabric 9" x 16" (w)
Double Fold Bias Tape 1/4" wide
Optional Trim:  Lace 5/8 yd., Ribbon 1/4 yd., Embroidery Thread
Free Pattern:  Steps 1 & 2 Below

 
Bibs A and B and C:  Printing and Preparing the Pattern

Step 1:  The FREE bib patterns are saved as Adobe® PDF files.  The Adobe® Reader® is required to obtain these images.  For a free download, click on the image to the right.

Step 2:  Click on each page number pertaining to the bib you wish to make.   When printing the patterns, select "Print as image" and be sure to deselect "Fit to page".  For Bibs A and B, the pocket pattern piece is marked on the main pattern.  Either print out extra pages and cut this piece out, or, trace it onto a separate sheet of paper.

Bib A:  1, 2, 3, 4
Bib B:  1, 2
Bib C:  1

Step 3:  Cut out the pattern pieces and tape them together, if necessary.  Measuring from the center of the neck to the bottom of the bib, Bib A should measure  8 1/4", Bib B should measure 6 1/2", and Bib C should measure 5 1/4"

Step 4:  Suggested Fabric...
Bibs A &B:  Flocked Vinyl (such as an old, or new, tablecloth), Vinyl-backed Terry
Bib C:  Any absorbent woven or knit, such as cotton flannel, interlock, jersey, terry

 
Bibs A and B:  Cutting and Construction
Step 1:  Cut one bib piece out of the main fabric and one pocket piece out of the contrasting fabric.

 Also cut a small facing piece for the rounded end of the bib where the fastener will be applied.  The pointed end doesn't need facing.

Step 2:  Apply the bias tape to the straight edge of the pocket.  Using a straight stitch or medium zigzag, sew the binding onto the pocket.

Step 3:  Pin the facing piece to the bib, wrong sides together.

Pin the pocket in place.

*HINT*  If using vinyl, be sure to pin in the seam allowance so the holes won't show later.

Step 4:   With the right side of the bib facing upwards and starting at the pointed end, apply the bias tape in the same manner as it was applied to the pocket.  Sew all the way around the bib, leaving a 1" long tail of bias tape at the end.

Step 5:   Apply snaps according to manufacture's directions, or sew on hook and loop tape.  The snap stud or hook tape is applied to the right side of the fabric on the pointed end with the 1" tail of bias binding folded to the wrong side for facing.  The snap socket or loop tape is applied to the wrong side of the fabric on the rounded end of
the bib.

 

Bibs C:  Cutting and Construction

Step 1:  Cut two bib pieces, 24" of bias tape, and, if needed, trim.  For more decorative options, see Step 6 at the end.

Two coordinating fabrics can be chosen for a reversible bib.

Step 2:  If using trim, apply it to the right side of one bib piece.

Trim lace ends as shown in the picture so the raw edges get caught in the seam.  Baste lace right sides together, facing inwards, 1/4" seam or less.

Step 3:  Place both bib pieces right sides together.  Stitch with 1/4" seam allowance from one point around to the next point, leaving the neck open.

Clip curves, turn right side out.

    

Step 4:  Topstitch 1/4" from the edge of a simple bib and 1/8" from the edge of a bib with lace or trim.

Or, using a decorative stitch, embroider around the edge of the bib (See More Decoration after Step 5).

Step 5:  Find the center of the bias tape and the center of the neck.  Pin.  Starting at one end of the bias tape, zigzag near the edge of the open edge, catching the bib neck, then continuing to the other end.

   

More On Decoration:  Some trims and finishes should be applied instead of top stitching.  This includes an embroidered edge or any trim that will stitched around the bib on top.  Piping can also be added in Step 2 instead of lace.  Some examples are shown in the pictures below.

            

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Last updated March 16, 2004