Adding to my Gifts for Baby Boys round up, I’ve got a pattern and tutorial for a reversible baby bib. I think bibs make such a great gift because they are just so handy! Bibs get used for a lot of cleanups around here and I’ve always got several on hand.
Making the bib reversible means you get to buy two yummy fabrics to show off on your bib! Yay for fabric shopping! You can also cut both pieces out of one fat quarter if you like. This pattern has the closure on the side, which I find easier with newborns to often fall asleep with their bibs on. I also like to use a snap or press stud for this reason and the sound of ripping open velcro is guaranteed to wake a sleeping baby!
The fabrics for my bib were kindly supplied by Modes4U. I used this Hippo print by Kokka for one side and this Mini Gnomes Christmas fabric by Michael Miller for the other side.
Reversible Baby Bib
21 x 33cm (8 1/4 x 13″) piece of fabric for each side (front and back)
optional – 21 x 33cm piece of absorbent fabric for the middle (I use cotton flannel/flannelette)
Fasteners – KAM snaps or press studs or velcro
Print the pattern and join the two pieces.
Layer your fabrics as shown. Flannel on the bottom and then the two main fabrics on top with right sides facing. Sew together using a 1cm (3/8″) seam. I use the edge of the machine foot as my guide. Leave a hole about 5cm (2″) long at the bottom for turning your work.
Clip curves with notches cut from the outer curves, and snips on the inner curves. I forgot to cut the notches out on this one 🙁
I’ve gone sensible and boyish on one side and fun and Christmas on the other!
Ted seems rather impressed!
The pattern is a simple shape with straight sides and would look wonderful with a pieced/patchwork front or with some applique. Have fun with it!
Thanks to everyone who linked up their own ideas to the Gifts for Baby Boys round up.
I love this Big Pom Baby Beanie from Michael Ann Made. There’s just something about a little baby with a larger than life pom pom on their head!