Learn how to make Reversible Baby Bibs!
We are now the very proud grandparents of twin baby girls. Well, months before they were even born, I got busy making some burp cloths (visit Kenarry: Ideas for the Home for the full tutorial) and these Easy to Sew Reversible Baby Bibs.
Babies, I just love them! I love the way they smell. I love the way they feel. I love all the quirky little noises, grunts and cries. I love to snuggle them and rock them. I just really enjoy these precious little bundles and they truly do stay little for such a short time. Simply savor every moment – that’s my motto when it comes to babies!
What baby doesn’t need some absorbent reversible bibs? I mean, it’s one thing to have cute bibs, but bibs that really do the job? Now, that’s exactly the type of bib I’m talking about! So, to make these baby bibs absorbent, I opted for flannel. I purchased a pretty little print for one side of the bib and a soft flannel for the other.
Easy Sew Reversible Baby Bib
I found this free downloadable bib pattern from Amber of J Rox Designs blog at Craftaholics Anonymous. So, just click here to visit the Craftaholics Anonymous blog to download your free baby bib pattern.
Once you have your pattern printed, you’ll want to tape the pieces together where indicated. Now you’re ready to gather up your supplies and begin this project. The supplies you need for the easy sew reversible bibs are pretty simple.
- 2 – 18” x 11” pieces of fabric
- 1 – Snap fastener
- All-Purpose Thread
For my fabric for the reversible bibs, I chose a cute cotton print for the front and soft flannel for the back. You could also use a soft minky cloth, absorbent terry cloth or even a towel remnant for the back of the bib – depending on how absorbent you want the bibs to be. If you’re making the toddler bibs, you can probably get by with cute cotton prints on both sides. Your choices are endless!
With your reversible bibs pattern taped together and cut out, you’re ready to place the pattern on your fabric, pin in place and cut out along the solid line. Be sure to place the pattern on the fold of the fabric as indicated. Also, to make it easier, I printed out two copies of the pattern so that I could pin one pattern to my cotton print and the other pattern to my flannel material.
Place fabric pieces right sides together.
Starting at the bottom of the bib, using a ½” seam allowance, stitch around the outside edge of the bib, leaving a gap for turning.
Clip curves and trim seam allowances to ¼”.
Turn the bib right side out through the gap or opening you left in the bottom of the bib.
Press seams around the entire edges of the bib.
Now you are ready to top stitch the reversible bibs. Top stitch around the perimeter of the bib, being sure to enclose the gap you left open for turning the bib inside out.
For the finishing touch, I chose to hand sew on snaps.
There you have cute, adorable, easy sew and reversible baby bibs. I love them and think they’re almost as adorable as the babies they’ll adorn.
don’t yet have pictures of the twins in their adorable pink rose bud and flannel reversible bibs, but aren’t they adorable?!
Easy Sew Reversible Baby Bibs – My Models!
These girls are growing so fast! But, don’t they make lovely models for these reversible baby bibs? They’re also styling some headbands their Nana made for them out of old t-shirts.
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