Bandana Bib Tutorial

Bandana Bib Tutorial with Free PDF Pattern

 

I think I’ve mentioned it before, but Rei Baby is going through an Extreme Dribbling phase and my mid-wife informed me this morning that it’s about to get worse. I’m not a huge bib fan, mainly due to their look, and somewhere in my mind bibs are reserved for eating and not constant dribbling. Enter the Bandana Bib tutorial!

Because Rei Baby tends to hold her chin low, and I’m still a new Mum worrying that she is going to be accidentally choked, I’ve designed this Bandana Bib to be cut low in the front with plenty of free room around her throat.

Rei Baby x 5 wearing Bandana Bib

MATERIALS

  • 20 x 50cm piece of fabric for the front (I used cotton)
  • 20 x 50cm piece of fabric for the reverse (I used a knit but have also made some with flannelette – basically any soft fabric will work)
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Button
  • Printed copy of the PDF Pattern located below
  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron

Note – I used a 1cm seam allowance.

Bandana Bib with Free PDF Pattern – Directions

  1. Cut the PDF pattern out along the outline.
  2. Pinning the pattern along the fold of your fabric, cut one each from your front and reverse fabrics.
  3. Pin the fabric pieces, right sides together.
  4. Starting at the right red dot, sew around the edge of the fabric pieces in a clockwise direction until you reach the left red dot. You can use an overlocker if you have it, or if you are like me and don’t, use a zigzag stitch on your sewing machine then trim the edges of any excess fabric.
  5. Turn the bib right-side out and iron flat. Fold the fabric of your open edges in so that they align with the opposite side and iron before pinning closed.
  6. Using your sewing machine, neatly stitch an edge all the way around your bib – use the Edge Stitch Foot if you have it.
  7. Using the line with circle crossing it symbol on the pattern as a guide, sew a button hole on the right side and attach a button on the left. You can use press studs, velcro or snaps if you prefer.
  8. If you have them, sew a DIY Custom Printed Fabric Tag onto the reverse of your bib.
  9. All done!

All of the materials that I have used in this tutorial were purchased from Spotlight.

Print and cut out the pattern which you can find here :Baby Bandana Bib Pattern

(Edited 22nd March 2016: For some reason many people have had troubles opening the pattern so if you have troubles, please use this link which is the only other link I have. Thanks Dan xxx)

1. Cut the PDF pattern out along the outline.

BBB 1

2. Pinning the pattern along the fold of your fabric, cut one each from your front and reverse fabrics.

FREE Baby Bandana Bib Tutorial with PDF Pattern by What Dan Did Next3. Pin the fabric pieces, right sides together.

FREE Baby Bandana Bib Tutorial with PDF Pattern by What Dan Did Next4. Starting at the right red dot, sew around the edge of the fabric pieces in a clockwise direction until you reach the left red dot. You can use an overlocker if you have it, or if you are like me and don’t, use a zigzag stitch on your sewing machine then trim the edges of any excess fabric.

BBB 4 5.  Turn the bib right-side out and iron flat. Fold the fabric of your open edges in so that they align with the opposite side and iron before pinning closed.

BBB 5 BBB 6 6. Using your sewing machine, neatly stitch an edge all the way around your bib – use the Edge Stitch Foot if you have it.

BBB 7 7. Using the line with circle crossing it symbol on the pattern as a guide, sew a button hole on the right side and attach a button on the left. You can use press studs, velcro or snaps if you prefer.

BBB 8 8. If you have them, sew a DIY Custom Printed Fabric Tag onto the reverse of your bib.

BBB 9

All done!

Here’s my cheeky little Rei Baby posing for the camera in her new Bandana Bib made by Mummy

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