Dribble bibs are essential for most babies and toddlers, they protect clothing and frequent changes prevent dribble rashes. I found the bibs from shops were quite small for my 18 month old, and I also wanted to be able to coordinate the bib with the outfit he was wearing. So I designed this pattern. This is the ideal project for a beginner. I made mine on an overlocker, so if you’re new to using an overlocker this would be ideal for you too.
First you need to download the pattern and instructions which can be found on the free patterns page. I’ve suggested you need a quarter of a metre of fabric but you can certainly be clever about how you position the pattern piece which makes it an ideal way to use up scraps. Take care when printing the pattern piece that you have your printer scale set to actual size and not scale to fit. This way you can ensure the pattern will print out at the correct size.
Along with the written instructions, there’s a video tutorial. This gives you information about using Prym colour snap fasteners which I think are simple and fun to use. They also give your bib a professional finish. I joined the outer fabric and the backing fabric with the wrong sides together. This means you don’t have to do any turning and topstitching which makes this a really simple make. The overlocked edge is visible but I like this look as it makes a feature of the stitching. If you prefer to hide this, place the pieces together with the right sides facing and sew around three quarters of the triangle. Turn it the right way out through the open edge and press. Topstitch all the way round taking care to close the open edge. I love making these bibs and I hope you do too. Tag your projects on Instagram #rosepetalpatternsbib. Happy sewing!
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