Our DIY Pocket Bib is a really popular Prudent Baby tutorial, so I though it was time to share another kind of bib pattern. This one is reversible and has a cute little tie instead of velcro, which is nice because velcro irritates some babies and also because the baby won’t outgrow it as quickly. I also think the ties are kind of sweet. Also, you could just size this up a bit and have a cute apron!
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Free Baby Bib Pattern
1. Wash, iron and cut your fabric. You’ll need one piece of fabric 1 3/4″ wide by 30″ long (or you use a 30″ piece of 1″ bias tape instead), and a front and back piece. I made this bib in a trapezoid shape, but you can make it any shape you like, maybe with rounded corners. My front and back pieces are 8″ width along the top, 10″ width along the bottom, and 10″ in length. I used a flannel print and a fleece for extra coziness.
2. If you use bias tape you can skip this step and move to step 3. You can run your piece of fabric through a bias tape maker and iron, or take your long piece of fabric and fold each edge in 1/4″ and iron.
Fold it in half and iron again:
3. Pin front and back bib pieces right sides facing along the bottom and both side edges:
Sew in place along those three edges.
Trim the corners and turn right side out, iron flat and top stitch around the edge with 1/4″ allowance.
4. Fold the apron and the tie in half to find the center and mark with a pin. Take your tie piece and unfold it. Pin it along the back top edge of your bib like so:
Sew it in place along the ironed fold.
Wrap it around the top of your bib:
and pin to the front:
Now sew all the way from one end of your tie, across the front of the bib to the other end. I added a 2nd line of stitches across the front of the bib.
5. Tie each end of your tie piece in a knot and trim the excess.