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From: mama2redheads
Date: 06-28-2006, 12:29 PM (1 of 8)
I am looking for a pattern to make some bibs to give as gifts. I have bought several bibs off ebay in the size I am looking for, but I have some great fabric I want to use to make my own. The toddler size usually measures 10"x14", but anything close to that will do. Also, I am looking for something that will close with velcro or snaps, not bibs that tie. Thanks in advance for any help!

User: mama2redheads
Member since: 06-08-2006
Total posts: 11
From: mamahoogie
Date: 06-28-2006, 08:13 PM (2 of 8)
I made several bibs for my grandson that my daughter really liked and they were super easy to do.

Buy a hand towel - I went to the dollar store and got some with animals, etc. which were perfect for kids. Cut a 5" circle in the middle and about one third down the towel. Put pins in to mark it in quarters. Cut a piece of banding about 12" long and 3-1/2" wide. Sew ends together, fold in half, quarter and pin to the opening as you would putting banding on a t-shirt. Sew it with about 1/3 to 1/2" seam allowance and then zig zag around the sewn hem - exactly like you do when adding banding to t-shirt necklines. That's it. They just pull over the toddler's heads and are long enough to keep their clothes clean.
Hope this helps
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User: mamahoogie
Member since: 12-25-2002
Total posts: 461
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 06-29-2006, 06:16 PM (3 of 8)
I use finger tip towels.. They are a better size for the youngsters.. And I serge the ribbing in the neckline.. I have made hundreds... :bg: :bg: :bg:
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User: LeapFrog Libby
Member since: 05-01-2002
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From: bridesmom
Date: 07-03-2006, 06:58 PM (4 of 8)
I found some really nice free patterns on the internet for different sized bibs, some tie at the back, some use velcro or snaps, they are all in different sizes too for growing babies. Have you googled them? I'd search for the site, but am on my SIL's computer and am having a hard time with their firewall and IP.
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User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
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From: esrun3
Date: 07-04-2006, 12:03 AM (5 of 8)
I use finger tip towels.. They are a better size for the youngsters.. And I serge the ribbing in the neckline.. I have made hundreds... :bg: :bg: :bg:

That's how I make mine too. If you watch around the holidays you can usually buy them on clearance and they don't cost much..I put them away and use them for gifts depending on the time of year.
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: pucktricks
Date: 07-04-2006, 05:15 PM (6 of 8)
a quick way to do it. trace around the bib that you like, cut out your fabric, then bind it using the thing that I can't think of the term for. After you've bound it you can then sew on either velcro or snaps. I'd do velcro 'cause it's easier.

User: pucktricks
Member since: 03-31-2004
Total posts: 570
From: mama2redheads
Date: 07-05-2006, 10:28 AM (7 of 8)
Thanks everyone for the ideas! I ended up finding a pattern online that might work. I'm going to use some scrap fabric first and see if that works, and if so, I'll go ahead with the gift bibs. The fingertip towel bibs sound cute too - I might have to try that out sometime. It sounds easy to add your own touch too as well. Thanks again!

User: mama2redheads
Member since: 06-08-2006
Total posts: 11
From: Aimee S
Date: 07-07-2006, 02:52 PM (8 of 8)
This one works
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User: Aimee S
Member since: 02-23-2003
Total posts: 488
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