Updated: Jun 6
Kids are messy. Using the Bunny’s Knit Nightie bib pattern, make them a bib you can wipe clean after each meal. Many laminated fabrics are available in whimsical designs. We backed this bib with soft French terrycloth.
1. French terrycloth is stretchy, so start by fusing Featherweight fusible interfacing to the wrong side of the terrycloth. This will stabilize the fabric. 2. Cut 1 laminate and 1 terrycloth bib. 3. Measure around the outside edge of the bib, starting and stopping at the center back ends. Cut a 2” wide strip of bias this length + 1”. 4. Press the bias in half lengthwise with the wrong sides together. 5. Unfold the bias and fold one short end to the wrong side ¼”. Refold the bias lengthwise. 6. Pin the two bibs with right sides together. Stitch across the short ends and around the neck. Trim the corners, and trim and clip the neck curve seam allowance. Turn right side out, and press. Use a press cloth when pressing laminate. 7. Baste the outer edges of the bib together using a scant ¼” seam. 8. Place the cut edges of the bias to the wrong side of the outer edge of the bib. Stitch the bias to the bib. When nearing the end, stop stitching 1" from the end, and trim the excess bias off leaving ¼” extended past the edge. 9. To finish this end of the bias, unfold the bias and fold the short end ¼” to the wrong side, refold the bias, and stitch to the end of the bib. 10. Wrap the bias to the right side, and topstitch close to the folded edge on the right side of the fabric. 11. Close the bib with a snap on the ends of the bib. See our post about the how to install grippers. Instructions by Susan Whitman
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