Ever since I had Kina I have been having so much fun making baby things! These bibs were no exception. I have had a stash of scrap fabric that I keep meaning to do something with. So this bib was born! I love the mismatched look it creates. It adds character! Do you have some scrap fabrics that need to be used up? This project is perfect for it!
What you will need:
Chenille fabric (a half a yard will make around 5 bibs)
Scrap fabric measuring 14″ wide
Bib pattern found here: DIY baby bib with pocket from the Observation Diary (the whole bib tutorial) or here: for just the bib pattern.
First gather all your scraps that are 14″ wide by at least 2″ tall. The taller they are the less sewing for you! Mix and match to create your desired bib. All the scraps need to add up to be 15″ tall. Once you have them all gathered up you will need iron them, then cut each strip so they are straight. Next pin them right sides together and sew to create a block that is 14″ wide by 15″ tall.
Print out the bib pattern. I modified it a bit. I made the curve at the bottom slightly larger to make a bigger bib. You can see how I modified it in the picture below. I also only printed out half of the bib to make for less cutting ;). Once your pattern is printed out fold your chenille wrong sides together so there is two layers. Lay your with the middle on the fold. Cut around the pattern, including the hole for the neck. Leave the rest of the fold intact. So when you unfold the fabric you will have a whole bib. Next do the same with the block, wrong sides tougher and cut! Or you can just print the whole bib and lay it flat on the fabric.
After the velcro is sewn on lay the chenille and front piece right sides together and pin. Start sewing on the bottom of the bib and sew around the whole perimeter leaving a couple inches open at the bottom for turning right side out. Turn right side out and iron. Sew the bottom hole closed and continue sewing around the permitter again to add a finishing touch!