Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Knit Baby Bibs

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Only about five more weeks until our new baby arrives! I’m excited to meet the baby and find out if it is a boy or a girl. I love not knowing while I’m pregnant, but I’m always excited to find out when the baby arrives!

I made some bibs for this baby because I bought some new clothes for the baby (I have two older boys but most of their clothes will be in the wrong season.) And if it is a girl, she’ll need a lot of new things! So I figure I’d better cover up any cute new outfits with cute bibs.

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I used an existing bib to trace a pattern for these bibs and cut two pieces of jersey fabric.
I used jersey ribbing to bind the bibs at the edges. I’m not sure if you’re supposed to stretch the ribbing as you sew or not. I did on one (the pink/orange/green one) and not so much on the gray and white one, but the gray ones seems to lie flatter than the other one.

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They’re both cute and will serve the purpose of protecting clothing for awhile from spit up and early solid foods. They’re both made from old t-shirts. I love upcycling. And I love using snaps. They are so much easier than velcro.

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I made these other bibs a few weeks ago with bias tape at the edges but they are bigger, more for around a year old baby.

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