Thanks for all your ideas on gifts. This gift idea is all from Jess at Craftiness Is Not Optional. She mentioned her daughter playing with mini bibs and I had a “DUH!” moment. But, looking on the web for a printable pattern, there just wasn’t one! So here ya go.
BTW, I think I am about set after this (and the previously mentioned blanket and diapers) for the baby, since, as I was reminded, she is only 18 months and will have no idea if she has one or two less gifts than her sister. Sometimes I forget the simple things!
If you want to make a bib for your little babies (this fit my girls’ 15” doll perfectly, FYI.), download the PDF HERE (It is titled Bib pattern) and print it at 100%.
Then, bust out your stash. This is a small project, and is great for scraps.
After you have your pieces cut, now would be a good time to embellish the bibs if you have that desire. I decided to put a simple strip on this bib front. Easy peasy. I know some of you will ruffle this up- admit it, you were thinking it!
Next, put the pieces right sides together and stitch around, leaving a 1 1/2” – 2” space for turning. If you sew with a small stitch length, the little curves will be easier.
Clip and notch your curves. I totally cheated and just clipped everything. It is just for a doll, you know!
Turn the bib inside out and press it nice and flat, with the opening getting its edges ironed at a nice 1/4” as well.
Top stitch, closing the opening as you go. I used a scant 1/8” seam allowance.
Round up some small pieces of Velcro. I just happened to find some in my girls’ room (those pack rats!) as I was putting them to bed the same night I made these bibs. Coincidence? I think not!
Sorry for the switch in bibs… but sew your hook side of your Velcro on one side of the bib strap, and the loop side on the opposite side of the other bib strap.
It will close beautifully, and the babies these fit will not rib their bibs off in frustration. No extra securing needed!
I ended up making 3 bibs, because we have more than one little hungry baby doll in this house. Who knows how many more I will have to make in the future, but this will suffice for now!
And, leaving you with freaky baby pictures (at least you can’t really see the band-aid residue on it’s head in these pics), I hope you go make some. If you do, be sure to put it in the Crafty Cupboard Flickr group… just click on my goofy picture on the side bar that says “Your Cupboard Space.” It’s feeling neglected!