Sewing for little ones is so much fun! If you’re looking for an easy and practical baby sewing project for a special baby in your life, this easy baby bib pattern is a great idea to try. With just a small amount of fabric and about 15 minutes, you can make a baby bib out of any number of cozy fabrics: flannel, jersey knit, minky, and more. Continue reading for the free PDF download for this free baby bib pattern, plus the complete step-by-step tutorial for this project.
Easy Reversible Baby Bib Pattern Supplies
- Flannel, jersey knit, minky or other fabric, approximately 1/3 yard (Use contrasting fabrics for a reversible bib)
- 1 complete snap set (I prefer to use these plastic snaps for baby garments)
- Coordinating thread
Tools Needed for this Baby Bib Pattern
- Sewing machine
- Sewing shears
- Fabric marking pen (I prefer Pilot Frixion markers, since the marks disappear when exposed to the heat of an iron)
- Seam creaser tool
- Snap setting tool
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Reversible Baby Bib Pattern Instructions
Use the pattern piece to cut out two bib body pieces. (Note that the bib collar flaps are not symmetrical, so you will need to make sure the pieces are cut as a mirror image of each other to ensure they fit together properly.)
Place the pieces together, right sides facing, aligning all outer edges. Pin. Use the marking pen to make two marks approximately 3 inches apart along the bottom edge of the pinned pieces. This will designate where to stop and start sewing to leave an opening for turning.
Starting at one of the marks and ending at the other, stitch using a 1/4″ seam allowance around the perimeter of the bib. Make notches along the bottom curved edges and each of the collar flaps, and snips around the curve of the collar, as shown. For a great explanation of when to notch and snip, check out this handy guide.
Turn the project right-side out through the bottom opening, using the seam creasing tool to thoroughly turn all of the seams, paying special attention to the bottom curves and the collar flaps. Press the piece flat.
Pin the bottom opening shut. Edgestitch 1/8″ around the entire perimeter of the bib, closing the bottom opening as you go.
Use the marking pen to create marks 1/2″ from the top edge of the bib collar flaps. Set a female snap piece on one of the collar flaps and a male snap piece on the opposite flap, using the marks as a placement guide.
Your reversible baby bib is complete!
These bibs can be made with any number of fabrics. I like to use flannel for the front and minky for the back for a nice contrast. Flannel is great for making baby bibs, as it is soft and absorbent.
Before you go, be sure to check out my Toddler Bib and Smock pattern.
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