Tuesday, April 28, 2009

DIY: cutie baby bibs

As I have quite a few pregnant friends, which in turn equals out to quite a few baby showers coming up, I'm thinking this is a great gift idea. The pattern is downloadable, or just use the pict & stats below for inspiration of your own makings!

buy the pattern here at youcanmakethis.com
The beetle, ladybug and bee bibs are very easy to make. Each bib measures 8” wide (that doesn’t include the ribbon legs on the sides). The length is 9 1/2” from the top of the bib to the bottom (the length of the bib is 7” under the neck). The bibs can be made for girls or boys. They are great for babies and toddlers. The bibs will wash and wear well. I love making these bibs because the ribbon ties are sewn in during assembly so there aren't any closures to hand sew on after the bibs have been finished. The ribbon ties are very functional.

-Fabric rectangles are a guideline –They don’t need to be precise amounts.
-Light to medium weight cotton print fabric – 6” x 9” rectangle for top of bug body, 6” x 9” rectangle for bottom of bug body, 9” x 11” coordinating print for back of bib, 1 1/2” x 3” rectangle for cheek circles (fabric colors will depend upon bug you are making - black & pink/red dot for ladybug body - purple for ladybug cheeks, two coordinating yellows for bee body - pink for bee cheeks, rainbow stripe & green for beetle body - orange for beetle cheeks)
-Fusible fleece – 9” x 11” rectangle
-Iron-on fusible web – 1 1/2” x 3” rectangle for cheek circles
-Sewing thread – white & color that coordinates with fabrics
-Embroidery floss – Fuchsia/hot pink, white & black
-1/2” Satin ribbon – two 13” pieces of a coordinating color for neck ties
-3/8” Grosgrain ribbon – six 3” pieces of black for legs
-Buttons with two holes – two 7/16” black buttons & two 3/4” to 7/8” white buttons (black buttons are sewn on top of white buttons to make eyes)
-Medium rick rack – three 9” pieces of black for stripes on bee

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