Are you ready for another free pattern? Baby Bibs!
I've been making bibs for my kids since my first child was born 16 years ago (seriously?). Now his tee-shirts are bibs. And his jeans are napkins.
This time around, with my littlest—who is now a year-and-a-half, I have these AWESOME laminated cotton fabrics to work with. They make the BEST bibs. Easy to sew, wipeable, washable—and pretty. Half of our family stock of bibs are made with the laminates and half are made with all-cotton quilting-weight fabric. They're both great. But, the laminates are slightly favored.
So, this is a really simple pattern. You can make a bunch of bibs in one sitting. If you coordinate a few bibs and add some embellishments—like ribbon or an applique—you can whip up a fantastic baby shower gift in no time. Cute AND useful—the best gifts to get. Download the pattern here—or follow the sidebar link under Free Patterns.
I'll be sharing My Slobber Monkey Baby Bib pattern on PBS this spring. Check your local listings for Sew It All TV. In Phoenix, I believe the episode will be airing next Monday at 9:30am and 2:30pm on Eight Life (Cox 80). Tune in for sewing tips, fabric and embellishment variations—including a monster bib. For more info about the episode, see this post. I don't want to be redundant—except to say that we filmed the episode in one, long, 30-minute take. I, myself, am anxious to see how that worked out.
All my love and sewiness,