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DIY Bandana Drool Bib (…pattern included)

Oh my goodness, you guys, I miss this place! I miss making, and sharing, and chatting with you all. :)

I have been pretty sporadic this ENTIRE summer…but I’m here, I promise I’m still here!!! That cute and squishy little baby of ours kinda rocked our world when he was born April 30th. Max is our 5th baby but our transition with him has just taken a little longer than with our other babies. Yeah, he had a few issues at birth and stayed in the NICU for a while, but I think it’s taken some time to transition because of a mixture of several factors (including my bigger kids being home for summer break)!

I was just telling my husband Steve the other day, I finally feel a shift in energy and am feeling a little more “normal” lately. Max is now sleeping through the night, and I swear sleep is a cure-all for a groggy cranky mom. (So go take a nap all you moms out there…even if your babies aren’t so little anymore. Ha!)

Anyway, I have been trying to share this post with you guys for a while….and have finally finished it up. Yay! Because these Bandana Drool Bibs are super simple to make and are so cute to wear!

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I know Bandana Bibs are nothing new….but I sure love making things just the way I want them, in the colors that I want. And really, all these bibs take are maybe 15-20 minutes to whip up!

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All from a few scraps of knit fabric. How cute are all these “boy” type colors!!

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I made this pattern (which I share below) to fit Max, who is 3 months old…but he’s wearing more like 6 month clothes. And I’m guessing these will fit even up to a 1 year old size.

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The front of these are made with knit fabric (which is pretty absorbent)….but the back is made from terry cloth, which absorbs all sorts of slobber.

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Which is why I made these…..because Max is a drooler. He’s also constantly chewing on his fists, which creates even more drool, so these bibs are perfect for him!

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They’re also easy to take on and off….with a little velcro around the back of the neck.

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The shape of these Bandana bibs is more straight across the top, so that while worn, they kinda bunch up a bit in the front, like the look of a real “bandana”. But the bunching actually provides a little more fabric to collect drool. Win-win!

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This baby boy….man, we love him fiercely! He is such a happy little guy, with a whole lot of patience. So glad he’s ours!

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Okay, ready to make your own bibs??

Supplies for Bandana Drool Bib:

  • Top Fabric (I used knit fabric but you could use a woven cotton…but it won’t be quite as absorbent as a knit fabric)
  • Terry Cloth fabric (for the back side of the bib)
  • Velcro
  • Pattern piece HERE (this size was made to fit my 3 month old, who is sized more like a 6 month old….but would probably fit up to a 12 month old.)
  • Sewing machine and basic sewing supplies (here’s a list of common sewing supplies, in case you need a few ideas) ***As always, if you need a bit of help with the basic sewing skills used in this tutorial, check out the Sewing 101 post for more help.

 

First of all, cut out your pattern piece (and remember that it’s only HALF of your bib shape). Then, fold over your fabric and place the straight edge of the pattern piece along the fold of your fabric. Cut around the pattern piece. Repeat with your terry cloth fabric.

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Once you open up your fabric pieces, you’ll see the full bib shape.

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Place your 2 bib pieces together, with right sides together, and pin together around all the edges.

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Sew the two layers together, with 1/4 inch seam allowance….leaving a 2 inch opening along the top straight edge.

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Trim off some of the fabric around each of the curves (so that it will lay flatter after turning).

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And trim off the tip of the bottom corner. (More on Clipping Curves and Corners.)

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Turn the bib right side out through the opening, making sure to fold the edges of opening towards the inside 1/4 inch…..and press flat.

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Top-stitch around the edge of the bib, about 1/8 inch from the edge.

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Add 1 inch velcro pieces to the ends of the bib……

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…..so that you can overlap the ends and secure it closed.

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And that’s it!

A cute little bib to wrap around your little one’s neck……to keep the drool off their clothing and skin!

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Enjoy!

-Ashley

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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with my craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
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Comments

  1. Bushra says:

    Awe your baby looks so adorable in the bib. I have a newborn nephew and it would be such a great gift made with love. Thank you for sharing this with us. My mom is a seamstress and she would totally adore this.

  2. Caitlyn says:

    My baby was born April 29th this year! Great tutorial :)

  3. SusanAnn Sheidy says:

    I had no trouble with the pattern link. Thank you for it and I’m going to make a gazillion of them for the 5 babies in my life!

  4. Camille says:

    Would minky absorb as well as a terry cloth? I have a bunch of extra minky from a quilt that I’m trying to use up.

  5. jamie says:

    Hi Ashley! These are so cute, I made two this weekend! I have not sewn much with knits, but had some really cute scraps that looked perfect as bibs. Here’s my question, I had trouble with puckering and stretching with the knits, I had to rip out a few times because of that. I finally flipped the knit side down (I used a prewashed flannel for the back) and with the woven side up it did a lot better. Is this typical? Do you have problems like that when sewing knits to wovens? I’m glad it finally came out though, it was the perfect little add-in for this gift :)

  6. Teresa Drake says:

    Congratulations, Ashley! Your little Max is adorable! I love this drool bib! Thank you for sharing all this information with us! You’re a blessing. Glad you’re getting some sleep and getting back to your “normal”! I can’t wait to make some of these.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Agreed with the link to the pattern not being available. You have it in your post as finding the pattern HERE but it’s not set up as a link to anything :) These bibs are super cute and reminds me I promised a friend I’d make her some!!

    1. Ashley says:

      Aggh, so sorry about that…..the link didn’t attach like I thought it did! I fixed it in the post….but it’s also HERE: https://makeit-loveit.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/bandana-bib-pattern.pdf

      -Ashley

  8. Francine Shea says:

    I can’t download the pattern . Can you email it to me to

    ilovsci@aol.com

    1. Ashley says:

      So sorry about that Francine…..the link didn’t attach like I thought it did! I fixed it in the post….but it’s also HERE: https://makeit-loveit.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/bandana-bib-pattern.pdf

      -Ashley

  9. Sharlyn says:

    Cute bibs and even cuter baby!! Thanks for the pattern?

    1. Ashley says:

      Thanks! We think he’s pretty cute too! :)

  10. Debra M Brown says:

    Totally bummed out. Pattern is no where to be found. Please give us the pattern. Thanks

    1. Ashley says:

      So sorry about that Debra…..the link didn’t attach like I thought it did! I fixed it in the post….but it’s also HERE: https://makeit-loveit.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/bandana-bib-pattern.pdf

      -Ashley

  11. Anonymous says:

    no pattern…

  12. Joan says:

    What a cute pattern. Would like to get the pattern but can’t open it up.

    1. Ashley says:

      So sorry about that Joan…..the link didn’t attach like I thought it did! I fixed it in the post….but it’s also HERE: https://makeit-loveit.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/bandana-bib-pattern.pdf

      -Ashley

  13. Gloria says:

    No pattern :( sooooo super cute!!

    1. Ashley says:

      So sorry about that Gloria…..the link didn’t attach like I thought it did! I fixed it in the post….but it’s also HERE: https://makeit-loveit.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/bandana-bib-pattern.pdf

      -Ashley

  14. Anonymous says:

    He sure does fit in your family. Just a cute as the other kids.

    1. Ashley says:

      Awww, thanks so much! :)

  15. Nancy North says:

    No pattern available. Forgot the link? I’d love to make these.

    1. Ashley says:

      So sorry about that Nancy…..the link didn’t attach like I thought it did! I fixed it in the post….but it’s also HERE: https://makeit-loveit.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/bandana-bib-pattern.pdf

      -Ashley

    2. Nancy North says:

      Thank you Ashley, I just printed it out. Looking forward to making a bunch for my nephew.

  16. Lori says:

    Yep no pattern…I really want to make it for my new granddaughter….

    1. Ashley says:

      So sorry about that Lori…..the link didn’t attach like I thought it did! I fixed it in the post….but it’s also HERE: https://makeit-loveit.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/bandana-bib-pattern.pdf

      -Ashley

  17. Robin says:

    Maybe it is just me, but I can’t get the pattern to open up. Thanks for all the awesome patterns and ideas.

    1. Anonymous says:

      I can’t find the pattern either, Thankx

    2. Ashley says:

      So sorry about that guys…..the link didn’t attach like I thought it did! I fixed it in the post….but it’s also HERE: https://makeit-loveit.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/bandana-bib-pattern.pdf

      -Ashley

  18. lynnz says:

    I am making a cowboy themed baby gift- and this bandana bib will be perfect. Like the idea of easy Velcro closure at the back. however, I too can not find the link for the pattern. it states above: •Pattern piece HERE (this size was made to fit my 3 month old, who is sized more like a 6 month old….but would probably fit up to a 12 month old.) but there is no link to click on to take you to the pattern. any suggestions?
    thank you- looking forward to sewing a few up.

    1. Ashley says:

      So sorry about that…..the link didn’t attach like I thought it did! I fixed it in the post….but it’s also HERE: https://makeit-loveit.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/bandana-bib-pattern.pdf

      A cowboy themed gift sounds super cute too! :)

      -Ashley

  19. Jan says:

    I’m not finding the pattern

    1. valerie nelson says:

      I couldn’t find the link either

    2. Ashley says:

      So sorry about that…..the link didn’t attach like I thought it did! I fixed it in the post….but it’s also HERE: https://makeit-loveit.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/bandana-bib-pattern.pdf

      -Ashley

  20. Sarah @ gardenfullofdreams says:

    What a cute idea for a bib, they would make terrific baby shower gifts!

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