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Make a Reversible Baby Bib…in 20 Minutes or Less!

Today’s contributor is Jill from Snugglebug University.  All posts written by Jill for Make It and Love It can be found HERE.

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Hi, it’s Jill from Snugglebug University.  Today, I’m going to show you how to make a reversible baby bib!

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When my kids were babies (was it really 5 years ago?) they had one favorite bib.  It was made of a lovely soft terry cloth with a knit neckline.  It was the only bib that my kids would wear (probably because it was so soft and comfortable), and boy o’ boy was it worn out by the time my kids were done with it.

I always planned to make my own version of the bib for my kids, but I never seemed to get around to it…until now!

Now you can probably guess that the reversible baby bib that I’m going to show you how to make today isn’t actually for MY kids (who are 5 and 7 now).  I actually made these bibs for my new nephew who will be arriving this summer.  I hope that my kids’ absolute favorite bib is just as much a hit with him!

Let’s get back to the bibs though.  Here’s what I love about them.  They are terry on one side, and flannel on the other.  These bibs are completely reversible, so the baby can wear them either way.

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There’s a ribbed knit neckline, and the flannel and the terry cloth make the bibs extremely absorbent, and high quality. Oh, and sooooo soft and cozy!

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This bib is a fast sew.  You can easily throw these babies together in a half hour or less. It took me about 20 minutes to sew up one bib shown here. It’s the perfect addition to your next baby gift!

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Ready to get started?
Here’s what you’ll need:

Begin by cutting out the pieces of the template and taping them together and instructed.

Cut out your pieces.  Make sure that when you cut out the neck piece from the knit ribbing that it stretches side to side (along the long length of the rectangle).

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Place the right sides of your bib together, sewing all around the edges of the bib.  Leave the neckline open.

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Turn right side out. Set aside.

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Fold edges of the ribbing, right sides together, and sew the ends together with a zig-zag stitch.

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Fold the ribbing in half to make the neck piece.

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For the next step, you need to press the raw edges of the neckline in.  I have to say that I really HATE ironing.  But you really can’t get around it here.

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Then you can slip the neck piece into the neckline. Start by pinning at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock and work your way around the neckline.  You might need to pull the knit a little bit when you sew.

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Sew around the neckline, staying as close to the edge as possible.

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When you are finished, top stich around the outer edge of the bib to give it a more finished look.

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That is it! If you are looking for more baby gift ideas, you might also like to check out the baby blanket I just made for my nephew too!  

Happy sewing everyone!


blog contributor Jill
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  1. Myriam Audet says:

    Very Nice!!
    And simple, Have a question for you…
    For the pattrens pieces are they made to be printed on a 8 1/2 X 11 inces sheet ? Thank you

  2. Victoria says:

    Hi there! The knit headbands that you can get for 6 for a $1 or $2 typically would they work? They look about the same as this ribbing and I can get them at my local dollar store

  3. fran stewart says:

    where do you buy your knit ribbing for the neckline??? I need to modify the neckline of store bought bibs>>>>>

    1. Jill says:

      You can buy it at the fabric store. It comes on a bolt :-)

  4. Tracy Gritke says:

    I dont have the rib knitting but I am wondering If I could use fleece cut on the stretchy side?

    1. Jill Pauli says:

      Hi Tracy,

      I’m not quite sure it will be stretchy enough. It might work….You could also cut the ribbing from an old t shirt and use that :-)

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