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Re-pursposing: Drool Bib

Do you have a drooler? Is your baby teething and you just can’t keep the front of their clothes dry? I talked to my sister several weeks ago and her little lady has this problem.
Teething is su ch a bummer.
But all of the bibs she has are huge and cover all of her sweet little outfits. We don’t want that, do we? So I made her a couple of bibs using some knit from an expired (haha…) shirt…..and smaller than most other bibs.

They’re small and simple……perfect for the average drooler. (If your baby drools excessively, you may need a plastic/vinyl backing.)

I just cut around one of our bibs as a guide…..but then really shortened it and took it in a bit at the sides too.

Then I cut out 2 of these shapes from a knit shirt.

The I sewed the two pieces right sides together, leaving the the bottom open.

Then I trimmed the corners and clipped the curves. And then I turned the bib right side out, tucking in the raw edges of the opening, and sewed all the way around the bib……very close to the edge.

And finally, I attached a flower and a snap……..and we’re done. (I made the flower the same way that I made this flower here. Just smaller.) You can add anything you’d like, really. Go ahead and get creative. I tried to keep it simple so that it could accompany any sort of outfit. Not really necessary…….but sometimes you want your sweet little lovely’s to have coordinating outfits. :)

Go on, make some for your own munchkins.

Ashley Johnston
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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 the 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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  1. Rob O'Neill says:

    These baby bibs are perfect for my lovely little lady, it’s so fabulous. I really love this site of yours as well as the baby bibs you have featured. This is perfect for the cute outfit for little girls. I am always looking for this kind of baby bibs, luckily I have find it here. Thank you. I really adore your ideas.

  2. Nori says:

    Hi AshLey. Love your website! I have two girls and I always wanted to make dresses/accessaries/bags/ bibs etc etc…but it all seemed too hard and gave up even before trying! Until I found your site :) My mother- in- law helps me when I’m not quite sure. Those bibs, ah, you can never ave too many bibs, but actually so hard to find the ones you like! Problem solved thanks to you.

  3. Anna-Karin says:

    Awsome! Thank you for sharing.

  4. jennifer says:

    I love these! And I made one…but mine is all puckered at the edges! How do I avoid this? Did you have this problem?

  5. Tif says:

    Adorable. I'll be making some of these.

  6. Ashley says:

    Jacinda, the flower is the same that I made for this dress here:

    I just made it a bit smaller…..but same concept.

  7. Jacinda says:

    We totally need these here! I want to try some… Have you ever shown a tutorial on the flower?

  8. Cazra says:

    I love to give homemade gifts. I'll have to try this for my next baby gift. Thanks!

  9. Patsy says:

    Great idea!! Love how you embellished them.

  10. contact says:

    Very cute! I love your site.
    I am a grandmother now, but "back in the day" I made some drool bibs and I put a piece of good quality bread bag plastic in between. I wasn't sure how it would wash and dry… but it lasted through at least one baby!

  11. Wendy says:

    Those are so cute :)

  12. Philip, Melissa, & Summer says:

    Very fab. I love them.

  13. Tanya and Colin says:

    What a great idea. Can't wait to try this!

  14. Crafts and Deals says:

    Love it! Cute bibs are hard to find! Thanks for sharing!!

  15. Ariel says:

    So cute!!!

  16. Twiddle Thumbs says:

    I love these! And the rose offers extra absorbancy.

  17. Plain and Simple says:

    Awesome idea! Thanks!

  18. april G from AK says:

    These are awesome!! Thanks for making these Ashley. these will really save on laundry because I won't have to change my little girl several times a day when her tops become drenched with drool and spit up! Great idea.

  19. Jennifer says:

    I LOVE this! I will certainly be making these for my next little one! Ooooh, the doll idea is cute too!

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  21. PHARES CAUSEY says:

    So cute! I think I might make my daughter some for her dolls!

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