Sunday, February 26, 2012

Letter-Applique Baby Bib

My first Baby Bib (with ribbons) can be found here...

This time, I printed off a baby bib pattern from here, and then continued on my own way without following that tutorial (although the process is similar, if you like more pictures to follow!).

I used more denim from my dad's jeans (aka Cali Baby's Grandpa). Cut one piece from the denim and one piece from the flannel (the flannel is actually a thrifted baby blanket - cheap!)

Instead of sewing on ribbons across the bib, I decided to practice my appliqueing. I got out my "Stitch Witchery" from JoAnn's and some out just slightly smaller than the letter (Q for Baby's last initial!)

 Actually, the big part of the letter was made from the neck-hole that I cut out from the flannel. Use those scraps!

 After adhering the letter to the denim with the stitch witchery, I just zigzagged around it. I think I should decrease the stitch length even more, so the zig-zags are closer together. It would probably look better that way. I'm still learning!

After appliqueing, I just sewed the denim to the flannel with right sides together, leaving a few inches open at the bottom of the bib. Flip it right side out, press and top-stitch. Easy-peasy!

I used snaps instead of velcro this time. I don't know what Sister-In-Law prefers to use; at least she'll get one of each when I mail the box (one more week to due date!)

 Final picture... I really like how it turned out! It came together pretty quickly too. I think I need to send my machine in to the shop though; the tension is out-of-wack sometimes - especially when I was trying to top-stitch on the narrow curves of the strap. Oh well, I made it work eventually.


  1. Love the up-cycling! The bib looks so cute - denim! Who'd have thought?!!! Fab X

  2. Your bib looks fabulous and you've done a great job with the applique. The zig zag can be any length and width you want... depends on the look you are after. Personally, I like how you've done it... looks good with the denim. Thanks for linking up!

  3. So lovely!!! Love demin fabric for baby boy! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous day!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft