How To Sew Baby Bibs From Kitchen Towels!
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1 Kitchen Towel (28.5”L x 17.5” W)
1 Fastener (snap tape, or Velcro)
9” of ¼” wide elastic
A small bowl (about 4”) for making neckline template
Mark the top 2” of towel on the horizontal (short) edge.
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Trim and set aside for collar.
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Fold towel in half lengthwise to locate the center and snip. Mark a line 4.5" down.
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Trim 4.5" line that was just marked from the top edge of the bib.
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Find a cup, mug, etc. and trace it and cut out to make a 4.25” circle template on scrap paper.
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Place circle template at the edge of the vertical line cut into the towel. Trace around template.
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Cut away the fabric. This is the neckline/collar area.
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Hem the raw edges using a ¾” hem (fold under 3/8” and 3/8” again).
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Tip: Before sewing the short side raw edges, trim seam allowance corners to reduce bulk.
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Trim seam allowance corners and hem the short raw edges using a ¾” folded hem.
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Grab the 2” strip of fabric and pin (right sides & raw edges together) to neckline.
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Trim excess leaving a 1” overhang. Fold over and hem raw edge.
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After hemming raw edge, finish pinning down along neckline edge.
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Stitch a 3/8" seam allowance to attach the collar to the neckline.
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Fold the collar over onto the wrong side (enclosing seam allowance) and stitch.
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Cut a 9” piece of ¼” wide elastic.
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Measure down 13” from top of bib (both sides). Use a ruler to draw a guideline across if wanted.
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Stretch and stitch the elastic to the bib using guide. Start/end 1” in from the sides
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Measure vertically down 11" from the top edge of the bib on each side. Mark these spots.
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Fold the top edges down (wrong sides together) and stitch ½” on each edge to secure arms.
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Choose your preferred fastener (snap tape or Velcro).
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Stitch your fastener to the back of the bib.
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Snip threads and you are done!