I try to keep breakfast with the little ones as simple as possible. A little cereal, a little coffee... Why not take these morning staples and create a fun sewing project for you and a new bib for baby!
What you'll need...
A 15" X 10" scrap of 100% cotton fabric, the same size scrap of an absorbant backing fabric such as terry cloth or minky dot, scissors, rotary cutter and mat, a 1.5" strip of velcro
Be sure to pre-wash both fabrics!
You'll use a small box of baby cereal and your morning coffee cup as templates!
1. Fold the cotton scrap of fabric in half. Place the box on top of the fabric on the fold as shown and cut around it with your rotary cutter. If you're using scissors, just trace around the box and then cut on the line.
2. Unfold the rectangle. On the wrong side of the fabric, place your coffee cup in the middle of the top with the handle pointing up as shown.
This cup is from the Martha Stewart Holiday Collection as Macy's. My husband bought me the collection last year for my birthday!
Trace around the cup. Draw a line from the center top to the center top of the circle as shown. You should have something that looks like this...
3. Cut out the circle. This will become the neck hole for the bib.
4. Place this piece face down onto the backing fabric and pin (making sure right sides are facing).
5. Using a 3/8" seam, begin sewing at the bottom of the bib. Sew around the bib, lifting the presser foot to ease in fabric around the neck hole when necessary. Stop sewing around 2" from where you began to create a turning space. Trim the backing fabric to match the cotton fabric seam allowance. Trim the neck hole seam allowance to 1/8". Trim corners diagonally.
6. Reach into the turning space and turn the bib right side out. Use the tip of your closed scissors to smooth out the inner seams and press out points. Press the bib flat.
7. Using a 1/8" seam, topstitch around the bib. Sew another row of topstitching 3/8" from the first row you've created. This adds to the durability of the bib.
8. Sew the strips of velcro onto the neck straps as shown.
These are so easy to make, you'll want to whip up a bunch at a time!
Here's my little guy modeling mommy's latest creation!