Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Bandana Bib Tutorial

These Bandana Bibs are pretty darn cute and here is how I made them.

This is my first Sewing Tutorial EVER... ^_^

First of all, I used plain cotton for the top layer (actually I used fat quarters divided into 4 triangles) and single sided terry for the bottom layer.

Cut your Triangle shapes make sure the longest edge of the triangle will reach comfortably around your baby's neck with some space between their neck and the material and you'll need a couple of inches either side of where the snaps will go.

After you have both your pieces place them right sides together.

Pin and sew around the edge leaving a gap so you can later turn it inside out. Make sure to stop the machine and turn the fabric with your needle down to get nice sharp corners.

Don't forget to leave a gap, it will need to be big enough to turn the fabric inside out. Backstitch on each side of the gap.

Next trim the corners and turn your fabric inside out poking the corners. Trimming will ensure your corners are nice an pointy and not bulky. Turn your fabric inside out, iron it flat and then hand stitch the hole closed.

Next step is to Top stitch. If you don't know what that is, basically just sew a basic stitch a few millimetres in around the edge. This will help your work to sit flat and also give it a nice professional look.

The last step is to install the snaps! The best way to make sure you put them in the right spot is to put the bandana around the child's neck to see where the snaps should go. You could even put a few in so there is room for growth. But whatever you do make sure you put them on the right way not like I did, whoops!

Also, you could also make your bandana like this.

So that's It! Now you just need to find a cute neck to put them around.

Feel free to use this tutorial or photo's but please link back to my post and give me proper credit. If you make your own bandana bibs leave a comment and let me know I would love to see them!


1 comment:

  1. Hey Jess!
    Awesome Job!!
    Have you thought about putting some of your stuff up on Etsy.com?...it's very cheap! XXX