- a bib to use as a pattern
- two pieces of coordinating fabric a bit larger than your bib. I have used a printed cotton for the front and white flanelette for the back.
- small square of Velcro
- scissors, pins, tailors chalk (or a pencil) and some matching thread
Step 2 – cut out along the line you have just drawn.
Step 3 – Unfold your bib shaped peice and pin face down to the ‘right side’ of your top fabric. Right sides will be together.
Step 4 – Sew straight stitch almost all the way around, leaving an opening about 10 cm long on the side, as shown in the image above.
Step 5 – Turn inside out through the section you have left open on the side.
Step 6 – Iron the bib flat, making sure that the edges are turned in and even where you have left a gap.
Step 7 – Topstitch – Stitch all the way around the outside very close to the edge. I use the edge of the foot as a guide, and set the needle to the right hand side using the dial at the top of my machine to make sure it is even.
Step 8 – neaten the loose threads by tying a simple double knot and trimming close to the fabric
Step 9 – Pin the velcro tabs – one on the front, the other on the back.
Step 10 – Sew the velcro tabs on very close to the edges, then neaten as you just did with the topstitching.
Step 11 – There is no step 11, you have finished, and now have a very cute new bib!