My friends are having babies left and right. While looking for easy handmade baby gift ideas I came across a Sizzix die cut for a baby bib. I have the Sizzix Pro and it will fit the large die. This was the solution to my shower gift dilemma. With this die I could make everyone bibs and any future babies will get bibs too. Win/win. The first baby on my list is a girl and her mom is kind of frilly so I decide to add a flower to her bib. This is one of my go to flowers and it works great with fabric scraps. For a while I put a rosette on everything. Normally I make the flowers and embellish them with gems in the center but since this is for a baby and I thought it would be safer to leave small bits off. Be ready to see several versions of this bib. My creative juices were flowing.
Materials for Fabric Flower Baby Bib:
- Sewing Machine and basic sewing supplies
- Iron and ironing board
- Smooth Fusible Fleece (received as a sample and I LOVE it.)
- 2 fat quarters or fabric scraps to make a patchwork piece 9×12 for each side.
- coordinating thread
- bias tape or twill tape 1.25 yard
- Dritz Babyville plastic snaps and snap setting tool
- Cut fabric to fit the size of the die cut approximately 9×12. Fabric face up, iron the fabric to the textured side of the fusible fleece following manufactures directions.
- Run the fused piece through the die cut machine following manufacturers directions.
- Die cut the back side of the bib. Make sure you place the fabric the correct side up to match with your front. I cut one backwards.
- Pin the pieces together. Use as many pins as you need to keep the pieces aligned.
- I sewed the pieces together before I added my binding so that it would not slip or shift as I went along. I did not do this on the next bib and my results were not as nice.
- Add the binding or twill tape to the edge of the bib and sew on. In the future I will use larger tape. This was too small and took forever to go around because I went so slow to avoid it shifting.
- Add a plastic snap. The tool makes the job so easy. Use the awl that comes with the tool to poke a hole for the pieces. Place the pieces though the hole and squeeze. It really was that simple.
To make the fabric flower:
- Cut or tear one inch strips of fabric. If you are using scraps like I was you will need several strips as long as possible. You are aiming for 24 inches of fabric.
- Starting at one end of strip make a knot, twist tightly and begin to roll into spiral shape.
- Use thread to secure edges every 2”-3”. I used a contrasting thread so you could see it. Try to use a coordinating color.
- If you are using scraps, adhere one end of the fabric to other end to make larger fabric flower. Adding stitches as you go along.
- Adhere the fabric flower to bib with several stitches. Use coordinating thread and try not to go through both layers.
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