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Thread: Any one ever made baby bibs?

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    Any one ever made baby bibs?

    I am on a roll here lately with 3 baby quilts under construction! I have one done for one of my instructors and 2 in the works for classmates. I now have a wild hair to make some baby bibs. I have found some really cute (& free!) patterns on the internet but they are either 1 or 2 layers of cotton fabric only. I'm worried about the baby's clothes becoming soiled through the cotton. Has anyone made bibs and if you have, did you line or back them with anything besides cotton?
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    Are these bibs for when you are feeding the baby or the toddler is feeding him/herself? Or for the child to wear when they are teething to keep their clothing dry from drooling? I found that feeding bibs only need to be as thick as a washcloth as I always put a clean one on for each feeding. The one to protect from drooling needed to have a plastic or rubberized backing as they would sometimes get completely soaked! I would use flannel backed oilcloth tablecloth material for the back of teething bibs with a really absorbent fabric on the front. My all time favorite feeding bibs were small guest towels fashioned with clothespins connected with a ribbon. So easy to launder and I used a ton of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaL View Post
    Are these bibs for when you are feeding the baby or the toddler is feeding him/herself? Or for the child to wear when they are teething to keep their clothing dry from drooling? I found that feeding bibs only need to be as thick as a washcloth as I always put a clean one on for each feeding. The one to protect from drooling needed to have a plastic or rubberized backing as they would sometimes get completely soaked! I would use flannel backed oilcloth tablecloth material for the back of teething bibs with a really absorbent fabric on the front. My all time favorite feeding bibs were small guest towels fashioned with clothespins connected with a ribbon. So easy to launder and I used a ton of them.
    One of the babies is 9 mo and one was born Jan 2, 2012 and the other is expected in March. I guess I need to decide which type of bib I want to make. I don't have any children of my own so I didn't realize that bibs were used for different purposes! I guess I could put cotton on the front and some terry cloth on the backs?
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    The easiest and best bib ever is made out of a washcloth. I made six last night in less than an hour. Take a washcloth and cut out a key shaped neck hole at the top (no more than 2" X 2 1/2" deep). Take a piece of binding (about 30") to use as ties and to encase the cut out neck hole. Stitch the binding to the neck part and then fold it over to encase the seam and stitch continuously from one end of tie part, around the neck to the other tie part. Should take no longer than ten minutes. Feed the baby and then wet the washcloth bib and wash up your baby and toss the now wet bib/washcloth in the laundry. These are more useful and better than any of the other bibs I've ever made, bought or used.
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    I use the smaller size hand towels for bibs. I cute a hole in the one end and apply ribbing to the hole to fit over the baby's head. Then I appliques pics cut from character fabric to the other end. This longer towel covers the entire child while he is eating. My grandson pics out his own bib when he eats at my house. Sometimes it's Cars or dinosaurs or Woody and Buzz. I then use this to clean up him and the table when he is finished. Even spaghetti is contained with this bib.lol
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    I used to make bibs all the time and sometimes I put a soft flannel on the back and sometimes just cotton. I think that whatever you decide to do will be great. We often have to just use our imaginations to stretch our creativity.
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    would you be able to post some pictures and a quick totorial on how you make these
    Thank you

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    I really like this pattern for baby bibs and I see no reason why you couldn't make them for a larger child using a kitchen towel instead of a wash cloth.

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    Hi Lalaland,

    Thanks for the link - I need to make some bibs for a present and this looks great.

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