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Adult Bibs From Men's Shirts

Old 02-18-2022, 02:36 PM
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Have any of you made adult bibs out of recycled men's button down shirts? Our ladies group is interested in making some and I've searched on line but so far haven't found a good pattern of how to make these. I would want it to be simple. Thanks!
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Old 02-18-2022, 03:03 PM
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I watched a YouTube video on making a men’s shirt into a apron. I imagine it would be similar but without the ties.
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Old 02-18-2022, 03:09 PM
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No but I made “adult clothing protectors” from a Rob Appell video.
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Old 02-19-2022, 04:41 AM
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I had elderly friends who used to wear bibs when eating, and I always thought it would be easier to do something like a T-shirt. Did you ever notice how a T-shirt with an iron-on picture, the food wipes off easily from the picture part which is something like melted plastic? Why not get a transfer that covers the whole front of the shirt, and you could wipe it off as needed when through eating?
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Maybe something like https://www.hemmein.com/upcycled-grown-up-bibs/ would work. That page leads to https://www.hemmein.com/the-bibs-in-all-sizes-tutorial/ for the pattern.

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Old 03-09-2023, 05:55 AM
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My friends and I made adult clothing protectors, we had a hard time finding old shirts at the thrift stores for a reasonable price. Plus there weren't many dress shirts available. Then we had to cut them up so the front was rounded around the neck. We found them to be on the thin side and figured anything greasy or wet like coffee would go through to their clothes. So we ended up lining them with muslin. Now we just use two layers of flannel, so much easier and nicer.
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Old 03-09-2023, 03:54 PM
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When visiting another community on craft fair day, a lady was selling adult clothing protectors that looked somewhat like a vest. They were classy enough for me to look twice, thinking it was something I might wear before realizing the purpose. It seemed like a simple enough item and since then I have wished many times that I had purchased one so I could replicate it for my mother who now needs something like that. She does use some adult bibs, but with mobility issues in reaching over one's head or behind one's neck, a pattern must be carefully selected. The link you posted, Janey, with the front shoulder fastener looks like it might be mobility-friendly.
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Why are we answering threads that are over a year old, How did they get reposted?
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