"Spectacular" Baby Bib

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Embroidered Baby Bib Tutorial

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Whip up this little piece of retro baby spill protection in no time at all! This bib will be too cute to reserve just for meal times!

*You will need an embroidery machine for the middle panel of this bib. If you don't have an embroidery machine, you can hand embroider a design or skip the embroidery option altogether.)*


*Favorite Embroidery Pattern

(The retro glasses embroidery pattern seen in our example is a Riley Blake Designs exclusive design. To purchase, visit your local or online retailers.)

*White cotton fabric and stabilizer for embroidery design.

*Fat Quarter of Geekly Glasses fabric or any fabric you choose.

*Fat Quarter of Flannel for bib backing.

*Binding - 65"

*Velcro - 1" Piece

*Bib Pattern

Step #1: Cut Your Fabric Strips

After embroidering your design, you will need to cut it into a strip measuring approximately 4.5" x 12".

Measure 1" past the bottom of the word "spectacle" and cut.

Next, measure 1" above the top of the capital "I" and cut.

Cut a 10" strip and a 5" strip of fabric. As you can see in the image, the 10" strip will be your top portion of the bib, and the 5" strip will be the bottom of the bib.

Step #2: Sew the Strips Together & Cut Your Pattern

Sew the three strips together as shown and press the seams flat.

Print 4 copies of the bib pattern. You will cut out 2 of the bib body, and 2 of the neck piece. Tape the pieces together as shown.

Step #3: Cut out Your Bib & Bias Tape

Pin your front and back together. Position your pattern over the front until it is exactly where you want it. In this case, we wanted the glasses front and center, so we positioned the pattern accordingly.

Pin in place on the fabric and cut.

Cut or purchase bias trim. We cut 2.5" wide bias tape, folded in half and ironed. Note: Because of the curves in the bub, the bias trim MUST be on the true bias.

*Click Here for a helpful binding tutorial.

Step #4: Finishing

Pin binding to front of bib and stitch with a 1/4" seam allowance. Fold over and top stitch.

Attach velcro to each side of neck as shown.

Finished bib measures approximately 11.5" x 15"

Category: Accessories


  1. I have a pattern like this one but never thought about adding a embroidery saying or picture in the middle. Thanks for the great tutorial.
    by sandra
    January 10th, 2014 at 9:32 p.m.

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