Ultimate FREE Baby Bib Pattern PDF | #1 Baby Bib Tutorial
Today I'm sharing the Ultimate Free Baby Bib Pattern PDF with you!
FREE Baby Bib Pattern | Ultimate Catch-All Bib
The catch-all pocket in front sticks out to catch messes. The unique design will also hold liquids without leaking; bring on the soup, this bib can handle it! Pretty good for a free bib.
When mealtime is over it un-snaps so you can wipe it clean. No more food and junk hiding out in those corner of the bib!
My 2-year-old has put this to the test and this one is toddler approved :) This bib is comfortable to wear, does the job well, and is easy to clean!
Free Baby Bib Pattern PDF Materials | Laminated Cotton for a Bib
Before we get started on the ultimate free bib pattern let's talk about supplies :) For the bib, I used darling laminated cotton from Laminates.
Laminated cotton is much easier to sew with and more comfortable to wear than oilcloth. It also comes in darling prints! Something I absolutely love about the Laminates shop is that you can buy your fabric in fat quarters which is perfect for smaller projects. You need one fat quarter for each side of the bib and you'll have some leftovers for another small project like a snack bag.
I highly recommend using laminated cotton for both sides so it's easy to wipe clean after each use. I normally just un-snap the bib and give the whole thing a quick rinse in the kitchen sink and let it dry in the dish drainer. Easy peasy! Here are a few combinations I'm eyeing for future projects...
Laminates generously provided my fabric for this post but all opinions are my own. I really love this shop!
For this bib you'll also need some snaps. KAM snaps are a great way to go for this project. If you don't have KAM Snaps or the Snap Tool, here's a kit.
Free Baby Bib Pattern | Ultimate Baby Bib Sewing Instructions
Baby Bib Step 1: Download your FREE Baby BIB PATTERN PDF. Pattern is free when you subscribe to our newsletter or join our facebook group (pattern coupon code in New Subscriber E-mail or on first post in Facebook Group).
Baby Bib Step 2. Print the pattern. The pattern has a 1" scale box for you to check that it printed correctly. As-is the bib is a good size for a 1-2 year old. If you'd like a bigger or smaller bib just print the pattern out at more or less than 100% scale.
Baby Bib Step 3: Cut out 2 bib pieces (1 for the front and 1 for the back). With laminated cotton you want to avoid using pins as they leave holes in the fabric so use binder clips, paper clips, etc. instead. With right sides of the fabric together sew all the way around the bib with a 1/4" seam allowance leaving a 3" gap at the bottom. Clip into the seam allowance along the neckline and inward curve above the pocket. This will help it lay flat when you turn it right side out.
Baby Bib Step 4: Turn the bib right side out and smooth it out with your fingers. You might need to use a chopstick to push the tail ends all the way out. If you used regular fabric you can go ahead and press it flat. Tuck in the raw edges along the bottom and topstitch all the way around the bib.
Baby Bib Step 5: Now it's time to add some snaps to the bib. The snap location is marked for you on the pattern piece. The 2 upper snaps should be installed with the cap on the right side of the fabric (the cow print) and the socket on the wrong side. The 2 lower snaps should be installed with the cap on the wrong side of the fabric and the stud on the right side of the fabric. You also need the snap to fasten the bib at the neckline. And that's it!
Here's a quick run-down on how assembling the free bib pattern works...
Fold the bottom edge of the bib upwards. Here we're looking at it from the wrong side of the bib
Then bring each corner in and snap it. See how the bib is angled upwards? This is what keeps it from leaking
And from the right side you have a perfect catch-all pocket. I hope you enjoyed the Free Baby Bib Pattern PDF. Make sure to come join us at the Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop Facebook Group.