- Babyville Boutique™ Bib Pattern (From Book Baby Essentials Made Easy)
- Babyville Boutique PUL (Two coordinating colors)
- Babyville Boutique Fold Over Elastic
- Babyville Boutique Snaps (or you may use EZ Adjust Tape)
- Babyville Boutique Snap Pliers
- Transparent Tape
- Tracing Paper or Template Plastic
- Mark B Gone™ Pen
- Fine Tip Marker for Tracing
- Dritz® Fabric Glue Stick
- Optional: Appliques or Tags
Step 2 (Optional): If you want to jazz up your bib a bit and use 2 (or more) different fabrics, find a good spot to divide the pattern, then to add a 1/4” seam allowance to each piece on the cut line.
Step 3: Trace your pattern on the fabric. If you have decided to have two coordinating pieces for either side of the bib, make sure you add the ¼” seam allowance to sew the two parts of the bib back together.
For the reverse side of the bib be sure to flip your pattern over! Somehow I managed to forget to do this the first time around, as you can see in the photo I have two matching pieces!
Step 4 (Optional): If you are using more than one fabric on each side, match up the pieces right sides together then sew them together using 1/4” seam allowance. Flip the fabric right side up, press the seam down on the back side of the bib, then topstitch it 1/8” from the seam line.
Step 6: Match bib with wrong sides together. I have found that using a washable glue stick helps to keep the fabrics from shifting while you sew. The glue will wash out. You’ll want to start your FOE binding in a spot that's not too visible, I usually start in the back.
The FOE will fold over the front and back of the bib, enclosing the raw edges of the PUL. Slide your fabrics into the fold of the FOE. Using a 3-step zigzag stitch (be sure to backstitch at the beginning), sew slowly along the FOE, making sure that both fabrics are in the fold of the FOE. You will probably want to stop, lift the presser foot with the needle down every so often to make sure the fabrics are still lined up in the FOE. Stitch slowly and carefully around the curves, realigning the fabric and FOE when necessary.
When you get back to your starting point, overlap the FOE about ½” or so, backstitch and cut off the excess FOE. Then you will want to do a regular zigzag stitch over the raw edges of the FOE.