Best Pattern for Making a Baby Bandana Bib

Baby Bandana Finished

Best Pattern for Making a Baby Bandana Bib

Bandana bibs for babies are popular, and some fit better than others. I took two favorites to design this baby bandana bib pattern that combines the popular bandana style with a bib chin cut out. Traditional bandana styles bunch up under the baby’s chin.

This bib is perfect for the dribbles and drools, protecting the baby’s clothing. I like to use an absorbent fabric, like French terry, on the back to help absorb all of those baby drools. This bandana baby bib is now my go-to pattern to make for all of the babies in my life!

Baby Bandana Finished
Baby Bandana adding snaps

How to Make a Baby Bandana Bib

Make your own baby bandana bibs! Pick your own fabrics to customize bibs for your baby. This is a simple sewing project, perfect for beginners. Use either velcro or snaps as closures for your custom baby bandana bib!

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  • 1/4 yard fabric, I like to use one light weight and a French terry or other heavier fabric on the other side.
  • 2 snaps or velcro


  • Sewing machine
  • Iron
  • Snap tool, if using snaps. I like the KamSnap tool


  1. Print the downloadable pattern.
  2. Place the pattern on the fold of the fabric and cut out. You will need to cut out two bibs for each bandana. Baby bandana 3 sets cut outY
  3. Place the right sides together and sew all around the edge with a 1/4" seam allowance.Baby Bandana sewing around the edge
  4. Leave about 2" gap to turn the bib right side out. I like to leave this gap in the middle of a straight edge -- makes it easier for both turning and then topstitching the gap closed. Baby Bandana sewn with an opening to turn right side out
  5. Turn right side out. Baby Bandana turned right side out
  6. Press flat, making sure to tuck in the seam allowances in the gap.
  7. Topstitch, closing the gap and finishing the edge of the bib.Baby Bandana topstitching
  8. Add snaps or velcro to the bib tabs. Baby Bandana adding snaps

Here is a version made for Halloween. I made it in orange fabric and then cut triangles out for eyes and nose for the jack-o-lantern.

Pumpkin baby bandana bib

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