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!
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
- Snap tool, if using snaps. I like the KamSnap tool
- Print the downloadable pattern.
- Place the pattern on the fold of the fabric and cut out. You will need to cut out two bibs for each bandana. Y
- Place the right sides together and sew all around the edge with a 1/4" seam allowance.
- 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.
- Turn right side out.
- Press flat, making sure to tuck in the seam allowances in the gap.
- Topstitch, closing the gap and finishing the edge of the bib.
- Add snaps or velcro to the bib tabs.
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.
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