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!
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.
How much fabric do you need to make a baby bandana bib?
1/4 yard of fabric will make a baby drool bib suitable for babies up to 9 months old.
What is the best fabric to make baby drool bibs?
Pick a fabric that is absorbent, like double cotton gauze or flannel. 100% cotton knit fabrics work well, too. Quilters cottons come in a lot of great patterns and designs and can be used as well, but aren’t as absorbent (but look darn cute!).
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