Saturday, May 16, 2009

Baby Bibs

These baby bibs are way cute and are super easy to sew!

This instructions and pattern for this bib came from Chickpea Sewing Studio.

You will need:

  • Fabric: 1/3 yard fun fabric for the front, 1/3 yard coordinating flannel, terry cloth, corduroy, etc for the back.
  • Thread
  • Snap
  • Pattern


  • Prewash fabric.
  • Fold one piece of fabric (wrong sides together) and pin the pattern along the fold. Cut the pattern out. Repeat for the other side of fabric.
  • Pin the front and back, wrong sides together. Sew the front and back together using a double stitch and 1/4 inch seam allowance. Leave a small opening (about 1") for turning.
  • Turn the bib inside out and press with a warm iron.
  • Edgestich around the bib, making sure that the open hem has been tucked in. The edgestich should sew the open end closed.
  • Attach snaps.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Baby Receiving Blanket

Gather the following supplies:
2 (45") pieces of coordinating flannel fabric (one piece for front, one for back)
Matching thread
Salad plate (if rounding corners)
Rotary cutter and mat or scissors
Sewing machine and notions

  1. Pre-wash and iron fabric, trim ends
  2. Pin right sides of fabric together
  3. For rounded corners: use a salad plate as a pattern, and place it in the corner of the fabric. Cut around the outer edge of the salad plate to create a rounded edge.
  4. Using a 1" seam, sew the edges of the flannel together. Leave a small opening (about 4-6").
  5. Turn the blanket right side out through the opening.
  6. Pin the open edge of the blanket closed.
  7. Sew a decorative stitch (I used a zig-zag), around the edge of the blanket using a 3/8" seam. This stitch should sew the open edge of the blanket closed.