Baby Week | 20 Minute Bibs

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Babies go through bibs like nappies… well, almost! First it’s all the spit-up, and then as they start solids it gets even more colourful. They’re very quick to make yourself! All you need is some cute fabric, some flannel, terry towelling or fleece and some snaps or velcro, then pick your pattern:

Chevron baby bib

Clover and Violet have a great baby bib tutorial and pattern for your standard size and shape. I used it to make this bib, although you can see that I’m yet to add a closure as I can’t find my snaps pliers!

Another fun bib shape is the bandana bib tutorial and pattern at Albert and the Lion. These are on my list to make for my sister-in-law along with a Totoro quilt.

If you’re wanting to use laminated cotton for wipeable bibs, especially useful for solids, Ann Kelle has some great tips for working with laminated cotton.

All these options are very customisable – piece two fabrics together for the top, applique an initial, use contrasting thread to top stitch, add some ric rac trim in between the seams to create a fun edging! Get creative!

Alyce (226 Posts)

Living in Japan, Alyce spends her days mothering 2 little monkeys, quilting, blogging at Blossom Heart Quilts, and revelling in the fabrics of Japan!


  1. Bibs are a necessity– its funny as I don’t remember going through so many with my first- but my 2nd– still going through 4 a day, between teething drool and feedings/snacks! Amazing– this just got me in the mind frame to do up some drool bibs that are more summer appropriate for my little guy! Thanks and hope you find your pliers soon 🙂
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  2. They look so lovely =D
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