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Friday, February 7, 2014

Free Pattern and Tutorial: Baby Dribble Bib Bandana

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Accessories for little boys are limited, and after three boys, I am feeling the need to accessorize. Pair that with the fact that he's constantly dribbling down his chin, and this is a perfectly satisfying quick sew.


You've probably seen bandana dribble bibs before, but I happen to think mine are the cutest (yep, I said it).  These little bandanas cowl at the neck, and have a fun closure that looks like it's tied.  So adorable. No matter which way the bandana shifts, it still looks cute.


Want to make some?  I've got a tutorial and free pattern for you today! Don't want to make your own?  I just listed a second set of baby bandana bibs in my etsy shop, get them while you can.

Materials
1/3 yard exterior fabric (I used a soft cotton flannel from Riley Blake's Sasparilla line)
1/3 yard lining (I used a sweatshirt fleece, but a knit, terry cloth, or flannel would all work)
Coordinating thread
Seam Ripper
Iron
Button Hole presser foot (optional)
Printable Bandana bib pattern

Cut out your pattern pieces, and tape together matching up triangles.

Fold your fabric in half, and align the pattern with the fold to cut out your bandana pieces.  Repeat with lining fabric.


Place your exterior and lining pieces right sides together, and pin in place.  Mark the area to be left open (see pattern) with  a marking pencil, or different colored pins.


Sew around your bandana, starting and stopping your seams according to the pattern markings. The pattern allows for 3/8" seam allowance.  You should be left with an un-sewn area for turning your bandana right side out.

Clip the three corners of your bandana, making sure not to clip through your seam line.  This will reduce the seam allowance bulk, and make for sharper points on the finished bandana.


Reach into the un-sewn portion of the bandana, and pull the material right side out.  Make sure that your points are nice and sharp at the corners.


Press with a hot iron, making sure that the open edges of the bandana are turned inward.


Topstitch around your bandana, 1/4" from the edge. This should secure your un-sewn area.


On one tie end of the bandana, fold the tie in half.  Measure four inches from the tip of the tie and mark.


 Adjust your button holing foot to allow for a 5/8" button.  Attach the button hole foot to your machine, and adjust machine settings. (Read more about sewing button holes)


 Line up your button hole foot with the 4" mark, sew your button hole.


Ah, a thing of beauty.


Use your seam ripper to open up the button hole.



Your finished bandana should look like this.  The tie end opposite the button hole will be pulled through the button hole to secure the bandana.

So cute, right?  If you're button hole is too large, the tie could slip too far, and make the bandana too tight.


 Tie around your favorite little cow poke, and catch those rascally dribbles.  They'll keep your dear ones dry, and make them absolutely irresistible.

Buy your own set of red and grey bandana bibs in my etsy shop.

7 comments:

Charity said...

Those are really cute! Thanks for sharing your pattern. =)

Anne Weaver said...

Awesome little bibs! I've linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/free-pattern-baby-bandana-dribble-bibs/2014/02/08/
--Anne

BJewelryBox said...

I love it!!! Going to make some for my Grandson. He's 5 mo. old and dribbling all the time. :) Thank you for sharing!

BJewelryBox said...

oppss..wanted to say I found your wonderful blog through Craft Gossip.

Wendy said...

great tutorial, thank you!

Bean and Me said...

What a great tutorial. I really like your stitching, as well as the button hole to put to the otherside through :) Thank you for sharing.

colleen said...

You are right...yours are the cutest! I just finished making one and love it! Thank you sew much for the great pattern and tutorial...I can't wait to see everyone ooh and ahh at the baby shower this weekend. It went together so quickly that I plan to give a whole bundle of them. Sew nice of you to share, thank you again!
~ Colleen