2016 has been the year of babies (amongst other things, but let’s not go into that…).
All my friends are having them. 5 so far, with 4 more due in December or early Jan!
As baby gifts, I’ve been making bibs – experienced mothers tell me you can never have to many of them, and they are fun to make.
Useful AND fun is about as good as it gets for baby stuff – plus, quick to make, and great for using up fabrics scraps.
So for the last three months, a corner of the sewing room has had a stack of fabric scraps and cut-out bibs, and whenever I need a quick sewing fix I make one up, and accumulate a pile of finished ones. Every few weeks there is another baby shower, or time comes due to send a package off, and my pile of done ones dwindles.
This is 1/4 of the bibs I’ve made so far:
I’ve made reversible ones:
And ones lined in moisture-proof fabric:
Ones with appliqué:
And patchwork ones:
I’ve used fabrics from Made on Marion, Fabric-a-Brac, op-shops, The Fabric Store, and The Fabric Warehouse! Plus lots, and lots, and lots of bias binding.
Felicity, has, of course, helped, participating in quality control, and glaring at me when I got too distracted with the camera instead of the sewing machine:
It hasn’t been quite as exciting and making something big and elaborate and historical, but it’s been nice and relaxing!
Would anyone be interested in a template and a tutorial?