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Topic: Super-simple baby bibs (from hand towels) :) PIC HEAVY  (Read 6160 times)
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« on: September 14, 2006 06:47:34 PM »

After seeing everyone else's BEAUTIFUL baby bibs, I've decided to post my decidedly less creative ones... but they're great for my 19-month old!   Wink  I used hand towels from Kmart and was able to get two single-layer bibs out of each one with plenty leftover for appliques (which I don't necessarily recommend, especially if it's your first attempt appliqueing *anything*) plus bias tape (one package also made two bibs).  I used Touchtape (like Velcro) for the closures:

Here's a closeup of the two really good ones, with the "E" made out of bias tape scraps and the star out of a hand towel scrap:

And the bib that made me think I was super-cool until my husband pointed out that the ghosts are PURPLE when Pac-man's eating them (they were originally on some bedsheet scraps and I couldn't find any purple ones) and also that the positioning is too high:

One I made for my cousin's son's first birthday:

And my favorite model showing just how BIG the bibs are... because he's a messy eater:

What do you think?
Thanks for looking!   Grin

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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2006 06:48:48 PM »

those are sooo cute!
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2006 06:06:48 AM »

Those are super cute!  I need to get on the ball and start some baby stuffs before mine gets here (in due january Smiley)  For some reason I find Pac-man's inpending doom absolutely hilarious, much better than if the ghost were purple Grin
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2006 06:11:33 AM »

ahh i love them! especially the pac-man one. i have a few pac man sheets ( & a 5month old) ..i should make a few bibs  Grin

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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2006 10:32:02 AM »

Those are great!  They'll wash up so well, too.  I like terry bibs for every day eating!

I should invest in a few for myself.  I always seem to have a stain on my shirt just in the wrong place...

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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2006 10:50:50 AM »

These are really cute. I love the contrasting colors. Thanks for a great idea!  Grin
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2006 07:36:19 AM »

Thanks all! 
And to fairgreenlady:  Your post had me laughing out loud- it took me a minute to realize that you meant bibs for YOU vs. bibs for your wee one(s)!!   Roll Eyes 
Please post pics if anyone makes some, because I'm not that color-coordinated and am running out of combinations myself... I'd love to steal YOUR ideas...  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2006 09:15:07 AM »

So cute Grin I am inspired. I have a super drooler (she is teehting... Grin) and I never have enough bibs, Not to mention how sick of seeing my only daughter wearing her big brothers boy bibs Wink
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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2006 08:49:28 AM »

those bibs are so cute! and so is your model!

^_^ and as far as pacman goes, even if it is the wrong color, it's awesome

« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2006 12:08:01 PM »

What a great idea! I assume you just cut out the basic shape and apply bias tape around the edges? Don't sell yourself short, your bibs are first rate!

I'm a knitter, not much of a seamstress, and couldn't find any other discussions via search. If I "eyeball" a couple of terry bibs at the store I can rough out my own pattern, I think.

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