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« on: November 08, 2007 09:36:45 PM »

I had several pieces of cool fabric that I couldn't use for large projects, so I made some bibs. I used dollar dish towels from Target for the inner side-very soft and absorbent.


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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2007 02:57:35 AM »

These are really great!  I love all the fun patterns.

Not having kids (and never being around them much) -- do velcro closures work well on this sort of thing?  I'm imagining a baby ripping it off and throwing it down defiantly while glaring at me (you may begin to understand why I don't have kids!)

Anyway, great job, and a very cool idea.
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2007 10:43:41 AM »

I'm imagining a baby ripping it off and throwing it down defiantly while glaring at me
You just described my son with bibs, hats, shoes...

Anyway, super cute bibs! I really need to make some for my guy now that he's eating -everything-
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2007 11:12:08 AM »

I tried them out on my friend's 10 month old baby-he is very aggressive about being as naked as possible Grin and he kept it on. I used fairly strong velcro. They'd make great shower gifts-most bibs in stores are a little too cutesy poo for my taste. Super simple to make since I was too lazy to even use bias tape on the edges Roll Eyes
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2007 05:28:21 PM »

Frida, Elvis, Angels and Dragons? Definitely cool!

And I think its good to sort of limit the amount of effort (ie bias tape) put into things that will be smeared with mushy food and/or drooled on--especially when they look so nice already.

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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2007 08:38:48 AM »

I love the Frida Kahlo ones!!! Shocked
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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2007 05:21:39 PM »

I can see why you couldn't let the fabrics go to waste, they are very nice!

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Not having kids (and never being around them much) -- do velcro closures work well on this sort of thing?  I'm imagining a baby ripping it off and throwing it down defiantly while glaring at me (you may begin to understand why I don't have kids!)

My kid had both velcro and snaps and we prefered the velcro because she could get it off herself when she was done eating, rather than waiting for me to come unsnap her all the time.  But, of course, that is when she's a bit older.  As a younger baby, she couldn't care less what I put around her neck (hats and socks, well, they're a different story).
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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2007 06:22:37 PM »

Frida, Elvis, Angels and Dragons? Definitely cool!

And I think its good to sort of limit the amount of effort (ie bias tape) put into things that will be smeared with mushy food and/or drooled on--especially when they look so nice already.



I kind of felt guilty about how simple they were-but I think it also gives baby less to unravel when they end up sucking on the edges.
Next time I will sew the velcro to the toweling first before I sew the cotton front on-that way the stitches don't show all the way through
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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2007 07:06:26 AM »

They are really cute!  I was inspired by yours and made some for my baby as well as for a prize in one of my on-line mommy groups.  I used dollar store dish towels for the back too  Grin.  OK, I did use bias tape, but I simply cut out the shapes in the cotton and the towel and used the bias tape to bind everything together. They look fabulous.  Thanks for the great idea.  Guess what all the babies are getting for xmas this year  Wink.
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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2007 07:45:14 AM »

These are super -- and it feels so good to use great fabric! So resourceful and so cool. Very now and very always
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