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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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« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2007 10:05:30 AM »

I'm glad others are using the idea. Even if you buy the fabric-you need so little that you can buy the nicer material. These happened to come from fat quarters and I could get 2-3 out of each one and 2 backings from each towel. Drea4545-I'd love to see them with bias tape. Grin
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« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2007 04:13:31 PM »

Here are a couple...
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Thanks again for the fab idea.  It literally cost me about 75 cents a bib to make.  I can get 2 from each dish towel, and used scrap fabric for the front.  I have a huge stash of bias tape too.
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« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2007 04:24:10 PM »

I love yours!! Neat fabric.The bias tape gives a cool look to them,too.
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« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2007 04:04:21 AM »

These are just fantastic.  Okay.. so you got the towels at Target?  Target has dollar towels?  I haven't been to my Target in sooo long.. I guess I need to make a trip on over there...

Where did the bib template/pattern come from? 

Can you tell I need to make some bibs this weekend?  I was going to go to Target anyway to buy cloth diapers to make burp cloths out of as well...

oooh. I hope I didn't come across as too agressive.  I just have so many questions - just tossing them out there!
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« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2007 08:29:33 AM »

I got the towels at the dollar spot at target a while ago, but I know you can usually find soft dishtowels fairly cheaply at most dollar stores.Wal-mart, etc.  I made the pattern from an old bib-I went to the thrift store and bought one for 40 cents. This was definitely a budget project!! That way you can get nice fabric for the fronts.I really like the fabric Drea 4545 used-asian and sporty!!
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« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2007 12:39:50 PM »

Hey-if you liked these, check out vegbee's. We're all bibimaniacs!!! Cheesy Cheesy
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