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JennLeeMat
« on: August 01, 2009 04:45:18 PM »

Hello Everyone!!  I bought some plain white baby bibs that I planning on embroidering.  I don't like that the edging is white also and I was hoping I could change it.  Does anyone have any ideas on how to cover or replace the edging on the bib?   Huh

Thank you!!!   Grin
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2009 03:04:44 PM »

I'm thinking bias tape/quilt binding or possibly dying the fabric...only you'd have to figure out how to keep the dye from spreading to the rest of the bib.  Oh, if you aren't familiar with bias tape, it's a long strip of fabric folded in half, then the sides are folded in to the crease.  You would slip it around the edge of the bib, and sew it down.  Just a thought.
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JennLeeMat
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2009 08:54:19 PM »

I am very very new to sewing/crafting!!  I've heard people mention bias tape, but I have no idea what it is.  After I saw your post I tried to see if WalMart had any, but since there are now only two craft aisles at the one near me they didn't have any!!  From what I saw online though it looks fairly thin... kind of like what's already on the bib and I'm concerned that if it overlaps too much with the original one I won't be able to sew through it...   Huh

I thought about trying to dye the edges, but I'm extremely messy and I just see that turning out very bad!!   Roll Eyes

Do you think that ribbon would work or would it be to big for the bib or too hard to put on?
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2009 05:56:36 AM »

Ok...I personally would use bias tape...which is easy to work with and find.  It is at Walmart, but only at stores that carry fabric.  It would also be at Joann's, Hancock, or Hobby Lobby...Michaels maybe??  Or, you could make your own in your choice of fabric. 

The problem I see with using ribbon is that...well, now...Ok, if it's wide enough it could work.  The bias tape will be seen on both the front and the back.  It will make it look more finished and like it was there to begin with.  The ribbon could look the same if it's wide enough to wrap around both front and back of the bib.  As for being too thick, with a denim needle, your machine should have no trouble getting through it all, ribbon or bias tape. 

Let me know if you have any more questions.  I've learned an awful lot on this website, so just keep browsing it and you'll pick up a ton of tips on sewing!! 

Julie
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JennLeeMat
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2009 09:49:03 PM »

Great!!!  Thank you so much for your help!!  I don't have a creative bone in my body, so I'm hoping this website will help!! 

P.S.  Your baby is super cute!!   Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2009 12:28:47 PM »

 Cheesy The baby turns two in a week, and the next is due in a couple weeks!  Hence the new diaper I just finished last night!  Let me know how the bibs work out.  Oh, I think I forgot to mention that if you use a denim needle, you should have no problem getting through all the material with a sewing machine.  Sorry if I'm repeating myself.
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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2009 07:54:09 AM »

The bias tape will definately give you a better finish than the ribbon, as it is designed to stretch a little to go around curves.

Have you thought about maybe just adding a decorative trim? like a coloured ric-rac (?)
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JennLeeMat
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2009 10:24:49 PM »

I'm not sure what a ric rac is, but if it's easier I'm all for it!!! Smiley
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kwiltykate
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2009 08:39:10 AM »

ric rac is a kind of wavy ribbon available in heaps of colours... im in australia, thats what it is called here Smiley

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would be easier and less bulky than putting a binding over the top and would give a bit of colour!

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JennLeeMat
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2009 08:39:33 PM »

Oh Ok.. I've seen that before, but never knew the name.. so you would sew that on too?  Or does it have that iron on adhesive backing?
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