Patchwork Bib Pattern And Tutorial will give you the easy steps to follow to make a pretty baby bib for the baby at home or to give it as a gift at a Baby Shower.
With the easy steps to follow on this sewing tutorial, all you need is to find two pretty fabrics to make the baby bib.
If you’re new to patchwork, making a baby bib with the classic squares patchwork pattern is the best way to start working on a patchwork project.
After you finish the first patchwork bib, you will see how easy it is to make a small patchwork project and a baby bib, then we are sure you’ll be making more than one!
Patchwork Bib Pattern And Tutorial
Materials And Supplies
- 6 pieces of cotton fabric, color A of 3.5 x 3.5 inches
- 6 pieces of cotton fabric, color B of 3.5 x 3.5 inches
- 1 piece of cotton fabric, color A or B for the back
- 1 piece of Velcro
- Patchwork ruler, rotary cutter and cutting mat
- Scissors (affiliate)
- Pins (affiliate)
- Sewing Machine (affiliate
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Patchwork Bib Pattern And Tutorial – Step by Step
Step 1 – Cut Out All Fabric Pieces For The Patchwork Bib
Prewash and press the fabric before you cut out all the pieces you need for the baby bib.
With the patchwork ruler, the rotary cutter and the cutting mat, cut out all the pieces you need to make the baby bib.
Lay out all the pieces on your work table and pin the pieces in three strips, this step will help you to stitch on the three strips with ease.
Step 2 – Stitch On The Three Patchwork Strips
Patchwork made with squares is the basic method to make patchwork, and it’s always made stitching on strips made with squares of fabric.
Always stitch on with 1/4″ for the seam.
Press the strips.
Step 3 – Stitch On The Strips Of Squares
Lay the first strip of squares on your work table and lay over it the second strip, right side to right side, match the seams, and pin the two strips together, stitch on you’re sewing machine, 1/4″ seam.
Open and press.
Lay the third strip on the thew strips on one edge, right side to right side, match seams and pin both pieces, stitch on you’re sewing machine, 1/4″ seam, open and press.
When you finish this step, take the measure from this finished piece and cut out the piece of fabric for the back. Same size.
Step 4 – Mark The Pattern On The Back
Lay the patchwork piece on your work table, right side down, and lay over it the baby bib pattern, pin it to the patchwork piece and trace the baby bib with the help of a pencil or a marker for fabrics. Remove the pins and the pattern.
Step 5 – How To Make The Patchwork Baby Bib
Lay on your work table both pieces for the baby bib, the piece made with patchwork and the fabric piece for the back.
In case, you want to add a lining to the bib, you can lay it first on your work table under the fabric piece for the back.
Lay the piece made with patchwork over the fabric piece for the back, right side to right side and pin both pieces.
You can see how the traced bib pattern is shown on the back of the patchwork piece, this will be your stitching guide.
Step 6 – Stitch On The Patchwork Baby Bib
Stitch on with straight stitching pattern (3 or 3.5 mm) and multipurpose presser foot. Don’t forget to leave a gap open to turn the baby bib out.
Step 7 – Trim Off The Baby Bib
With the help of a good pair of scissors for fabric, trim off the baby bib, leave a seam of 5/8″ all around. Clip all rounded seams.
Step 8 – Turn Out The Baby Bib
Turn out the baby bib, and gently push out all the seams with your finger tips or with a round point scissors. Press.
You can notice on the image below the gap is still open.
Step 9 – Top Stitching the Baby Bib
Tuck in the seams in the open gap and pin it or baste it, top stitching the baby bib all around and the gap will be closed also as you do the top stitching, remove the pins or the basting.
Step 10 – Stitch On The Velcro
Stitch on the Velcro on the baby bib, you need to stitch on one piece on each side of the bib, don’t forget to reinforce the stitching.
The Patchwork Baby Bib is finished and it looks amazing!
The Patchwork Baby Bib can be used on both sides!
Why To Use Velcro And Not Snaps On A Baby Bib?
To sew on Velcro strip on a baby bib is so easy and you don’t need any more tools, and it’s also safer and as the baby gets bigger you always can adjust the Velcro.
How To Wash A Patchwork Baby Bib?
When you make a patchwork baby bib, you know it’s well-made and it can be washed on a washing machine or a regular cycle with regular laundry soap, it might need some pressing after washing.
In case, you used any delicate or other type of fabric, follow the washing instructions for that type of fabric.
What Patchwork Block Pattern Is Best To Make A Baby Bib?
On the tutorial, I used only squares, but to make a baby bib you can use any patchwork pattern, and all will look amazing!
What Sewing Machine Is Best To Make A Patchwork Baby Bib?
Any sewing machine will be good to make any patchwork baby bib, at home I used a Brother Computerized Sewing Machine.
If you decide to make the baby bib quilted, you might need to use the Walking Foot to get better results, then you will need a sewing machine that has the walking foot, or you need to check if you’re sewing machine brand has a walking foot you can purchase separately.
Patchwork Bib Pattern And Tutorial – Closing Thoughts
When you love to sew, making a patchwork bib will be on top of your list for the baby at home or to give it as a gift on a Baby Shower.
All you need is to get some pretty fabrics from your stash and follow the easy steps to make one or maybe more!
A baby gift is always appreciated and you can be sure they will use it often.
We hope you like this tutorial and we are sure you’ll be making more than one!