Quilted Patchwork Bib Pattern And Tutorial

* I just started a flickr group for any projects made using my tutorials.  Please feel free to stop by and post your finished or WIP! :)

*Bibs made using this pattern may be used for personal use only.  It has come to my attention that my pattern has been stolen and was being used along with my tutorial and pictures for a for profit class at a sewing shop.  Not cool.  If you want the PDF for the pattern, email me.  

1. Supplies

  • Fabric (fat quarters are plenty for this project.  You can use as many or little fabrics as you want!
  • UPDATED 9/2012 pattern.  Click bib1 and bib2 to get the PDF files.  It comes in in 2 pieces.  Be sure to select fill page instead shrink to fit when you print or you may end up with a wee bib 😉 When printed it should measure between approx. 6 1/8th” and 6 1/4th” on the fold and 11 3/4″ from tip to bottom.
  • Batting.  I used Warm And Natural cotton batting.
  • Velcro or snaps.  I prefer velcro, it is safer and makes the bib fit longer as you can adjust as the baby gets bigger.
  • Scissors that can cut through multiple layers of fabric
  • Straight pins
  • Marker or pencil for tracing pattern onto fabric.  I use a Mark B Gone pen.
  • Rotary mat and cutter (optional)
  • Chopstick or other tool to smooth curves once bib is turned.

2.  Cut out your fabrics.  I typically cut the top and bottom pieces around 7″x13″ and the middle piece 3.5″x13″ .  That is not a strict rule though!  This is where you can get creative.  You can have as many strips in whatever width you want.  Often times I will feature a cute fussy cut of fabric right smack dab in the middle of the middle row.  You decide! See the bottom of this post for more ideas on piecing!

*If you wanted to make some for meal time, most craft stores sell this fabulous stuff called iron on vinyl!  Iron it onto your pieces before you piece them together!  You won’t need batting for meal bibs.

3.  Sew strips together.  Use a seam allowance of 1/4″

4.  Press seams to either side.

5.  Iron in half, right sides together.

6.  Place pattern right next to fold in fabric.  Using your transfer pen, trace around the pattern.  Make the middle section LOWER than the neck opening.  It becomes too bulky with the seam if you make it any higher, 1/2″-1″ away is a good amount. DO NOT CUT OUT!!

7.  Flip pattern over, match up edges of pattern with lines you have traced and continue tracing bib.

8.  Cut your backing and batting the same-ish size as your top.

9.  Lay your batting down first.  Then lay the WRONG side of your backing fabric facing down towards the batting with the RIGHT side facing up.

10.  Lay your top RIGHT side facing DOWN and WRONG side facing up on top of the backing fabric.  The RIGHT sides of the top and backing fabric should be facing each other.

11.  Pic in several place on the inside of the drawn line.  Make sure your fabric is smooth, flat and wrinkle free.  Also, make sure the pins go through all layers.

12.  Begin sewing right on the line.  Leave a 4-6 space along the side where it is straightest so you can turn the bib right side out.  Make sure and back tack your stitches at beginning and end or else when you turn it will pull apart and turn into a mess!

13.  Using your scissors, cut 1/4″ outside of seam all the way around EXCEPT where you left the open space.  DON’T trim there, you want all that fabric so you aren’t left with any raw edges when you are done.

14.  Cut notches around all the curves.  This is a pain in the you-know-what.  Keep going strong! 😀  Pinking shears also work great if you have them!  Don’t get too close to the seam or you can either clip the stitches, go beyond the stitches or later have fraying that goes beyond the stitches.  All of the above are very, very bad.

15.  Flip that sucker right side out!  Use  your chopstick or turning tool to smooth all the curves out to make it lay nice and flat.  Iron the flap to the opening under.  I trim the BATTING ONLY flush with the outer edge of the bib.  Leaving it just creates unnecessary bulk.  Pin the opening shut.

16.  Starting within the middle section sew or quilt a straight line across.  Any allowance really is fine, it is personal preference.  Continue with each section moving outward.

17.  After the sections have been quilted, sew around the perimeter of the bib catching the opening.  Make your allowance small, around 1/8th” to be sure to catch both of those flaps.

18.  Attach velcro.  One side will go on the top of the bib and the other will go on the back.  Be sure to check your placement before sewing to ensure that they match up when bib is connected.

19.  Mission complete!  You just made a wicked cute bib!  Pat yourself on the back, and make another! 😀

* I would LOVE to see any bibs made from this tutorial!

Here are some examples of a more patchwork style with more quilting.  The possibilities are endless 🙂  Be sure to check out the flickr group to see even more examples!

Made by me

Made by me

By leslieandsara

Made by me

216 Responses to “Quilted Patchwork Bib Pattern And Tutorial”

  1. 1 Diane April 8, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Thank You so much! this is a great big. I can’t wait to make a couple of these for my new grand baby coming. BUT, for some reason, I’m not able to get the PDF! I’m wondering if it’s my computer or what? I’ll check back later.

  2. 6 Krista April 9, 2010 at 12:25 am

    Such a great tutorial! Couple of questions while I wait for my husband to fix our printer–

    I think our sons are probably about the same size (Cooper is a BIG 3.5 months old). Does this size of bib work for older ages? I’ve loved the pattern from Chickpea Sewing Studio but Coop’s almost outgrowing it.

    Also, do you think using pinking shears around the edges instead of notching it out would work? I only ask because I’m oh so lazy.

  3. 7 eliza April 9, 2010 at 8:53 am

    that bib is way too cute to be spit up all over! you should just hang it on your wall to look at! you are too talented.

  4. 8 bookwormbethie April 10, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    quickie question since i’m a “quilting” noob. if i don’t plan on adding an extra band of fabric like you did, do I still need to “quilt” lines through the top fabric, batting, and bottom fabric to help the batting stay put, or will it be sufficient to just sew around the perimeter of the bib after turning it right side out?

    • 9 sewshesews April 10, 2010 at 10:19 pm

      So, are you just doing one piece on top and one on bottom then? no patchwork on the top? If so, then going around the perimeter is sufficient. It does help it stay put the more lines you sew the more stabilized it will be. Hope that answers your question! Let me know if you have any more 🙂

      • 10 bookwormbethie April 11, 2010 at 7:57 pm

        yes i plan to do a one piece top and one piece bottom. no extra patchworky stuff on the top. it does make sense that the batting will be more stabilized if i put in some extra rows of stitching. we’ll see how things go…. thanks for answering my question!

  5. 11 Debra April 11, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Great tutorial! I’ll have to send this on to my little sis who has a little one! Perfect.

  6. 12 allie April 12, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    just finished! but as the wee one is asleep and i need him for a proper photograph you’ll have to wait to see it. thanks yo.

  7. 14 anabel April 17, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    nice bib and detailed tutorial.

  8. 17 the sleepy time gal April 20, 2010 at 12:46 am

    i LOVE the bib and blog!! you’re now going to be be a followed blog! i’m actually bobby shiffler’s wife, brooke and christina’s sister in law. GREAT blog!

  9. 18 Christina April 20, 2010 at 12:51 am

    You probably know this already, but I just wanted to reiterate how much I LOVE this bib!! 🙂

  10. 19 Des May 2, 2010 at 1:07 am

    I adore this bib. Could I trouble you with a measurement? I’m just curious to see if the pattern printed out correctly. It looks really little to me, but it could be because I’ve been out of the baby business a few years and can’t remember how big a bib should be. 🙂

    Could you tell me the approx. measurement of the line on your pattern where it says “cut on fold”? Or approx. how long the whole bib is from top to bottom.

    Thank you!

    • 20 sewshesews May 2, 2010 at 2:19 am

      Absolutely! The line where the fold is measures between approx. 6 1/8th” and 6 1/4th”. The total length of the pattern from tip to bottom is approx 11 3/4th” Hope that helps! I will post this information to the original post! Please let me know if you have any questions. 🙂

      When you print make sure to print 100% or fill page instead of shrink to fit.

  11. 21 Bethany May 4, 2010 at 2:16 am

    Your tutorial is so helpful! I just bought my first sewing machine and am looking forward to making some baby gifts for my first project! I will try to send a picture (if they turn out half as cute as yours!). Thanks again! 🙂

    • 22 sewshesews May 4, 2010 at 2:24 am

      Wonderful! If you do make some will you upload them to the flickr group? Or send them to me? can’t wait to see! 🙂

      • 23 legsonfire May 7, 2010 at 6:42 pm

        Hi there! The bibs turned out so cute – a perfect baby shower gift, even though it was my first project so the seams are not very straight! I would be happy to send you the pictures and you can post them on the Flickr group. How do I send them to you?

  12. 24 Karen June 4, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    I just stumbled onto your pattern and tutorial, and I am so delighted! My husband’s niece is expecting her first child, and I want to make something, and this bib is perfect! I’m having trouble downloading the pattern as well. Could you please e-mail the pdf files to me? Thank you in advance and keep up the great work!!!

  13. 25 Felicity June 5, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Thanks for the awesome tutorial. My bibs turned out so cute. Here’s a link: http://stitchlisidy.blogspot.com/2010/06/bibs-bibs-and-more-bibs.html

    Thanks again!!!

  14. 26 bibs June 13, 2010 at 7:47 am

    What a gorgeous bib, you are very talented. I can understand why you want to keep this design just for personal use it’s absolutely adorable.

  15. 27 Misty June 21, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Wow, this is awesome! I’ve been wanting to try a quilted bib. Thanks so much for sharing!

  16. 28 Claudia August 19, 2010 at 7:47 am

    Not only did I find a wonderful pattern and excellent photos on your blog I also found a new expression. I did not know “to be on the fritz” before and being German I should know. So I looked it up and found out it means “kaputt” (an expression which is pretty well known in the States, I gather). So thanks for adding a new word to my vocabulary! And thanks for a super pattern! Greetings from Germany

  17. 29 meagangracie October 19, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    This is a great design! I may be making one of these tonight for a friend.

  18. 30 lou October 20, 2010 at 11:52 am

    gorgeous! super tutorial and one i’ve been looking for just right now. thank you. good job!!!

  19. 31 Bettie Hammock October 22, 2010 at 12:51 am

    You say for personal use for this pattern. We have a home here where I live that has adopted several children with special neads and also takes care of foster children in the same situation and our Quilting Group would like to make some of the bibs for their use. We visited her home today and she is a remarkable person. She showed us some of the bibs they have and they are very, very worn. Please let me know your thoughts.

  20. 32 Diane Schafer February 1, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    I am unable to print the pattern for the quilted bib tutorial. I downloaded the 4share to my desktop but I am at a loss. Is there anyway to send the file to my email address? I could spend 24/7 looking at all of the material on your site. You are fabulous.

    • 33 Diane Schafer February 2, 2011 at 2:42 am

      Thank you so much for taking the time to send me the pattern for the quilted baby bib to my email address. I printed the pattern and taped it together as instructed. This size is perfect for the 7 mth old grandson but might be small for the 3 yr old Granddaughter. Where would you enlarge this pattern to make it wider and longer? Does the piece that holds the Velcro need to be enlarged also? I know this might sound like I should be able to figure this out but…well, not so much.
      I am having so much fun just reading all the tutorials and the comments that people are sending. I just love the site, Diane

  21. 34 Alyson February 14, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    You are a terrific designer. Can you please send me a copy in my email? I have tried downloading the file and doesn’t work. Thanks for your time.

  22. 35 jennifer February 25, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Thanks for sharing this cute pattern. You are very generous with your time and talent!

  23. 36 Meredith White March 6, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Hi – These bibs are beautiful. I’d love to make some for my soon to be niece but I can’t get the pdf to work. Could you possible email me the pdfs? Thanks.

  24. 37 julie March 8, 2011 at 5:33 am

    I can’t get it to print download either, but I need it for tomorrow (I’m the worst procrastinator) so I’m just going to wing it. I had to comment though because it’s such a great tutorial, the bibs are so cute and it totally motivated me. 🙂

  25. 38 Haley March 29, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    This tutorial looks great. I am having a problem getting the pdf’s to download. Can you email them to me? Thanks you so much!

  26. 39 Susan G. April 3, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Like everyone else I adore the bibs! Unfortunately, like some others I cant get the patterns downloaded -(I hate to ask because before you know it it will be a full time job for you!) BUT could you send me the pattern as well? My daughters would love it for their babies!

  27. 40 Cirque Du Bebe April 8, 2011 at 1:25 am

    Can’t say how much I love this tutorial! This is the nicest shape bib around and all the photos are so clear.

  28. 41 kylie crettenden May 10, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Just love ALL the bibs – the best ones I’ve looked at on the net!!! Well done, get tutorial…. I can’t wait till tomorrow morning to come so I can start sewing with these ideas!!!!

  29. 42 Michele May 19, 2011 at 8:35 am


    Just wanted to let you know that I used your tutorial to make some bibs of my own. Thanks for the great instructions. Here is a link to the bib post in case you want to check it out: Bibs, Baby!. Thanks so much!

    Have a lovely day,


  30. 43 Jenna May 21, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Such a great patten, thank you so much! I was looking for a cool baby bib pattern for my neice and presto, your pattern floated through the cosmic web! You are AM-AZING at what you do!
    All good things,
    Jenna 🙂

  31. 44 Amy Bennett June 10, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Just made my first bib using your template! Didn’t have any velcro so I did a fabric button instead. So cute! Posted some pics on my facebook.


  32. 45 Lindsay July 25, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    I’ve been looking for a cute bib pattern! Thanks so much for sharing! Can’t wait to try it out!

  33. 46 Susan Wilson Karson August 2, 2011 at 12:31 am

    At the risk of sounding like a huge dummy, would I find the setting choices for this tip, “Be sure to select fill page instead shrink to fit when you print…” I can’t find this anywhere within print setup. No problem downloading,though.

    DARLING bib!!! Thanks so much!

  34. 47 Veerle Witdouck August 2, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Absolutely great tutorial. Thanks!

  35. 48 keri August 20, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    For some reason I can’t get the file to upload onto my computer any chance you could e-mail it to me? This bib is the cutest out there! I can’t wait to make some! my e-mail is kdlongmore@hotmail.com

  36. 49 Dinah Sutton August 22, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Such a cute bib pattern…thanks! I do have one question about the size. I printed the pattern and did the fit to page direction. The length of the bib comes out correctly but the width only comes out to 4 1/2 inches which doubled would be a 9 inch bib…is this correct…

  37. 50 Tiffany August 26, 2011 at 12:33 am

    Wow – what a super tutorial! I know I’m VERY late to the party, but do you happen to know the name/designer of the floral fabric at the bottom of the bib in the first ‘made by me’ example? It is stunning.

    • 51 sewshesews August 26, 2011 at 12:49 am

      Thanks! 🙂 I actually bought it at joann fabrics a few years back, it was made exclusively for them.

      • 52 Tiffany August 26, 2011 at 2:01 am

        Oh well! It is almost Liberty-ish… lovely. (BTW, I don’t recall how I came across your blog today – maybe flickr? – but I’m so very glad I did! Really beautiful.)

  38. 53 brittanykenner September 2, 2011 at 6:40 am

    This is THE cutest Idea I have ever seen I can’t get the pdf to work on my computer can you send them to me in an email please? Thanks so much!

  39. 54 Mel Short September 9, 2011 at 3:13 pm


    Thanks so much for the template and tutorial! I love how you’ve done this – I’ve made bibs before, but this one turned out better than the other patterns I’ve used. So I blogged about it. 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  40. 55 robin September 11, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    i LOVE this!! have already purchased some fabulous fat quarters with several up-and-coming babies in mind…but every time I try to download the pattern my computer thinks it’s being attacked! any chance you still have the .pdf for email? i would totally appreciate it!

  41. 56 Jeana September 15, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    First I want to say this is such a GREAT bib tutorial, just what I was looking for.. I will be sewing a few for my friends baby.. she is due next month 🙂

    Just a quick question…
    Would pinking shears work the same as cutting all those notches??

    Thanks for your help!


  42. 58 Stacy Benard September 18, 2011 at 3:26 am

    What a great tutorial. I can’t wait to make a couple of these for my new grand baby. For some reason I am also unable to get the PDF. Would you be willing to email it to me? Thanks!

  43. 59 Paige September 30, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Just stopping by to let you know that I featured your bibs at Pinterest Friday on my blog http://thecrunchymamacita.blogspot.com/2011/09/pinterest-friday_30.html.

    Paige 🙂

  44. 60 Ellie October 1, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    This is the cutest bib I’ve seen lately! And your tutorial is very good. But I’m having trouble getting the pdf’s to download. If it isn’t too much trouble, can you email them to me? Or if you have any tips that you could share – maybe I’m just missing something…
    Thanks alot!

  45. 61 wendy johnson October 5, 2011 at 3:40 am

    I love the shape of your bib–not at all like the old towel and binding type my kids used. But even though I joined the file sharing account I could not figure out how to print it! If it’s not too much trouble could you email it to me? Thanks,

  46. 62 Cindy Weeks October 12, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Thank you for sharing this pattern with us.

  47. 64 Na'Comi October 14, 2011 at 6:05 am

    OH my goodness. I just came across, and I was wondering where you get all your fabrics?
    These are amazing! I love them all.

    • 65 sewshesews October 14, 2011 at 12:21 pm

      Thanks! 🙂 I get them from all over the place! I get them at thrift shops, quilt shops, Joann Fabrics……swapping with others, online…..

  48. 66 Leanne November 1, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    I also love this bib and would like an email with the PDF attached so I can make these for hoiday gifts! Thanks so much.

  49. 67 Sarah from The Hem of His Garment November 10, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    So cute! I used this pattern for a bib a week or so ago. Love it!

  50. 68 IolaJames January 5, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Expecting my first grand child in August, can’t wait to get started on this adorable bib. Thanks for sharing!!!!

  51. 69 Steph January 13, 2012 at 12:44 am

    Adorable! I like the idea of sewing the bib together then cutting it out.

  52. 70 Jiff January 16, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    I JUST got done making a bib from the tutorial and it turned out perfectly! Thank you for such a wonderful, detailed, picture-filled tutorial! I found it on Pinterest and it’s awesome! THANK YOU!

  53. 71 Kim Neppl January 21, 2012 at 10:31 pm


    I also cannot get the pattern to download. Could I please get a PDF? Thanks. Beautiful bibs!

  54. 72 Tricia L January 27, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Love this pattern! It’s been on my to do list forever and now that my baby girl is in daycare, we need more bibs. I downloaded the files successfully but like another commenter, I’m having trouble getting them to print correctly. They print about 4.25 inches across instead of 6.25″ mentioned above. Any tips? Only print options I have are fit to printable area or shrink to printable area. Thanks!

    • 73 sewshesews January 27, 2012 at 10:20 pm

      you are not able to disable those? If not, I am not sure what to have you do. Maybe you could tape the pattern together and kind of enlarge it to the proper size using a copier? Hope you find something that works!

  55. 74 Miki Connell January 28, 2012 at 12:58 am

    Hi — I would love to make your bib for my new grandchild. However, no matte how many times I try, the download will not work for me. Can you possible send me the pdf file?

    Thanks so much,
    Miki Connell

  56. 75 Shannon January 30, 2012 at 4:02 am

    I made some of your bibs today and posted them in my blog. I’m a fairly new at sewing. These were so fun to make. Thanks!!

  57. 77 Lori February 3, 2012 at 12:57 am

    I love your tutorial! My computer will not download, though. Any chance you will email?

    lorigrigsby at gmail.com


  58. 78 Misty February 18, 2012 at 5:17 am

    I just bought that mushroom fabric today & almost bought a red & white polka dot just like that one too to go with it & I am making a bib 🙂 I thought that was just too awesome! 🙂 Thanks for the tutorial! I can’t wait to use it. ❤

  59. 79 Keri February 24, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    I can’t get the PDFs to open. Can you email the link to me?

  60. 80 Joy February 25, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Hello! I love this bib! Is there anyway I can please get it the PDF e-mailed to me? I can’t get it to open and I already bought fabric for it!


  61. 81 Jackie February 28, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    We are expecting twin grandkids in June. Unfortunately, I am also unable to download the pdf file. If possible, could you email me a copy of the directions? Thank you so much!

  62. 82 Caroline March 7, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    I love this tutorial. May I feature it on SewCanShe.com?


  63. 84 Kelly March 15, 2012 at 1:20 am

    I am also unable to download the PDF……I would love to make these this weekend…..could you send me the PDF also???

    Thanks a bunch!

  64. 87 Beth Trax March 27, 2012 at 4:14 am

    Hi there, such a big fan of this tutorial and your work! I feel silly, but also cannot download the pdf. If you have any time could you email it to me? Thank you, thank you:) Beth

  65. 88 Tarnyia April 2, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Great tutorial… very clear instruction and picture… but I am unable to download the pattern 😦

  66. 89 margie williams April 3, 2012 at 3:44 am

    would love to make some bibs for my sister’s baby girl. I’ve been unable to download the pdf file. There might be a virus attaching itself to the file. Can you please email a copy of the pdf. Thanks

  67. 90 Jamie Merkel April 5, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    LOVE this pieced together bib pattern! Could you please email me the pdf? Thanks!


  68. 91 Karen W April 9, 2012 at 7:18 am

    I was on the “A Quilting Life” blog and she showed your bib tutorial. I would love to try it but an unable to open the PDF file. Could you possibly send it to me via email.

  69. 92 Anita April 11, 2012 at 3:39 am

    What a great bib! I also had a problem downloading the pdf file, can you please email it? Thanks so much for taking the time to show all the steps, plus adorable baby picture 🙂

  70. 93 Marie April 11, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Wonderful bib and tutorial, however I’m also having trouble with the PDF files – mind emailing them to me? Your fabric choices are beautiful! Thanks.

  71. 94 Kim Barlowe April 13, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    I absolutely LOVE this bib and am dying to make one! I cannot open the file to print though. Am I doing something wrong or overlooking something?

  72. 95 frugalmtnmama April 16, 2012 at 3:30 am

    I absolutely LOVE this pattern! I developed a pattern today for some bibs, and then stumbled upon this one, while looking for a smaller bib for my drooly little 5mo old. I’m totally staying up tonight and making one. Thanks for allowing me to download the template!!!

  73. 96 Leslie Diane Lewis April 18, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    I love the pattern but cannot get it pdf. Could you please email it to me. I want to make several for expectant cousins.

    • 97 sewshesews April 19, 2012 at 12:42 am

      it’s no longer a pdf, it’s a jpg and the links are working in the post. Try that and then let me know if you have any problems.

      • 98 Brandy April 22, 2012 at 2:07 pm

        I’m new to sewing but I think I can do this. I will be making this for a girl at work who just found out she is pregnant. Can you think of any reason why I couldn’t make this a reversible bib, with one side for a boy and one side for a girl?

      • 99 sewshesews April 23, 2012 at 5:56 pm

        I think that would work well! 🙂

  74. 100 Mary Bell April 24, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    THANKS SO MUCH!! The bibs are sweet and the instructions so clear and easy to follow. I bought a ton of fabric and can’t wait to whip up a bundle for our 1st granddaughter who is expected in September. One question…. is there a reason that the bottom is cut the same amount of fabric as the top section. It seems like it is wasting a few inches? Am I missing something?

    • 101 sewshesews April 26, 2012 at 12:57 am

      I just do it that way to make sure I completely center it and for beginner sewers. You can alter it to waste less fabric which is what I do when I make them regularly.

  75. 102 jamie@owlreally.com May 8, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    I am making these and I LOVE them! Thank you for this great tutorial! (Coincidentally, my name is Jamie Young!) 🙂

  76. 104 Koye Hendrix May 29, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    I just saw this little bib on Quilt Taffy which directed me here. I LOVE your little bib and have been looking for a pattern I really liked to make some for my grandson. I can’t get the PDF file to work. Is it because this is an older post? Could you e-mail me a file? khendrix@dishmail.net
    If you can I would appreciate it so much. Your tutorial is excelent also.

  77. 105 Diane wantaja May 29, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Ive been wanting a pattern like this to make bibs for grandkids. I will also make it bigger for toddlers. The bibs ive made before, i used cotton terry or an older towel for the back, and no batting and used it to wash their face after they eat. Great pattern and LOVE the fabrics.

  78. 108 Tammy Menlove June 6, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Thank you so much for posting this! I found it on Pinterest! I just have to make some for my sweet grandbabies!!! I got the bottom portion to print after a bit of frustration, but the top portion WILL NOT print at it’s original size! Can you please email me the original sizes? I appreciate you so so much for what you do for all of us out here in the blog world! THANK YOU!

  79. 109 Jennifer Reichard June 6, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    O my goodness, I really hate to ask, but I have tried and tried to print out your pattern and i can get it to download, but my printer just prints out a blank page. So many of my friends are having babies and this would just be so perfect of a gift. Could you email it to me at kylehollykatey2@yahoo.com. Thank you so very much!!!!!!

  80. 110 Melissa June 11, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    I can’t get the PDF either could you send me it via email to mel.cary@yahoo.com

  81. 111 jamie@owlreally.com June 14, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    I made them and I loved it!! 🙂 Thank you for the wonderful tutorial!!

    Posted my bibs here: http://owlreally.blogspot.com/2012/06/easy-quilted-patchwork-bibs.html

  82. 112 Dottie Arnn Brown June 21, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Love this pattern! I am unable to download the PDF. Could you email it to me? Thanks much….

  83. 113 Rebecca July 1, 2012 at 3:01 am

    I also am loving this pattern but cannot get the PDF to work, can you email to stellastar78@hotmail.com.
    Thank you!

  84. 114 Chelsea July 5, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    I love this pattern, as well as the burp cloth tutorial, I can’t wait to make both!! Quick question, what type of material do you recommend for the bibs? I make flannel rags quilts and have tons of extra fabric … Just wondering if flannel would be okay for this? If so, I can make matching bibs and burp cloths for my sister who is expecting!! Thanks for the great tutorials!

  85. 115 Kristen July 8, 2012 at 2:02 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this pattern! I just finished making one and I love it! It will make a perfect baby shower gift for one of my friends. I haven’t had a chance to photograph it yet, but when I do, I’ll be sure to add it to the Flickr pool. Thanks again! 🙂

  86. 116 Gail July 16, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    These are just what I’ve looking for. Thank-you for sharing-can’t wait to make for my new grand-daughter!!

    • 117 Ellen Northam August 4, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      Hi, I would like to make some of these! I read through many of the comments and they mention not being able to download the PDF, I’d like to but I don’t even see a link to get it from? Could you please email it to me? Thanks.

  87. 118 Amy July 22, 2012 at 7:41 am

    I have a friend having a baby and wanted to make a personal gift this is perfect! Thank you so much for sharing your pattern…Beautiful Bibs! I printed out two pattern sizes to make one for newborn and one for when the baby gets older. I am new to sewing/quilting and I can’t wait to make them!

  88. 119 Allison July 28, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Could I also get a pdf version. Thanks!! dunebuggy601@gmail.com

  89. 120 Karen July 30, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    I loooove making baby clothes, especially bibs. This one is my favorite shape. Yours are very cute and I’m in the mood to sew for baby again!
    One thing I do is line my bibs with soft terry cloth. It’s absorbent and wipes up the little face afterward, too!

  90. 121 Alison August 17, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    I am unable to print out the template …is there any way you can email it to me? Thanks so much! Alison

  91. 122 Joan August 23, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    I cannot get the pdf either. Please email to me. Thanks

  92. 123 Leanne August 23, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    I cannot get the tutorial to print in the right size. Please email it to me. Thanks.

  93. 127 domi83 August 27, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    bonjour !!! je n’arrive pas à ouvrir le pdf ;-( pourriez vous me l’envoyer à tridan3@wanadoo.fr 😉 merci beaucoup pour ce bavoir qui a une forme très sympathique … je voudrais l’offrir à une toute jeune maman !!!

  94. 128 Tabitha September 13, 2012 at 12:03 am

    mine printed out ands its 11 and 1/4 inches top to bottom. it seems small for a babys neck.

  95. 130 Kelly September 17, 2012 at 2:22 am

    quick question. I have set all the settings possible on my printer and no matter the settings mine printes 4 3/8″ x 11 3/4″ ..you notes say it should be 6 1/4″ wide.. when I “add 2” to the interior the neck opening appears really large. Any suggestions?

  96. 132 Patti October 2, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    These are so nice! Thank you for sharing.

  97. 133 Rachel @ ilovemydisorganizedlife.com October 4, 2012 at 5:19 am

    Just downloaded the pattern. SO excited to make so of these!

  98. 134 Stephanie October 6, 2012 at 6:04 am

    Ian new to sewing and you have made this to where I can understand it clearly. Thanks so much I can’t wait to make this I plan on making a lot seems like most people I know either just had a baby or are expecting I love it ! It means more cool stuff I get to make once again thanks for such a wonderful tutorial

  99. 135 Jeanne Plesman December 12, 2012 at 2:32 am

    Hi “Sew She Sews”, I also am not able to download the .pdf. Could I please ask you to email it to me as well. Thank you very much in advance. Your bibs are awesome, can’t wait to make some!

  100. 136 Lisa December 15, 2012 at 12:24 am

    Making this tonight! Thanks so much for the tutorial.

  101. 137 Dona December 22, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this easy to follow tuturial.

  102. 138 Ashley December 28, 2012 at 9:26 am

    This may be a really stupid question, but I’m new to sewing, so please forgive me! If you use the iron on vinyl, do you iron it onto the right or wrong side of the pieces?

  103. 141 Martha Fournier January 2, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Would love to make this bib….tried every setting on my laptop, and the measurements don’t equal yours. Too small. Can you send me the pdf?
    Sure is cute. Thanks!

  104. 142 Karen Hauser January 2, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    this is the cutest pattern. downloaded fine! Going to whip a couple up to today with scraps from the quilt I made for the soon to be born great nephew! thanks for sharing!

  105. 143 Peg Brown January 6, 2013 at 2:09 am

    I am also wanting to use flannel to make the bibs? Any issues with that?

    • 144 sewshesews January 6, 2013 at 3:34 am

      THere shouldn’t be! Just be aware that you make need to pin more and sew more slowly any time you combine different types of fabrics together. Good luck~!

  106. 145 patti January 15, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Hi, I haven’t made a bib yet but can hardly wait to get started. Wanted to thank you for sharing the pattern and for all the neat instructions. We are expecting our third great grand child any day now. I had better get busy. Thank you again. Patti

  107. 146 Kathy Gross January 17, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    I love the ease of this pattern.. I was wondering if you have a pattern for a 2 different bibs my oldest daughter recieved as a gift (30 years ago)…One was a pullover with ( looked like ) a sweatshirt collar and the other one had a drawstring collar with angel wing sleeves( this one fit her until she was 2years old ) . I had kept them both…but either misplaced or lost them when we moved…

  108. 147 laurie king January 19, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    we live in guatemala and work with many missions teams here–these are so easy to make —we can give one to each baby we see or pregnant mom–little cost as we can buy used jeans at our paca store–the local second hand clothing stores and a large pair of jeans there would only cost us about $1 that would make so many bibs – a good opportunity to use up all my lace and fabric scraps as well-thanks so much for this great gift idea

  109. 148 Deborah Peterson January 20, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Love your pattern could you email this PDF pattern to this address rdms@ mchsi.com thank you thankyou oh so much!

  110. 150 Bridget Mahoney January 23, 2013 at 4:37 am

    I used your tutorial to make bibs for a friend’s baby shower and they came out so cute! It was my first attempt at quilting- I’m feeling pretty proud of myself. I blogged about it here (and added a link to this tutorial): http://boltsbobbinsblunders.wordpress.com/2013/01/21/a-football-blanket-doggy-bibs-sewing-baby-gifts/ Thanks so much for the great tutorial!

  111. 151 Liz January 24, 2013 at 1:14 am

    Hi Jaime! I just have a few questions for you. Maybe the answers are obvious, but I taught myself to sew so I don’t necessarily know all these techniques and tactics.
    I was wanting to know why you ridged the edges before turning the bib right-side-out. Do that help with bulk?
    I was also wondering how you get your stitch to be so smooth in the curve. I usually try to avoid rounded designs because I always mess up the stitching. Please help!
    Thank so much. And I love your blog!

  112. 154 Vicki Johnson January 26, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    I cannot find the PDF for the bib pattern.

  113. 156 Sarah February 4, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Hello! This is beautiful! Can you email me the pdf template please!? Thank you!! 🙂

  114. 158 Ashley Coady February 6, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    I absolutely LOVE this bib tutorial!!! I have since made 10 of these bibs for my messy 2yr old and have the fabric cut out to make 18 more for friends & gifts! They are the PERFECT size and just way to easy! I’ve actually used a nice cotton flannel for both the front and back and skipped the batting (I’m a pretty novice sewer) and they are EXCELLENT! I’ve used Pinking Shears to do the notching around the outside and it worked perfectly! I cannot tell you just how impressed I am with these!!!
    I’ve also stumbled across the idea of, if in a pinch just grab a package of four flannel receiving blankets hack them up and turn them into perfectly co-ordinating bibs!!!
    Oh and found this on Pinterest 🙂 I”ve added links to the pictures so you can see my handiwork!


  115. 159 Sheila armstrong February 27, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Having trouble downloading this bibs PDF file. I just started sewing again after many years for my great-granddaughter! I want to make several of these! Could you please email me the pattern ? Thanks so much

  116. 160 Kylie March 1, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Hi there! I love this and am going to do it for a baby gift. I want to do it with the iron on vinyl, but was wondering, if I do should I just iron it on after tracing the pattern and use it the same as the rest of this tutorial (minus the batting) or is there something different i should do (dont iron it on til after sewing everything, etc)?

    • 161 sewshesews March 3, 2013 at 9:54 pm

      I would read the directions on the package but my guess and suggestion is to iron on all pieces before sewing them together.

  117. 162 Becca Glenn (@SpunkyDIY) March 5, 2013 at 1:43 am

    My kids are 5, 7, & 11 but I feel like having another baby just so I can make some of these cute bibs! Guess I’ll just pressure some of my friends to have kids so I can sew for them! Great Job!

  118. 163 Janet March 7, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Hi and thanks for the tutorial. Do you think a flannel back would be ok for this and if so, would I still need a layer of batting in between? Thanks so much for any feedback.

  119. 165 Back in Stitches March 10, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Love this pattern! I’m making some for my granddaughter and for a fundraiser. I too have questions on the total width. When I look at your completed project on your cutting mat it looks as it measures 9 inches across as my completed bib does but you state that the width of the pattern from the fold is 6 1/4 inches. Thanks for the great inspiration to sew again.

  120. 167 Karen Paolini March 10, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    I just printed your pattern…..thanks for sharing it! I’m going to try and make a bib using the mommies old jeans. Wish me luck!

  121. 168 Mel March 18, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    I just found this post via Pinterest. I made a bib last night and it looks awesome! I just used an old terry towelling cloth nappy for the back (and no batting). I did most of it before bed and was so excited about how good it looked I couldn’t sleep and finished it at 4am!

  122. 169 Lo April 3, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Thanks for this great tutorial and the PDF as well! Love that mushroom fabric on the first bib, adorable!

  123. 170 Margy Mc April 12, 2013 at 12:25 am

    Will someone point me to the pdf download. I just don’t see it on the page. Thanks all

  124. 173 Ann April 16, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    I’ve already cut mine out! Can’t wait to put together!

  125. 174 marchoftheblanketeers April 19, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Reblogged this on marchoftheblanketeers's Blog and commented:
    Amazingly easy and quick baby bib tutorial! Sew cute, easy to follow! Comes with two pdf files!

    • 175 Jules April 24, 2013 at 12:47 am

      I stumbled across this pattern on Pinterest, I plan on making a few for my new grand-daughter. I see now that laminated cotton is available, I might give that a try for the outward facing pieces. I remember when my kids were toddlers, sometimes in a pinch they would get to wear a trash bag at Grandma’s because she was so freaked out they might get something on the floor and make a mess…lol I am so beyond worrying about just trivial stuff. Thanks for being so kind as to share, how generous of you!

  126. 176 Melody May 9, 2013 at 2:52 am

    LUV LUV LUV your bibs. Can not wait to make for my week old grand daughter 🙂
    Thanks for sharing! ❤

  127. 177 Lorri June 5, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    I was so bummed! I couldn’t get the PDF file either. I wanted to make a bib for a friend of mine who just had a baby. I needed something simple and this one looks easy. Thanks!

  128. 178 Lucille June 9, 2013 at 6:00 am

    I am most definitely going to give this a try !! Many thanks for sharing !!!

  129. 179 sophia aguirre June 19, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    1ST time grandma to be, this is great.

  130. 180 poundcake24 June 25, 2013 at 4:15 am

    Great tutorial! I just made my first ever “quilted” thing with this bib. It came out beautifully. The instructions and pics are very helpful. I did make a couple of variations. I installed two snap fixtures rather than Velcro and used a different bib shape (I was unable to download the file). How do I post a pic?

  131. 182 Joyce Di Lapi June 25, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Love the bib but I can’t down load the pattern. Is it still available? My daughter is expecting and would love to make a bunch for her.

    Love your site!

    Thank you.

  132. 184 Hillary June 25, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Thanks for the great tutorial. I love the pictures! I’m a knitter, but my mother was a wonderful seamstress. I have been dabbling in sewing just a bit. And I just wanted to point out a little typo… Here’s what it says “11. Pic in several place on the inside of the drawn line. Make sure your fabric is smooth, flat and wrinkle free. Also, make sure the pins go through all layers.” It makes sense that the first word should be pin and not pic. Other than that the tutorial is a wonderful step by step of how to make the bibs! Thanks again! Can’t wait to have a little one so I can make really cute bibs of my own!

  133. 185 Jenny July 2, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    I am new at sewing and the lingo is confusing. LOL.
    I am going to sound like an idiot BUT. when you said sew around the perimeter of the bib and make sure to catch both flaps, haven’t I already sewn all the pieces (bib) together?
    I should just be sewing where I turned the bib right side out at the opening?

  134. 187 Christine Jacobs July 8, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    A friend sent me your blog URL and I made some bibs for our church fête using your pattern. Please send me your email address so I can send you a photo.

    I just love the simplicity of your pattern that makes this so easy to sew for beginners like me. 🙂 also your step by step pics were awesome too.

    Thank you for sharing. My 5 month old is definately getting one too.

    Kind regards

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