My baby-girl of 6 months started teething 2 months ago. This comes together with drooling. Lots of drooling! After a week of changing her clothes 3 times a day I thought it was about time for a bandana bib. In this tutorial we will make a very absorbing one!
The pattern: Click here!
Fabric: Cotton or jersey will do, I chose jersey because it is so soft.
An old towel
Velcro: You can buy some sew on velcro HERE
Yarn: This will be visible!
Let’s get started
- Prewash and iron your fabric. Read here why!
- Cut 2 pieces of fabric and the towel according to the pattern
- Stack the pieces as shown in the picture and clip them together. The 2 pieces of fabric on top of each other, right sides together, and the piece of towel on top of them or at the bottom of your stack.
- Sew around but leave an opening of about 5 cm (2 inches) not sewn. Usually you don’t use a plain straight stitch when you sew tricot, but because the towel will prevent the fabric from stretching, a straight stitch is no problem.
- Cut the corners so they will look nicer when we turn the bandana bib inside out.
- Turn the bib inside out and turn the fabric of the opening inwards (as shown on the picture)
- Sew all around the bib 0.5 cm from the edge. This way the opening is closed and it gives a nice look.
- Now we will add a closure. I used velcro, but you can use snap fasteners as well. The velcro I bought was supposed to stick on the fabric but after a couple of uses I had to sew it anyway. So you can just buy sew on velcro as well and sew it on its place from the beginning!
- Drooling will no longer cause wet clothes!