Free bib pattern and burp cloth tutorial! Make these baby bibs and burp cloths in no time out of a fat quarter. #diybabygifts #babybibs #bibpattern #burpcloths

Baby Bib Pattern and Burp Cloth Tutorial

I love giving handmade gifts!  With this baby bib pattern and matching burp cloth, you can make a new baby or shower gift in no time!  You can never have too many of either.  These are quick to make and can both be made out of one fat quarter.

Free bib pattern and burp cloth tutorial!  Make these baby bibs and burp cloths in no time out of a fat quarter.  #diybabygifts #babybibs #bibpattern #burpcloths

Materials
(for 1 set)
Baby Bib Pattern
1/4 yard woven cotton (a fat quarter is perfect!)
1/4 yard terry cloth
1″ piece of Velcro
basic sewing supplies

Instructions

1.  I pre-wash all of my fabrics for these.  Print and cut out the baby bib pattern.  I like to print it on card stock.  Fold your fabric and trace the pattern on the fold. Cut.

2. When you unfold the fabric, you can use the rest to make the burp cloth.  You can make it any size.  I usually cut them 10″ x 16″.  Place the fabric on your terry cloth and cut around the edges so that both pieces are the same size.

Free bib pattern and burp cloth tutorial!  Make these baby bibs and burp cloths in no time out of a fat quarter.  #diybabygifts #babybibs #bibpattern #burpcloths

3.  Place the Velcro as shown on the right side of each piece.  If you are using no-sew Velcro, iron it on according to the package directions.

4. If you are using sew-on Velcro, use a piece of Wonder Tape to hold the Velcro in place and sew on.

5. Pin the two pieces, right sides together and sew all around using a 1/4″ seam allowance and leaving a 2″ gap at the bottom.

Free bib pattern and burp cloth tutorial!  Make these baby bibs and burp cloths in no time out of a fat quarter.  #diybabygifts #babybibs #bibpattern #burpcloths

6. Carefully clip wherever there are curves or excess bulk.

7. Turn right side out.  Use a pencil or point turner to help.  Press and sew the gap closed by hand.

Free bib pattern and burp cloth tutorial!  Make these baby bibs and burp cloths in no time out of a fat quarter.  #diybabygifts #babybibs #bibpattern #burpcloths

8.  Top stitch around the whole piece.  Press and you are done!

Free bib pattern and burp cloth tutorial!  Make these baby bibs and burp cloths in no time out of a fat quarter.  #diybabygifts #babybibs #bibpattern #burpcloths

I like to make a few of these at a time.  For this gift, I made a coordinating baby blanket.  Of course, you could get fancy and add ribbon, appliques or rickrack.

Free bib pattern and burp cloth tutorial!  Make these baby bibs and burp cloths in no time out of a fat quarter.  #diybabygifts #babybibs #bibpattern #burpcloths

Thoughts on “Baby Bib Pattern and Burp Cloth Tutorial

  • By Melinda ~ Marshmallow Mudpie - Reply

    These are adorable! :)

    • By Stephanie Theisen - Reply

      Thanks, Melinda!

  • By Allyson - Reply

    Thanks for sharing these at the Pinworthy Projects Link Party! I absolutely love them and have pinned for future use! Thanks!

  • By Marilyn - Reply

    thank you! I will try this today.

    • By Stephanie Theisen - Reply

      Thanks, Marilyn! Have fun!

  • By Sherry Brinkerhoff - Reply

    You could also make the bib reversible by using two coordinating prints, put them wrong sides together with a layer of soft and natural in between and then stitching in a 12″ seam allowance. Finally clip the seam “allowance” every 1/2″ or so to create a “rag” edge. Then there is no turning and hand stitching needed:) If your machine does embroidery, what fun it would be to put the baby’s name or cute applique on it.

    • By Stephanie Theisen - Reply

      Hi, Sherry! Great idea. It would certainly make it a lot faster. Hand sewing is not my thing, so I am always looking for ways to avoid it. This would be very cute. Thanks for sharing.

  • By Sherry Brinkerhoff - Reply

    That would be a half inch seam allowance not a 12″ seam allowance! LOL A little typo there.

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  • By Rob O'Neill - Reply

    Wow! This is the most awesome tutorial ever! These bibs are so colorful and wonderful, I like them all. I supposed that these could be a very perfect gift that I could give my friend’s baby shower. The design seems so cool as well as its style. Well, thanks for this one. Good job!

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