As you can see, I used Simplicity pattern number 2924, which is actually a collection of baby-themed items. Little Emma here has already received a quilt made by yours truly, so I thought I'd keep it simple with a fun little bib instead. The pattern calls for vinyl, but I opted to skip that, given the fun twist I had planned.
I didn't like the idea of it only being 1-ply (does that term apply to fabric, too?), so I cut out two of the bib shape that I meant to layer back to back.
Have you all encountered this type of marking at the end of a bolt before? I bought this fabric at a big box store at 50% off because it was the end of the bolt. What I didn't anticipate was this:
The marking is on the wrong side of the fabric, which would normally be fine, but...
Confession #2: I am terrible at sewing bias tape. I even have a bias binder foot on my machine, but when curves get tight, I fail miserably. So bib #1 went into the garbage. For this bib, I opted to keep it simple--with right sides together, I sewed a 1/4" seam and left an opening for turning. I topstitched all around in a matching pink thread.
Now for the fun part: Chalkboard fabric! I've used it before, but I can't get enough of it. What makes it even more fun is how easy it is the mark with....you guessed it...chalk.
I drew a word bubble that would fit on the bib and cut it out with regular scissors. I used a plain ol' school glue stick to temporarily adhere the bubble to the bib and satin stitched around the edges. When done, I attached hook and loop tape on the ends.
Here's my first model:
But I think it looks way cuter on her:
This was a super easy make and pretty cute, don't ya think? Got more stuff coming your way, so stay tuned! Until next time, God Bless.