DIY Baby bibs sewing tutorial

DIY baby bibs on aliceandlois.comI am excited to share the latest DIY in our Baby Love series. Lately, my go-to baby shower handmade gift has been burp cloths. While spending the weekend with my best friend and her twin baby boys, I was reminded just how important and useful bibs are! So I  decided to add some colorful bibs to the burp cloths for the perfect shower gift!  I wanted to make the bibs comfy for the babies, but also stylish. I use terry cloth fabric as the back side of the bib and 100% soft cotton woven fabric for the front.

Read more for the full DIY Baby bibs sewing tutorial.

baby-bib-DIY-supply-list on aliceandlois.comSupplies: 15 x 11 in of cotton print fabric, 15 x 11 in White Terry Cloth Fabric
, velcro, scissors, sewing machine

*You can use a fat quarter of each fabric.



1.  Download and print the Baby bib pattern. Cut the patterns and tape pages together. Line up pattern on terry cloth fabric fold and pin. You could also use a favorite bib you have on hand, like I did. My photos show me using a baby bib I liked to use as the pattern.

Step 2: Cut the terry cloth fabric around the pattern.

Step 3: Lay the cut terry fabric on the the right side of the printed fabric and pin. Cut the printed fabric. You can also use scrap fabric and sew pieces of fabric together for the front of bib.

Step 4: Sew the two fabrics together leaving a 2 inch opening on the bottom portion of bib.

Step 5: Pull the fabrics through the opening.

Step 6: Tuck the opening inside to match the sides.

Step 7: Iron the bib.

Step 8: Sew a top stitch – you can use a straight or zig-zag stitch.

Step 9: Now add velcro to the ends of the bib. I used what I had on hand – iron on velcro. You can use any kind of closures.

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I would love to see what you create!

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  1. Elvira Durflinger says:

    I love all of your DIY tutorials can’t wait to try them all thanks for sharing

  2. Thank you, for all your cute ideas! I’m going to try the bibs and hat DIY projects soon.

  3. Great pattern – thank you! But I’m going nuts over your main fabric!!! Please let us know where to buy it. THANKS!!!

    1. Glad you like the pattern. The bib on the front of pile is from Jo Anns. A few years ago.

  4. Shirley U. says:

    Cute bibs! I have some extra PUL from making diapers for a friend. What do you think of using that for the front of the bib? (Been a long time since I had babies in the house…lol)

  5. these are so sweet i am not a crafter are they availible to purchase?

  6. I’m new to sewing, but would the terry cloth not unravel even though it is sewn to the other fabric?

    1. Hi there Janet. No, the terry will not unravel as the seam is inside the 2 fabrics. You sew the 3 sides of cotton print and terry cloth together and inside out through an opening in fabric. Then stitch that closed. So the seam is inside of the 3 fabrics sewn together. Does that make sense? Hope it helps.

  7. I am trying to start doing baby bibs, and burb pads, also receiveing blankets for baby showers. And I love your work.

  8. NameNancy Freeman says:

    I enjoy making baby quilts and started making baby bibs and burp rags to go.with them. Did not have no real pattern so thanks for sharing

  9. Magnets are an amazing “fastener”! Just by the small round ones, place them inside the two fabrics, and sew the fabric on the outside of them. (So they don’t fall back down into the main part of the bib… hope that makes sense)

  10. very nice pattern what is the seam allowance that you use


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