Friday, June 12, 2015
Easy Baby/Toddler Bib
Do any of you moms out there have the same problem I do when it comes to getting your child to keep a bib on? For Pete's Sake! I just don't think it should be that difficult. I put one on my toddler and he instantly has it off and looks at me, with strawberries dripping down his once upon a time clean shirt like "What mom? What's wrong with looking like you never bathe me or wash my clothes?" It drives me crazy!
Not to mention, that I have an 8 month old who still manages to get his food everywhere while I'm feeding him. Seriously, how does that happen? I swear I put the spoon in his mouth every time. How does it get in his hair, eyebrows, down his shirt, and in his eye? I guess it could be when I am trying to get the older one to put the strawberry in his mouth instead of across the room.
So, I came up with a solution that works for all of us. Well, for the most part.
This bib is super easy and super cheap. That's the best part. I do love the cute bibs that are out there but who wants to spend a billion dollars on bibs that don't cover enough of the kids' chest? Not me! I would rather spend that money on something else.
P.S. I wish my good camera was working because these pictures are driving me nuts!
I really didn't think anything about this bib was really great until I started packing them around with me everywhere for the boys to wear when we were out to dinner and I got lots of questions as to where people could find them. A lot are surprised when I said I just make them. They think there is much more to them than there really is. That is the best part!
So, the supplies you will need are:
1 kitchen towel
1 package of Extra Wide Double Fold Bias Tape that coordinates with your towel
First, take the towel and fold it in half lengthwise. Then measure 5 inches in from the outside corner and cut a half circle like shown below.
Then measure 36 inches of your bias tape, fold it in half and stick a pin in the middle.
Unfold the towel and insert it into the fold of the bias tape making sure to line up the centers. Continue pinning the bias tape around the "neck" of the bib.
If you want, you can pin all the way down the bias tape or if you are lazy like me, just hold it together while you sew it.
Final step is to fold the ends of your bias tape inward like shown and then fold back in half and sew from one end of the bias tape to the other.
Hooray! You are done! Super easy huh? The best part is my toddler keeps it on because he still can't reach around to untie it in the back and it covers him almost completely from head to toe.
For my 8 month old, I follow all the same steps except for the first step would be to cut the towel in half like this first:
Then, there are a couple ways to go. I use my serger to serge across the cut edge of the towels but you could also fold it down 1/4" and then 1/4" again and sew across.
Then continue with the steps above.