This bandana bib pattern with tutorial is an easy beginner sewing project. It’s an easy how-to with lots of step by step photos and makes a perfect diy baby shower gift if paired together with my diaper clutch pattern. Actually, this must be the easiest bandana bib tutorial you’ve ever seen!
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If you’re looking for more FREE baby sewing patterns, you’ll love these:
- this super popular Baby BIB in 3 Sizes – FREE pattern
- this cute Baby Burp Cloth – FREE Pattern
- the easiest Baby Blanket Pattern
Now let’s talk DIY bandana bibs. These bandana bibs are amazing for soaking up teething baby drool. And it’s the best bandana bib pattern I’ve drafted so far, so it’s about time you get it too 🙂
Bandana Bib Pattern – And Tutorial
First, here’s a quick slideshow just to get you familiar with how easy this bandana bib is to make. Check it out here:
Scroll down to get your free printable PDF bandana bib pattern.
- sewing machine
- sewing thread
- two pieces of fabric (Peek-A-Boo fabric shop has some of my favorite prints!)
- the free bandana bib pattern (scroll towards the bottom of this tutorial or get from my shop – for free!)
Bandana Bib Tutorial – Steps
And now the text instructions:
1) Use the free bandana bib pattern (scroll down to download it) to cut two pieces from your fabrics. They don’t need to be the same. In fact, it’s more fun if they are not:
4) Turn your bandana bib inside-out and press it (the opening too).
5) Install snaps or sew on pieces of Velcro as fastening. Done!!
Want More Free Patterns?
Well, back to the bandana bib pattern, I’ve got two bonus tips for you:
What Fabric To Use For Sewing the Bandana Bib Pattern?
Here are a few bonus tips to help you with your sewing: as an alternative to quilting cotton, you can use thicker (but soft!) fabric as the second layer, maybe flannel or terry cloth. The sewing will not go on so smoothly but the bib will absorb better. You can also opt for a third layer, some kind of interlining. I’ve done several three-layer bibs so far but I did not see a substantial improvement, just the making process took me a bit longer.
The softest version I’ve ever made was from two layers of jersey. Just make sure the jersey is not too thin. If you are looking to buy jersey, you can check out adorable cotton knits I found here at peek-a-boo shop.
Get the FREE BANDANA BIB PATTERN
|Get the pattern for FREE in my shop – HERE|
This size is perfect for 2-yr olds, but you can easily adjust it by simply adding additional snap fasteners or velcro to size-down or size-up the neckline. This way, the bib will fit a baby, a toddler and even older kids. I’ve done it before and it has worked perfectly!
No Time To Make One?
So, if you fell in love with bandana bibs but don’t have any time to make them yourself, I totally understand. Check out Etsy HERE, so many cute handmade bandana bibs!
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How to make a perfect baby welcoming gift set:
Make a diaper clutch from matching fabric and you’ve got a perfect homemade baby welcoming gift set! This diaper clutch is one of my most popular beginner-friendly patterns: