Let me show you a simple (and free!) DIY solution you can easily use to transform a regular bib into a much more useful one: a crumb-catcher pocket bib, by simply adding a pocket to any regular bib – all by yourself. It will just take minutes – and it actually catches crumbs, because it stays open. How? Take a look!
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Crumb Catcher Bib Pocket
If you have kids, you probably have tons of regular bibs at home. Tha’s good. But did you know you can quickly make them even MORE USEFUL – by adding simple pockets to them? Bibs with fold-up pockets are wonderful, as they easily catch whatever would otherwise land under the table. Less clean-up work!
After two years of a heavy duty job, our toddler’s favorite bib with a fold-up pocket gave in. So I came up with this simple DIY solution. (Have I mentioned that I just love simple, zero-cost DIYs?). It may come in handy to other mums, so I’m really happy to share how I did it.
- a regular cotton bib (possibly with waterproof interfacing)
- a piece of oilcloth or some other water resistant material
- scissors, sewing thread, and a sewing machine (or a needle will do, too)
I used one of the Lässig brand bibs which have both sides in cotton and a waterproof layer in between.
HOW-TO add a crumb catcher pocket to a regular bib:
If you want even a sturdier crumb-catching pocket, you may add bias tape to the top (straight-line) part of the D-shaped oilcloth piece – before you sew the bib and the oilcloth together. I did not, but will certainly use this option next time.
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