Baby bibs are a go-to sewing project for baby shower gifts! They’re quick to sew and you can always find a cute fabric to make them from. And it doesn’t matter how many bibs a baby has, they can always use another! Sew Simple Home has a free sewing pattern you can use to make an easy baby bib. The instructions are easy to follow so even a beginner sewist can make an adorable baby bib. Go to Sew Simple Home for the tutorial and free pattern.
Quilting cotton is an easy choice for making baby bibs, but you can also use flannel, minky, or terry cloth if you want a softer or more absorbent bib. And for a bib with a wipe-clean surface, use a laminated fabric or a PUL fabric. A bit of hook and loop tape will make an easy closure for this baby bib.
If you’re looking for more things to sew for a baby shower gift, here are some other good ideas:
Burp Cloth – This baby burp cloth by Mary Martha Mama has a nice contour shape that helps it fit nicely around your neck. Quilting cotton or flannel works nicely for the front, while a terry cloth backing gives absorbency. Go to Mary Martha Mama for a free sewing pattern for a contoured burp cloth.
Baby Blanket – Just like bibs, a new parent can always use another baby blanket! Adventures of a DIY Mom shows how you can sew a baby blanket with a self-binding border. A self-binding border is a quick way to bind the edges that creates a clean finish.
Baby Hat –While baby hats have a practical purpose in keeping baby’s head warm, they also just look so cute! Sweet Red Poppy has a free pattern to sew the cutest double knot baby hat. It’s made from a knit fabric so it will stretchy easily to fit snug around baby’s head. Get the free pattern from Sweet Red Poppy.
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