Hi Sizzix friends! Nicole from Modern Handcraft here today with one of the quickest projects perfect for the littlest ones - Cuddle Baby Bibs!
The new Sizzix Bigz Plus Die - Baby Bib 8" x 11 5/8" is sized to work with the new Sizzix Big Shot Plus or Sizzix Pro Machine. It's perfect for those of you that frequently make bibs for your children, grandchildren and friends babies. Or, if you are like me and make them for craft fairs - this shortcut saves so much time!
Adding a backing of cuddle fabric makes a reversible bib that feels soft against your baby's skin.
First you will need to cut your cotton fabric for the bib front down to size to fit your machine. I like to use one of the acrylic cutting pads as a ruler to get just the right size so I don't waste any fabric.
You now have a nice clean cut around all of those curves!
For your cuddle fabric, to keep the fuzzies from getting stuck in your die, I like to place a plain sheet of paper covering the area that will cut. Then layer your cuddle fabric on top, with the right side facing the opposite direction of your bib front. For this project I had my cotton fabric facing upright, and this Shannon Cuddle fabric will face down.
You now have most of the work completed! Again, make sure to cut your front and back fabrics different directions so when we sew together on the next step it will fit together correctly.
Lay your cuddle fabric facing right side up, and your cotton fabric facing right side down on top. Pin around perimeter of the bib.
Stitch around the perimeter of the bib leaving a 3" opening on one of the flat sides. This is where we will turn the bib right side out.
Turn right side out, lightly press the bib to smooth out and turn in opening, securing it closed with a couple of straight pins.
Add a top stitch around the entire bib 1/4" from the edge to secure the bib and also to close up the opening on the side.
Add a fun snap or Velcro now on the ends of your bib to secure it in place while in use.
For a better fit, add two top snaps on the top part of bib to offer a size adjustment for the baby's neck.
I love using Kam snaps, which are a plastic snap in case the child pulls off the bib and chews on the ends. It's a bit safer than metal snaps. These are also used in cloth diapers and are easily found online and come in many colors.
Wasn't that fun and quick?! I have so many new babies in my life so I am a bib making machine right now, and am so thankful for the shortcut!
Thanks for stopping by today friends and I hope you enjoyed today's project!
Metal Snaps, Kam Plastic Snaps or Velcro for bib closure
Cotton fabric 9" x 13" for bib front - Dear Stella, Mount Snow Snowman in Blue
Cuddle fabric 9" x 13" for bib back - Shannon fabrics, Mini Stripe Cuddle / Scarlet, Snow
Sewing Machine and Notions ( straight pins, iron, coordinating thread )