Little babies are adorable, but they are a lot of work. My two girls never spit up a ton, but they spit up just enough that I’d have to change their outfit every time they spit up. I quickly decided it was too much work, and I needed to fin a way to make my life easier. I made some simple drool bibs that I could switch out whenever they got wet. I went for an extra feminine one and used floral swiss dot fabric with a little bow detail on the side. And I’ve included a free, simple pattern that you can print out and make your own!

FREE PATTERN: Bow-Inspired Baby Drool Bib

*For safety do not let baby sleep with a bib. Do not leave baby alone while wearing a bib.*

Supplies

Bow-Inspired Bib Pattern 
Fabric, at least 1/3 yd (floral swiss dot)
Velcro
Sewing Supplies

Instructions

1. If doing the bow bib, cut out two opposite pieces. Also, cut one strip 2.5″ x 7″ for the tab.
If doing the triangle bib, cut two pieces using only the “left” line.

FREE PATTERN: Bow-Inspired Baby Drool Bib

For the Bow Bib:
2. With right sides together sew at 1/4″ around the outside of the bib leaving a 3″ hole for turning. With rights sides together sew at 1/4″ on the long side of the tab.
3. Trim corners.
4. Turn right sides out. Sew 1/8″ from the edge all the way around and close the hole.
5. Turn the tab right sides out. Sew 1/8″ from the edge on both long sides of the tab.
6. Press both pieces.

FREE PATTERN: Bow-Inspired Baby Drool Bib

7. With right sides together sew the short ends of the tab together. Turn right side out.
8. Change your stitch length to 5 and sew across the widest part of the bow side.
9. Pull the bobbin thread to gather the fabric. (Learn how to gather.)
10. Slip the tab onto the bib and center it over the gathered part of the bib.
11. Sew a rectangle around all four edges of the tab to anchor the gathering and keep it from moving around.

FREE PATTERN: Bow-Inspired Baby Drool Bib
11. Sew Velcro to each end of the bib.
FREE PATTERN: Bow-Inspired Baby Drool Bib
FREE PATTERN: Bow-Inspired Baby Drool Bib

 

For the triangle bib:
2. With right sides together sew at 1/4″ around the outside of the bib leaving a 3″ hole for turning.
3. Trim corners.
4. Turn right sides out. Sew 1/8″ from the edge all the way around and close the hole.
5. Press.
FREE PATTERN: Bow-Inspired Baby Drool Bib
6. Sew Velcro to each end of the bib.
FREE PATTERN: Bow-Inspired Baby Drool Bib

If you make something using this tutorial, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!

FREE PATTERN: Bow-Inspired Baby Drool Bib

 

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Author: Heather Handmade

I'm a seamstress and mother. I sew, blog, thrift, upcycle, design fabric, and teach sewing classes. I'm also a self-proclaimed fabric fondler.

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