Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Toddler Bibs

Several years ago I won two extending toddler bibs through another blog's giveaway. I have used these bibs for my childcare kids and absolutely love them! They are big enough for toddlers and extend to provide ample coverage.

As Baby Girl nears toddlerhood and pulls off every bib that doesn't fasten with a snap, I've pulled those two bibs out and am using them again. I quickly discovered that I needed some more.

I traced a bib I had for a pattern  and cut big enough around the bib to allow for a seam allowance. The bibs that were given to me were made of flannel and have worn so nicely so I raided my flannel stash to make three more. This would be a great use for thrifted flannel receiving blankets. I would've purchased some for this project but I'm really trying to use what I have on hand instead of buying more.

These sewed up really quickly. I was nervous about the snaps since I've only done snaps once before and I remember that time as being a bit frustrating. But I had really no trouble with applying the snaps this time and it only took a few minutes!

A tutorial for a similar bib is here.