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Now that warmer weather has arrived, it’s time to pull all those t-shirts out from the back of your closet and put them front and center.  There are probably a few shirts that you’re unsure whether to keep, so …

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Tutorial: Baby bandana dribble bibsTricia at Made By Me & Shared With You shares a free pattern for this baby bandana dribble bib.  They’re made from two layers of fabric.  She suggests a flannel for the top (especially cute when done out of a …

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Free pattern: Baby boy's reversible bib with a neck tie appliqueKatie from Good Golly Ginger shares a free pattern for a baby boy’s bib with an appliqued neck tie.  It’s a quick and easy project, one she says can be done in just 30 minutes.  She made the tie from …

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Tutorial: Quilt-as-you-go patchwork baby bibElizabeth from Simple Simon & Co. shows how she created this patchwork baby bib.  She uses a quilt-as-you-go technique.  The small pieces of fabric make this a good project for using up scraps.  She used a free baby bib pattern from …

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ruffle-trim-bib-tutorialKate from See Kate Sew shares a free pattern for this pretty ruffle trim baby bib.  This would make a sweet gift for a new baby girl!  Or, if you’re making this for a boy, you could omit the ruffles …

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013-001These baby bibs that Heather from Small Fry made are sooo cute!!   (The t-rex on the orange stripe is my fave!)  She made them out of of upcycled t-shirts, so they’re super soft for baby.  She shares a tutorial showing how she made …

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a2Dana from MADE joings the Vintage May blog series (hosted by Craftiness is Optional and Skirt as Top) with a tutorial showing how to make baby bibs out of quilted fabric placemats.  The large size and the quilted layers …

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slobbermonkeyHeather Bailey shares a free pattern for her Slobber Monkey Baby Bib.  Go to her blog for the free pattern and tutorial.

[photo from Heather Bailey]…

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bibs-bias-sewing-simple-nologoWe all know that babies make a mess when they eat, but toddlers and preschoolers are messy eaters, too.  Serger Pepper shows how to make a bib for a toddler or preschooler.  It’s made from an absorbant terry cloth, with …

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Toddler-Laminated-Bib-by-jRoxDesigns-on-Etsy_TitleAmber from JRox Designs posts at Craftaholics Anonymous with a free pattern and tutorial for making a pocket bib.  It’s made from a laminated cotton so it wipes clean easily.  The pattern comes in two sizes - a smaller one for …

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The Simple Bib_thumbJill from Ruffles ‘n Such and Made It On Monday shows how to make her Simple Bib.  Bibs tend to be pretty quick and easy projects anyway, but she further simplifies by serging the layers together and keeping the serged edge.  Go

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2013 - 02 toddler bibs from towelStefi from Just Chic shows how you can upcycle an old bath towel into a pair of pocketed bibs for a toddler.  Brilliant! The larger bibs provide more coverage for a self-feeding baby or toddler.  The pocket at the bottom and …

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4002534020_3440bbf9a5_bMiss Sews-It-All shares a free pattern for making her Bitty Bottle Bibs.  I love the way the bottom is shaped into a point! It’s a design she used for her own kids’ bibs and she now gives them as gifts …

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biasedbibs2Kate from See Kate Sew shares a free pattern and tutorial for making her Biased Bibs.  They’re simple baby bibs that tie at the back and are edged with bias tape.  A set of these would make a great gift for …

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Bibs are one of my go-to presents for new parents.  They’re quick and easy to sew up, and can be made cute out of fun prints or appliques.  Small Dreamfactory shares a free pattern for making a baby bib.  Her pattern uses …

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