If you are good with your hands, have a small baby and 30 minutes to spare, this post is for you. Enjoy. 🙂
My 10 weeks daughter been drooling like a Komodo Dragon lately, I just can’t keep up with the number of bibs she uses in a day. Let her stay wet around her neck for a few minutes and you’ll have a nasty rash to deal with. No one wants that? So, what is a mom to do? She can go out and buy hundreds of bibs, but if she is as crafty and innovative like I am, she will recycle her old tees or dresses into the cutest bandana bibs.
Here’s how I went about it…
What you need:
- A recycled fabric. It needs to be absorbent. The more vibrant the colors, the better.
- Needle and thread
- A number of buttons
- Basic stitching skills.
- A few minutes
- Cut your fabric into 10″-12″ squares. It does not have to be perfect.
- Fold one square diagonally with the wrong side of the fabric facing out
- Make back or running stitches leaving a small section at one corner as shown below. Back stitches are stronger, but tiny running stitches will also do
- Using the hole at the corner with no stitches, turn the fabric inside out. Now the right side will be facing out
- Close the hole at the corner with a hemming stitch
- Fold the ends as shown below, making a button hole on one end and sewing on a button on the other.
This project had me so excited I made 10 of these. I’m glad I got to reuse what was once a dress. It’s kept me busy and happy, the baby is happy and the environment is definitely happy. Everyone wins.:-) 🙂
Until we see each other again,