I am in love with oilcloth right now. I’ve been sewing cosmetic bags out of adorable oilcloths I’ve been finding at the fabric store. I realized that I could use the leftover oilcloth to make a simple baby bib similar to ones I had purchased at Target a while back which are looking rather worse for wear. I like this kind because I can rinse them for re-use, they have the pocket to catch dropped food, and they are easy to throw in the wash.
one baby bib you like the shape of
a piece of oilcloth fabric, maybe 16″ by 16″
a package of half-inch bias tape in a coordinating color
pencil or fabric pen
small square of velcro
Here’s what you do:
1) Take a bib you already have, that you like the shape of. Trace the shape of the bib on the wrong side of your oilcloth with a pencil or fabric pen (A). Also trace a piece in the shape of the pocket, if you’d like to add one (B).
2) Then, cut the two pieces (A and B) out.
4) Next, pin B to A. You may either go ahead and sew around the edge to attach the two before adding the bias tape, or you can wait and sew A, B and bias tape all at the same time. Whatever is comfortable for you.
5)Now, sew the bias tape all along the outer edge of the bib. I like to reinforce the spot where the pocket opens.