For those that don’t already know, I’m going to be a (first time) auntie VERY SOON! My little sister, Samantha, is having baby boy (taking name votes, between Wyatt and Owen)! We held a lovely baby shower for her this past week using lots of simple, DIY crafts & projects. While browsing on Etsy, I found lots of adorable handmade bib and burp cloth sets, which I feel in love with instantly, however, I just couldn’t stop from thinking…”hey, I can make that myself”! So, I did just that! All you need is a little fabric, and a sewing machine to create your own bib and burp cloth set!
DIY Baby Bib & Burp Cloth
one yard of fabric [I used a funky whale pattern by Michelle Miller]
I used two types of fabrics on the burp cloth to make it more absorbent and easy to clean. First, I cut an 18″ x 10″ section out of a light blue towel, with indents on the sides for ease of laying it over the shoulder. Next, I cut out a piece of my whale fabric in the same size and shape.
Next, I turned the “good” side of both fabrics in toward each other and used my sewing machine to sew around the outside edges. I left a small (approx.3″) section open to allow me to flip the burp cloth right-side-out.
Once the burp cloth was flipped right-side-out, I folded in and stitched up the open area. Lastly, I sewed around the entire burp cloth again, about 1/2″ in from the outside, just for a bit of esthetic appeal…
Moving along to the DIY baby bib!
First, I folded my towel in half and cut out a half circle shape, about 10″ in length. Then I cut out another small half circle out of the folded area, about 4″ in length…
Next, I used the same sewing method as the burp cloth to stitch up the bib. I turned the “good” side of the fabric in toward each other and stitched around the outside edge, leaving about 3″ to turn it right-side out.
Next, I stitched up the open edge of the bib and added more stitching approx. 1/2″ in around the outside of the bib.
Last, I added small fabric ribbon ties to the neck on the bib, for tying around baby =) Basically, I cut two lengths of fabric ribbon approx. 7″ in length, then folded them under and stitched them to the ends of the bib! Couldn’t be simpler!
Here’s a look at the back “towel” side of the bib!
This handmade bib & burp cloth set makes such a unique and thoughtful gift too =)