Can you ever have enough dribble bibs? There is a possibility I might have gone a bit overboard on the bibs here but personally the answer to this question is no, you definitely can't have too many of these things. I know from the experience of my own little dribbler these things are a must for pretty much any baby (unless you are lucky and manage to get a dribble free one, but I am not convinced they exist). Master Fox was known to go through at least 3 a day some days so unless you want a constant wash on the more the merrier.
The best thing about these though is that they have all been made out of fabric I already had, so not only are they amazing and super useful but they were also free!
But even better than that, I have included my pattern and the instructions for these bibs in this post. Aren't I good to you :)
See below for my instructions as well as the downloadable pattern.
A note about the pattern: I made this pattern by tracing from a shop bought bib left over from when Master Fox was little. I love this size and shape for a bib, but the ones from the shops come in so many different sizes you might find you prefer a different type. In which case, just fold the bib in half, draw around it and add a small seam allowance, it really is as easy as that.
Click here to download my DIY Fox Dibble Bib pattern
Make sure you print the document at 100% size so that you know your final bibs will fit your little ones.
Materials: main fabric, backing fabric, poppers/snaps
I used a variety of different fabrics for these bibs:
For the main fabric I used quilting cotton and knit/jersey (some cotton, some poly). Cottons are easier to sew but are more rigid. Knit/Jersey are harder to sew with but they are nice and soft on babys skin
For the backing I used either flannel or knit/jersey, you could also use toweling, minky, fleece or cotton.
For the poppers I used Kam snaps but you can also use sew in press studs or no sew studs. You could even use velcro if you preferred.
Bibs made from quilting cotton
- Using the pattern above cut 1 piece main fabric and one piece backing fabric. Make sure to cut the pattern on the fold.
- With wrong sides together pin the front and back pieces together and sew around the edge leaving a 2 inch gap along one edge to turn the bib the right way around.
- Trim the seams as close to the stitching as possible
- Turn the bib so the right sides are now on the outside through the hole you left in the step above
- Make sure that the seam allowance for the gap you left for turning is folded to the inside of the bib, it helps to iron these seams so that they stay flat
- Sew all the way around the outside of the bib making sure you catch the seams over the turning hole
- Attach a snap to the ends of the bib according to your snap instructions.
- Admire your work :)
Bibs made from Knit/Jersey
So you see they really are that easy there is little point in buying any at all.