Shortly after I posted pictures of the baby bibs I made for Craft Hope on my Facebook page, I got a message from my friend Natalie. She wanted a few bibs for gifts for her co-workers who are expecting little ones in the next few months. One of my resolutions for this year is to stop procrastinating (and I’ve been doing pretty well) so I got going on those bibs. For two little boys, I made two tie bibs and one bandana bib as Natalie had requested.
My first bib was pretty similar to the tie bib I made for Craft Hope. I used a lighter blue felt for the tie and another part of my brother’s old shirt for the background. The back was navy like the first version.
When I went to make my second tie bib, I realized my stash is short on “boy” fabrics. I’ve seen a lot of sewing for boys lately that uses nontraditional fabrics, but didn’t want to take that risk when sewing for someone I don’t know. I did have a yellow gingham in my stash and paired it with a navy tie to make it definitively boyish.
I bought this polka dot fabric several months ago specifically because I didn’t have
much any boy fabric. Not that this fabric is specifically for boys, because the first project I used it on was a bag for my friend Amanda. I made it more definitively boy by not using it as a purse lining (haha) and putting it with a brown remnant.
The fabric I had left wasn’t wide enough to cut out a 13″ square so I ended up making a smaller bib with 11″ squares. I didn’t have a baby to test it on, but the opening seemed reasonably wide.
And then I sent them off to Natalie. I added a red mug cozy (Roll Tide!) just to make the package more fun for her.
So at some point this summer, a couple of brand new little boys in Alabama might be wearing bibs I made! Nice.