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Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

This longer baby bib sewing pattern is for all the messy toddlers out there and their moms (AKA me) who are tired of doing their laundry. All of Elise’s baby bibs were much too short …not only were they not keeping food off of her clothes but they also were looking too babyish for my growing girl.

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

Starting with one of Elise’s old baby bibs, I followed the advice of my all-time favorite Runway contests, Daniel V. and used the “rub-off technique” which sounds kind of dirty but is actually when you pretty much like a pattern but want to make a few adjustments. You start with what you like and make changes.

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

So I taped some paper together and traced around my favorite baby bib, changing the length and curving the sides. (And let’s please ignore the spaghetti stains on the front of said bib. Oye.)

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

And I wanted a much deeper pocket too that would better catch food bits and after tinkering landed on this baby bib pattern:

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

It was crazy easy to sew with a bit of bias tape and the extra oil canvas fabric from Elise’s Play Doh and coloring mat.

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

I love my super extra deep pocket. I never understood those flat pockets on bibs that let everything fall in a poor kid’s lap.

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

Bring on the snacks!

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

WANNA MAKE IT? Free sewing pattern, tutorial and supply list for making my extra long baby bib for toddler-sized spills –>

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills
Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills


Supplies for making an extra-long baby bib for toddler-sized spills:

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How to make an extra-long baby bib for toddler-sized spills:

Print and cut out my free long bib pattern.

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

Trace on the wrong side of your oil canvas using a disappearing fabric pen.

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

And cut out the pocket too.Cut it out using good fabric scissors.

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

And cut out the pocket too.

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

Open up your bias tape along the top and secure with barrettes or pins.

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

Sew in the fold.

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

And cut when you get to the end.

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

Flip the bias tape over and secure with pins or barrettes.

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

Sew close to the edge, making sure to catch the bias tape underneath.

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

It’ll look like this.

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

Now you’re going to place the pocket on top of the bib. Fold the bib in half and mark the center with a disappearing fabric pen.

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

Mark the center of the pocket with a disappearing fabric pen.

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

Line up the centers and pin. Notice that because I’m using oil canvas, I pinned really close to the edge so that when I remove the pin, the pin hole will be hidden under the bias tape.

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

The pocket is pretty deep so pin around the curves.

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

It’ll look like this.

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

Start your bias tape up close to the neck: Fold over the corner like a triangle and pin. This is also a good time to check out my post how to sew bias tape around corners to make mitered corners.

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

Sew in the fold and stop about 1/4″ to the corner.

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

Fold the bias tape up at a 45 degree angle.

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

Pin. Well, honestly you probably don’t have to pin but I did.

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

OK now start sewing again and all around the bib.

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

Around the curves…

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

…and down the side and when you get to the pocket start removing the pins as you sew down the bias tape.

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

Like so.

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

Keep going until you’re all around the bib. Sew about 1/2″ or 1″ past where you began.

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

And cut.

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

Now fold over the bias tape to the other side and secure with barrettes or pins.

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

Sew close to the edge, making sure to catch the bias tape on the other side.

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

Sew all around the bib.

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

Looking good, yes? Just one more step.

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

Cut about a 3″ piece of VELCRO brand fasteners. I used Soft & Flexible. Put it on the wrong side of the bib.

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

Sew around the edges of the VELCRO to secure.

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

Sew the other piece of VELCRO Soft & Flexible onto the right side of the other flap.

Extra long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

Give to toddler. Hope for less laundry.

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Copyright stuff: You’re more than welcome to use this free project and tutorial for personal use. Contact me for commercial use and etsy sales.

 
 




12 Responses to “Extra-long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills”


  1. Kathy Beymer Says:

    MJo – I’m so glad to hear that you’re making it! I really like the pocket on this one. It catches a lot of table misses. I hope your granddaughter likes it!

  2. MJo Says:

    Ill be making this for my grand daughter!! She will be 2 in a couple weeks and this is the perfect size to catch the spills!! Thank you!

  3. Kathy Beymer Says:

    Sarah, that sounds really pretty! I’d love to see it when you’re done. You could post it at facebook.com/merrimentdesign and I’ll share it with everyone. Have fun!

  4. Sarah Shadowitz Says:

    Thanks so much for putting this online! I am going to use it to make a quilted bib for toddlers. I might even try to do it so that it’s reversible (pink on one side; green on the other, with yellow binding). I’ve cut it out so far, but haven’t decided exactly how to sew it.

    Anyway, thanks!

  5. Kathy Beymer Says:

    Hi Rae, come back and try the new pattern. It is printer-friendly and uses less ink. Hooray!

  6. rae Says:

    why the red background how much ink does it take to print this?

  7. Kathy Beymer Says:

    UPDATE: The pattern is fixed! Hooray! It now includes the missing pocket pattern piece. Thanks to Mona and Roni for letting me know, and happy sewing, all!

  8. Kathy Beymer Says:

    Hi Mona, eek, sorry. I looked into it and can’t find my paper pattern so I will just take one of my sewn bibs apart and trace it for you. I’ll email it to you directly and also re-post here. May take me a day or two. Thanks for letting me know!!

  9. Mona Says:

    Do you have the pocket pattern to go with the bib; to-date it is not printing? Thank you.

  10. Kathy Beymer Says:

    Yes! Sorry, Roni. I’ll do my best to scan it and get it up there today and will email you.

  11. Roni Says:

    do you have the pocket pattern to go with the bib? I didn’t get it when I printed it


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