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Free Baby Bib Sewing Pattern for Drooly Babies

Free Baby Bib Sewing Pattern for drooly babies. Make this DIY drool-proof baby bib lined with waterproof fabric to help keep baby's clothes and skin dry while teething for less chapping. #sewing #freesewingpattern #sewingpattern #babybib #diybabygift

Here’s an easy and free baby bib sewing pattern with a few clever twists for drooly babies who are teething.

First, it’s lined with waterproof PUL fabric, the same stuff that you can use to make DIY baby diapers. I put orange PUL fabric on the back to reduce teething wetness on his clothes and skin. Liam is cutting his front teeth and the drool is exponential! I was going through regular terrycloth bibs at a fierce rate, like 3 or 4 a day, before I made this water-resistant bib.

Second: the front is absorbent terry cloth so it quickly soaks up the drool. I mean, I really like pretty cotton bibs but they just don’t soak up teething wetness. My new terrycloth lined baby bib has cut way down on his wet shirts and greatly reduced skin chapping on his neck and chin. Hip hip hooray for waterproof baby bibs!

Happy baby wearing a DIY free baby bib sewing pattern that's lined and made with terry cloth to prevent wet cloths and chapped skin from drooly teething babies

And for the front of the bib, I recycled a gray towel (yep, the same towel from my popular free curved baby burp cloth pattern). My old gray towel is soft and absorbent and kind of stylish if I do say so myself. It stays on well while Liam plays and tries to walk.

Curious baby wearing a DIY free baby bib sewing pattern that's lined and made with terry cloth to prevent wet cloths and chapped skin from drooly teething babies Happy baby wearing a DIY free baby bib sewing pattern that's lined and made with terry cloth to prevent wet cloths and chapped skin from drooly teething babies

My drool-resistant baby bib free sewing pattern even looks cute when Liam is Llama Llama Mad At Mamma

Angry baby wearing a DIY free baby bib sewing pattern

Grab an old towel (or a bit of terrycloth fabric) and some waterproof PUL fabric, add a bit of VELCRO® Brand Sew-On fastener and bias tape and whip waterproof baby bibs of these up for your little teether.


Supplies for making my free baby bib sewing pattern for drooly babies (with images and links from affiliates):

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How to sew a waterproof baby bib for drooly babies – Free Baby Bib Sewing Pattern:

Place a baby bib on top of an old towel, or print my free baby bib pattern. Pin the bib (or pattern) or use pattern weights to hold it down.

Free baby bib sewing pattern


Carefully cut around the bib like so. Unpin the bib/pattern and place on top of waterproof PUL fabric. I used orange.

DIY free baby bib sewing pattern - it's lined with water-resistant fabric to keep baby's clothes and skin dry to catch drool and prevent chapping when baby is teething


Now you have an absorbent baby bib front (the towel) and a waterproof back (the rip-stop nylon)

DIY free baby bib sewing pattern - it's lined with water-resistant fabric to keep baby's clothes and skin dry to catch drool and prevent chapping when baby is teething

Lay them on top of one another. Place a piece of VELCRO® Brand Sew-On tape in white, 2″ wide on the front right side so that the fastener covers the curve. Sew the fastener close to the edge through both bib layers.

DIY free baby bib sewing pattern - how to sew lining and VELCRO Brand fasteners onto a baby bib


The back will look like this. Don’t worry too much if you missed a little stitching like I did because your trusty bias tape is going to cover it all up.

DIY free baby bib sewing pattern - how to sew lining and VELCRO Brand fasteners onto a baby bib


Open up the bias tape and place along the edge, lining up raw edges. Sew the bias tape through both bib layers by sewing in the bias tape fold that’s closest to the raw edge.

I have a great video that shows you the best way to sew bias tape so be sure to check it out.

DIY free baby bib sewing pattern - how to sew bias tape around a baby bib

Fold the unsewn edge of the bias tape over to the back and pin or hold with barrettes.

DIY free baby bib sewing pattern - how to sew bias tape around a baby bib

Sew close to the edge through the bib layers, making sure to catch the bias tape on the other side. Now, I sometimes find that I run off and miss the bias tape on the back which is super frustrating. I’ve learned to really make sure that the bias tape is pulled taught and stop a lot when I sew this step.

DIY free baby bib sewing pattern - how to sew bias tape around a baby bib

And it looks pretty good if I do say so myself.

DIY free baby bib sewing pattern - how to sew bias tape around a baby bib

Sew all the way around, backstitch, and you’ve got a lined bib for your little teether.

DIY free baby bib sewing pattern - how to sew bias tape around VELCRO Brand fasteners

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Be sure to pin this Free Baby Bib Sewing Pattern for drooly babies for later:

Free Baby Bib Sewing Pattern for drooly babies. Make this DIY drool-proof baby bib lined with waterproof fabric to help keep baby's clothes and skin dry while teething for less chapping. #sewing #freesewingpattern #sewingpattern #babybib #diybabygift

 

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Sharon

Thursday 22nd of February 2018

I agree that terrycloth is far more absorbent than cotton. I have also been using pul for the backing. It keeps shirts and cuts down on laundry! The two changes I make are layering the right sides together then turning the bib right side and top stitching. I don't have time for the binding. I also bought a snap tool since my little guy can undo the velcro.

Kathy

Friday 23rd of February 2018

Hi Sharon, I like that idea a lot. Do you have any tips on topstitching terrycloth? Also, I'm fascinated by the idea of the snap tool. I'm going to look into that. Thanks for sharing your experience!

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