Friday, March 25, 2011

Easy Bibs & Burpies!

First off, I want to say a great big THANK YOU for all the sweet comments and words of encouragement I got after my last post! Ya'll are soo sweet!

Sooo, after getting all that bedding knocked out... I'm onto my list of other little projects for Lovebug. I wanted to make some matching bibs & burpies that I've seen all over the blogosphere & Etsy, and after searching endlessly for the perfect bib pattern, I decided to do as the ladies at Prudent Baby suggested, and just trace my favorite bib. Guess what? It worked like a charm and I'm very pleased! Here's what you need...

Quick & Easy Bibs & Burpies!
3-5 fat quarters in corresponding patterns & colors
Matching thread
Snaps (I used the hammer on kind)
1/2 yard of Minky (the super soft stuff)
Your favorite bib to trace

I won the fabric I used from the lovely Lindsay @ Cottage Mama a while back. She's super talented, and makes adorable baby clothes. Check her out!

Step 1: Trace the bib (folded in half) on a piece of paper to make your pattern
Step 2: Pin the pattern to both your fabric & minky (folded in half) and cut out both pieces of the bib.
Step 3: Pin your pieces right sides together and stitch, leaving a 1/4 in seam allowance... Don't forget to leave a 1 1/2 in opening at the bottom for turning out your bib!
Step 4: Turn your bib out (I used a chopstick to help me)
Step 5: Iron your bib nice and flat
Step 6: Top stitch around the edge ( I left a 1/8 in) and close the gap at the bottom as you go.
Step 7: Nail in those snaps (I had the hubby do that for me)

For the Burpies, I used THIS easy tutorial on Prudent Baby. It's basically the same process as the bibs, only easier... just using 18 1/2 by 8 1/2 rectangles of fabric!

I think these would make adorable baby shower gifts! It's a quick and easy project, and it feels so good to make sweet little things for a baby you love!

Have a great weekend!

P.S. I'm linking up to the parties on my side bar!


  1. You are so crafty! I wish I was able to do stuff like that, but I always ruin stuff lol

  2. I saw your link at Tatertots and Jello. I love how these turned out, I think I'm going to have to give the bibs a try!

  3. How fun, they look fabulous! The fabric you chose is darling!


  4. Super cute! I always wanted to do those. Visiting from Tatertots & JEllo

  5. Love them!! So cute and practical:)

  6. Oh my goodness, those are SO cute! You rock, Sis! Always surprising us with more and more talents of yours.

    Lovebug, lovebug.. so excited for her arrival!

  7. You did a beautiful job on those bibs and burps!

  8. So sweet! We are so happy for you guys! Your little Lovebug is one blessed girl!
    -K. Bowman

  9. how lovely! are they for your little sweetie? she'll be the best "dressed" baby ever!