Towel to Baby Bib Up-Cycle Tutorial
A great up-cycle for baby is to take your well laundered towels and turn them into Baby bibs.
Materials for Pattern:
a baby bib
paper – I use large drawing pad paper or used wrapping paper (recycle). You can also tape together sheets of paper.
lay bib out flat on sheet. I do not pin down because it warps the paper and pattern.
Cut out pattern.
Materials for Bib:
Layout pattern and pin
Cut out bib
All you need to do now is attach Velcro on opposite sides and you are done. I choose embroidery and button holes. I also choose not to trim the edges, but you can add bias binding, ribbon, even lace would be beautiful.
Optional – You can use sticky Velcro and hand tack stitch or Hot Glue it into place and use an Iron on Design patch instead of embroidering a design. A fun idea is to put your child’s hand print on the center of the bib with fabric paint and write their age in puff paint. When the child grows out of the bib you have a keepsake.
If you have an embroidery machine or like to hand embroider, these are the steps I follow and stabilizers I used.
Hoop and Embroider designs on bib front. The terry cloth I used was thin and easily hooped. If you use a thicker terry cloth you may want to use a sticky stabilizer instead of hooping the towel.
Crankenstein, All you Need is Love and Cupcakes and I love You Deerly.
I embroidered button holes using sticky stabilizer because you can not hoop the small part of the bib.
Here are the completed bibs.
The embroidery designs purchased from Urban Threads and www.urbanthreads.com
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