Baby’s 1st Birthday pictures are a huge deal! And you want baby to look as cute as possible! For girls, this is pretty easy with all the bows, tutus, necklaces, shoes, etc. Boys get Onesies for the most part. Do something different! Make your baby their own 1st Birthday Bib! These are especially cute for smash cake pictures!
Here are some more pictures of my little guy’s photo shoot. He loved the cake!
*On a side note, those of you who have been following the blog for awhile, can you believe it’s been a year? Remember my post announcing His Birth? They change and grow so much in just a year. I’m so proud of my baby!
– Supplies –
A bib to trace
2 Fat Quarters of contrasting Fabric (The 1 can be made with scraps too)
Heat n Bond Lite
Tear Away Stabilizer
Word program to print a “1” or free-hand it
To find and purchase the products, click the links.
Take your bib and trace around it on a piece of paper, keeping the seam in mind.
I used a 3/8″ seam so I traced around my bib with that extra amount.
After I traced mine, it looked kind of funny so I made some corrections to make it look more uniform.
My bibs are about three years old and kind of worn down. 🙂
Cut your pattern out.
Fold your fabric in half with wrong sides together.
Using a marker (you can use a fabric marker if you’d like), trace your pattern.
Then cut out your fabric. You should end up with two pieces, a front and back.
Now go to your computer and find a font you like and size that works best for your bib.
Print out your “1” and cut it out.
Now cut out a piece of Heat n Bond, make sure it is just large enough for the 1.
Iron your Heat n Bond onto the wrong side of your contrasting fabric for the 1.
Take the print out of your 1 and trace it backwards onto the paper of the Heat n Bond.
Then cut it out.
Next take off the paper side of your Heat n Bond, and place your fabric one onto the front side of your bib fabric. Iron it down.
Cut out a little piece of Tear Away Stabilizer, big enough to surround the one.
Iron it on the wrong side of the bib fabric, right behind the one.
Now satin stitch around the one. You can also just zig-zag stitch or do a straight stitch.
The stabilizer helps keep the fabric from puckering, which is so nice!
And when you’re done, gently tear it away from the stitching, both the outside and inside of the stitch.
Cut out your fusible interfacing using your paper pattern as a guide.
Iron it onto the wrong side of the front fabric for the bib (this now has a one on it.)
Pin your fabric pieces for the bib, right sides together.
Sew using a 3/8″ seam (or whatever seam you planned for.)
Make sure to leave an opening to turn the bib right side out and back stitch.
Clip the curved edges, be sure to not clip the thread.
Turn the bib right side out.
Iron flat. Make sure to pull the edges out as much as you can.
You can close the opening with hand sewing, or close it by top stitching around the bib.
Top stitching is what I did. Start at the opening and go all the way around the bib. Stay close to the edge.
Cut out two small pieces of Velcro.
Place the two pieces of Velcro where they are supposed to go.
Test it and make sure they are going on the right sides for fastening.
Sew the Velcro to the bib.
And you’re all finished!!
You can make some cute diaper covers to match as well.
I didn’t have time to make a tutorial, but you can find one here.
I would go up a size when you use the pattern in the link.
Oh look at that mess! I love those chocolate covered rolls.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and can make some cute bibs for Baby’s 1st Birthday!
~ Shirley ~