DIY: How to Make a Bandana Bib in 20 Minutes

I posted this DIY for the first time last year when my baby was 2 months. She is now 15 months and has outgrown bibs, but I know that this craft lesson can come in handy for a new mom.

If you are good with your hands, have a small baby and 30 minutes to spare, this post is for you. Enjoy. :-)


My 10 weeks daughter been drooling like a Komodo Dragon lately, I just can't keep up with the number of bibs she uses in a day. Let her stay wet around her neck for a few minutes and you'll have a nasty rash to deal with. No one wants that? So, what is a mom to do? She can go out and buy hundreds of bibs, but if she is as crafty and innovative like I am, she will recycle her old tees or dresses into the cutest bandana bibs.

Here's how I went about it...

What you need:

  1. A recycled fabric. It needs to be absorbent. The more vibrant the colors, the better.
  2. Needle and thread
  3. A number of buttons
  4. Basic stitching skills. 
  5. Scissors
  6. A few minutes

Instructions:


  1. Cut your fabric into 10"-12" squares.  It does not have to be perfect.
  2. Fold one square diagonally with the wrong side of the fabric facing out
  3. Make back or running stitches leaving a small section at one corner as shown below. Back stitches are stronger, but tiny running stitches will also do
  4. Using the hole at the corner with no stitches, turn the fabric inside out. Now the right side will be facing out
  5. Close the hole at the corner with a hemming stitch
  6. Fold the ends as shown below, making a button hole on one end and sewing on a button on the other.
  7. Done
This project had me so excited I made 10 of these. I'm glad I got to reuse what was once a dress. It's kept me busy and happy, the baby is happy and the environment is definitely happy. Everyone wins.:-) :-)

Until we see each other again, 


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