The beetle, ladybug and bee bibs are very easy to make. Each bib measures 8” wide (that doesn’t include the ribbon legs on the sides). The length is 9 1/2” from the top of the bib to the bottom (the length of the bib is 7” under the neck). The bibs can be made for girls or boys. They are great for babies and toddlers. The bibs will wash and wear well. I love making these bibs because the ribbon ties are sewn in during assembly so there aren't any closures to hand sew on after the bibs have been finished. The ribbon ties are very functional.
MATERIALS NEEDED TO MAKE ONE BIB ANY STYLE:
-Fabric rectangles are a guideline –They don’t need to be precise amounts.
-Light to medium weight cotton print fabric – 6” x 9” rectangle for top of bug body, 6” x 9” rectangle for bottom of bug body, 9” x 11” coordinating print for back of bib, 1 1/2” x 3” rectangle for cheek circles (fabric colors will depend upon bug you are making - black & pink/red dot for ladybug body - purple for ladybug cheeks, two coordinating yellows for bee body - pink for bee cheeks, rainbow stripe & green for beetle body - orange for beetle cheeks)
-Fusible fleece – 9” x 11” rectangle
-Iron-on fusible web – 1 1/2” x 3” rectangle for cheek circles
-Sewing thread – white & color that coordinates with fabrics
-Embroidery floss – Fuchsia/hot pink, white & black
-1/2” Satin ribbon – two 13” pieces of a coordinating color for neck ties
-3/8” Grosgrain ribbon – six 3” pieces of black for legs
-Buttons with two holes – two 7/16” black buttons & two 3/4” to 7/8” white buttons (black buttons are sewn on top of white buttons to make eyes)
-Medium rick rack – three 9” pieces of black for stripes on bee
*Note: These are downloadable instructions for making bibs. Since it is a download, you will receive this by email and it will also be located in the "My Library" section of your user account immediately after purchase.
*Note: These are downloadable instructions and pattern for making an item. Since it is a download, a window will open to download and when you are signed into your user account at the time of purchase, it will also be located in the "My Library" section of your user account immediately after purchase.
Castle, Susan - April 4th, 2013
D. Gaede - January 14th, 2013
Cute pattern. I modified it a bit to make a frog for my nephew as a Christmas present, my sister-in-law is obsessed with frogs. I found some great buttons for frog eyes. It worked out well, except I wish I would have read through the entire set of instructions first to see that I should have sewn on the button eyes later. I did some hand-sewing around the neck, skipped the top-stitch to finish it off, and it turned out fine in the end. The bib was a huge hit! :)
Broach, Kathleen - August 10th, 2012
Kathleen Race - August 1st, 2001
I think these are just the cutest patterns. I want to take the bear bib and make a quilt pattern with it so that I can give a friend a quilt, bibs, and the bear booties. If you have any other ideas for a coordinated set for the upcoming baby, let me know...you have my email.
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