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Happy Face Bibs

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Author Precious Patterns
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These bibs are very easy to make! They are wide across the shoulders to protect baby’s clothing from spills. Instructions are included to make one style of bib that can be embellished with four different happy face appliqués – a lion, sun, bunny and tiger. A kitty can also be made using the lion/tiger pattern, eliminating the ribbon mane and stripes. You can make a plain bib without the appliqués. Each bib measures 9 1/2” wide by
7 1/2” long. Cotton fabric is used for the front of the bibs and fleece is used for the back – a layer of fleece can be placed between the front and back if you would like extra padding. The appliqués on the sample bibs are made from cotton and fleece fabrics which make them very soft (fleece is used for the head and cotton fabric is used for noses, cheeks and stripes on tiger). Appliqués can be made from all cotton fabrics if preferred. Folded ribbons are placed around the edge of the lion and sun appliqués for the mane and rays. Onesies, t-shirts, burp cloths, etc. can be embellished with the appliqués. This PDF e-pattern includes full size patterns, materials list, detailed instructions written in English, and clear step-by-step photographs.

by Johnston, Linda
on July 18th, 2012

This was a fun project, I made two bibs for my grandson. My daughter really liked the lion. I also used two layers of fleece to make the bibs extra soft.

by Wright, Shannon
on May 22nd, 2012

These fun bibs go together really fast and are super cute! I backed it with two layers of terry and they are VERY absorbant. One layer of terry would probably be fine.


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Materials Needed to Make One Bib
Fabric rectangles are a guideline -They don’t need to be precise amounts. Prints were used for all cotton fabrics.
BIB FRONT & BACK FABRIC - 9” x 11” cotton rectangle for front, 9” x 11” fleece rectangle for back – if you want to make a bib with extra padding, you will need a 9” x 22” fleece rectangle
LION/TIGER FABRIC – 5 1/2” fleece square for head, 2” x 4” cotton rectangle for cheeks, 1 1/2” cotton square for nose, and a 2” x 4” cotton rectangle for stripes if making tiger
SUN FABRIC - 5 1/2” fleece square for head, 2” x 4” cotton rectangle for cheeks
BUNNY FABRIC - 8” fleece square for head, 2” x 4” cotton rectangle for cheeks, 1 1/2” cotton square for nose
IRON-ON FUSIBLE WEB - 8” x 9” rectangle or less for each appliqué (Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 Fusible Web by
The Warm Company was used for sample appliqués but any fusible web for fabric will work fine)
DOUBLE FOLD BIAS TAPE -1 yard for neck edge & ties
RIBBON – 2 1/2” pieces of 3/8” to 1” wide for lion’s mane & sun’s rays – amount needed depends upon width
of ribbons used
SEWING THREAD – bright blue for appliqués & color that coordinates with fabric/bias tape
EMBROIDERY FLOSS – bright blue for eyes

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