Scrappy Bibs and Bundles

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Tis the season, baby season that is! These days, I feel like baby’s are arriving daily within my circle and have been creating gifts galore. One of my favorite gifts to make is the simple bib.  That’s right, you can never have too many bibs in my book!

Scrappy Baby Bibs


Using Scraps to make bibs | The Sewing Loft

This project is for all levels.

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  • Fabric
  • Batting
  • Snap or hook & loop tape for closure

*Tip: I like to use a soft fleece or chenille for the back side of bibs.

You can knock off  your favorite store-bought bib or click here for a printable bib template from Sew She Sews.
Basic Instructions:
  1. Since I will be dipping into my scrap basket and using the flip and stitch method, I cut batting slightly larger than my bib pattern.
  2. Cut 2 pieces of pattern; position and pin right sides together.
  3. Starting at a flat section, straight stitch all around; leaving a 2″ opening for turning.
  4. Clip curves and turn bib right side out.  Press shape for a smooth and neat outlook.  Fold and press under seam allowance from 2″ opening.  All around edge stitch.
  5. Add hook and loop tape or snap to neckline for closure.

Baby bibs made with scraps | The Sewing Loft

There are so many things that you can when sewing bibs.  Think about appliqués, crazy blocks, using UFO’s and all the fun patterns.  The sky is the limit.  Sometimes, when I have extra time, I will even make a bunch of matching burp cloths.  Roll them all up together for the perfect handmade gift!  I would love more ideas so, if you have a special gift for baby gifts, please leave me a note in the comment section.


I can not wait to meet all these new bundles of joy and give them a squeeze!

The Sewing Loft


  1. I love this style of bibs and I’m going to be needing a new stash of these by next January! 🙂 Consider it pinned!

    • Holy COW, Congrats Erin! I am super excited to hear that and will be sure to create a few more and send them your way. Looks like 2014 is going to be a busy year for you.

      Big Hugs!

  2. Pamela Langdon says

    When I went to find the template for the adorable bibs, I didn’t find it. The bib above has the strap come around the back and the site I was sent to buttons in the back. It is no big deal but if some one is a new sewer, it would cauce confusion.

    I love your site and have enjoyed looking at all the ideas you come up with. Thank You

    • Hello Pamela,
      Thank you for the kind words. I knocked that pattern shape off of a store bought bib years ago.

  3. Hi Heather, wanted to share this old girls tip on batting. I have not used it in making quilts, bibs, baby blankets etc,, for years. I like to reuse and recycle many of my fabric pieces. I love receiving t-shirts for everyone I know. Many people save them just for me…. I use the cut up pieces for the bibs and binkie bags, they are great for eyeglass cases, purses, you name it I add them to it. I have even taken them and made those cute vests and skirts for my granddaughter for summer. She just loves them……..

  4. These look so simple but hard to do. They will think you spent a long time doing…yes, I have to make some up, too!

  5. Just so you know, the PDF is no longer available…

    • I just went and checked the link and was able to download the pattern. Perhaps it was a browser issue? Try and give it a go again.

  6. Rob O'Neill says

    These bibs are so darling! Their colors and designs look so attractive, especially the green one. You did a very great job and this post of yours is really nice. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

  7. Lovely bibs! They make perfect gifts for a baby shower:)

  8. need an easy way to save this pattern

  9. Nice. Washcloths are a great baby gift to.

  10. Jonathan Fleming says

    Thank you for sharing to us this ways on how we could make a bib. This is a big help to mommies out there to make their own bib for their little angels.

  11. Phillip Rhodes says

    The more creative it is the more out kids will enjoy the mixing of color and designs. Thank you for sharing by the way.

  12. Daniel McMahon says

    Nice Ideas for Bibs. Good Job!

  13. Regina Gomez says

    Thank you for this beautiful bib
    Perfect timing, I am making a few as a gift for my best friends daughter that is expecting a bundle of love !
    I will post fotos of bibs when I am done making them!