"Cha Cha Cha!" Bib

Project Description

What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Heather Bailey's Link to website or photo www.sewitalltv.com/episodes/series_500/episode_504.html What are you most proud of? I'm a new "Great Aunt!" What advice would you give someone starting this project? The pattern is an easy download and prints up on two sheets of paper. Just match the dotted lines and tape them together. The provided instructions are incomplete. After you cut out the front and back, add embellishment of your choice to the front (and/or back) before joining. The instructions don't call for stabilizer, but I fused fusible fleece to the back piece and was happy I did. It made for a nice, cushy, stable bib. To sew the pieces together, sew with right sides together, leaving about a 2 or 3 inch space on the bottom or side so you can turn the piece inside out after completing. The pattern calls for 1/8" seams but I was uncomfortable with that because of the fleece interior, so I sewed 1/4" seams, them trimmed the seams to 1/8" and notched the curves. After turning it right side out, I hand stitched the opening closed, then gave the bib a good press. After that, I edge stitched around the perimeter. The pattern calls for snaps as a first choice, but I had hook and loop tape in my stash and used that instead. This is an easy project, perfect for beginners. I suggest you use your imagination to add embellishments! I'm about to start on a bib for another new grandmother's baby girl and I'm going to see if I can employ my embroidery machine to help me.

What you will need

  • Two fat quarters
  • cotton; fusible fleece
  • trim
  • hook and loop tape

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