by bettytaylor 24 Mar 2012

What type of fabric do you use to make bibs? and why? Looking for something different than what I am using (flannel). TIA, Betty

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by mary51 24 Mar 2012

I use towell fabric, is very absorbent and easy to wash

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by olds 24 Mar 2012

Hi, I have just cut off 4 pair of jeans and made shorts. I kept the bottoms and open the inside side
seams. I plan to make a bib out of these. I saw a pattern made by tracing around a plate and then using the plate again to come down on the circle
to make a neckline. They used binding. I plan to use
2 pieces of the denim and 1 of flannel in between
the denim put 2 buttonholes at the neckline and
sew all around about 5/8 inch. Clip all around and
then wash. Sort of like the rag quilts. I will use
pieces of the hem cut off put thru the buttonholes
and tied in a knot to make the ties to go around the neck. I will emb a design on the front piece
before I put together. Alot of this is still in my
head. Maureen

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momhome by momhome 24 Mar 2012

I used a pattern I downloaded off of one of the free ME sites. I have it in a PDF file, but don't remember what site I got it from. The first ones I made I used a newborn size bib that I had and made a pattern from it. It tied around the neck. Then I wanted a bigger one for when the little ones got a older. You cut it all out as one piece and it wraps around the neck and closes with Velcro.

momhome by momhome 24 Mar 2012

Your idea sounds cute too. I will have to try that also. Boy do I love this sharing of ideas.

bettytaylor by bettytaylor 25 Mar 2012

cute and clever idea, thanks. Betty

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by cfidl 24 Mar 2012

I was gonna try the cotton sheeting, I do not like the edge though, and really did not want to bid them all. I thought most were done on blanks?

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by justonlyme 24 Mar 2012

I use the single sided terry and then back it with a cotton print. I bought out a small sewing business last year and they threw in several industrial sized rolls of assorted fabrics; the terry was one. I'll have enough to last three lifetimes!!

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bettytaylor by bettytaylor 24 Mar 2012

Thanks, lucky you. Betty

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by shirley124 24 Mar 2012

Up to now I have only made Bibs on towelling.

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bettytaylor by bettytaylor 24 Mar 2012

Thanks, Betty

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by momhome 24 Mar 2012

I just made about 2 dozen bibs using 3 layers of flannel. I wish I had thought about asking this question before I made all of them. This gives me some good ideas for the future. Thanks for the question and for the answers.
Mylinda-

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bettytaylor by bettytaylor 24 Mar 2012

I havae used three layers also, but it gets expensive. Thanks, Betty

momhome by momhome 24 Mar 2012

My middle layer was an old flannel sheet.

bettytaylor by bettytaylor 25 Mar 2012

good idea, thanks, I never seem to think of those things. Betty

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by michemb 24 Mar 2012

I use veloured terrycloth, nice and soft to the touch on one side and terrycloth of better obsortion on the other.
Sometimes I use 100% cotton and line the underside with wipe away vinyl (for the drooling stage LOL).
hugs
Michelle

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bettytaylor by bettytaylor 24 Mar 2012

Not sure if I've ever seen veloured terrycloth, but will look next time I shope for fabric. Thanks, Betty

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by catsnhorses 24 Mar 2012

I use either terry kitchen towels or the terry bath hand towels. Both are really absorbent, can be embroidered on easily, and wash up like a dream.

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bettytaylor by bettytaylor 24 Mar 2012

Thanks, I have used that also, but find you need two sides when doing embroidery, seems too thick then. Do you use just one layer and let the back of emb. show? Betty

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by marcellelewis 24 Mar 2012

My local Hancocks has towel fabric that is good. Wash it before making the bibs. It soaks up a lot of dribbles from baby's learning to feed themselves.

Marcelle

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bettytaylor by bettytaylor 24 Mar 2012

Thanks Marcelle, how do you fasten it around babys' neck? Will look for towel fabric at my local Hancocks and they have a sale on now. Betty

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