Monday, December 13, 2010

Keepsake Christmas Bib Tutorial

 I wanted to make Sweet pea a special Christmas bib for this is her first Christmas. I have seen the foot and hand print reindeer and though oh how cute to put this onto a bib.

Supplies needed:
White fabric
brown scrap fabric, two different browns
fusible interfacing
heat and bond
green fabric cut 2" down the whole length of the fabric
baby rick rack
2 black buttons, one green button
***sew in a 1/4" seam allowance***

 To start off trace your baby's foot and hands, this was hard for me because my little girl wouldn't sit still ;) .Next trace a bib onto the white fabric adding a 1/4" seam allowance. I also added about a 1/2" to the sides to make room for the antlers. Cut out and add the fusible interfacing to the front side of the bib.
 Step 2: Add the heat and bond to the back of bothy brown fabric and cut out one foot with the lighter brown and two hands with the darker brown. Also cut out a small oval for the nose out of the darker fabric.
 Step 3: First iron on the foot for the reindeer's face to the front side of the bib (with the interfacing on it). Then stitch around as close to the edge as you can. Then iron on the hand antlers and stitch around those too. Then iron the nose and stitch the same as the face and antlers.  This is what it should look like.
 Step 4:Fold the 2" piece of fabric in half and press.
 Sew a gathering stitch down one side of the fabric.
 Step 5: Mark the center of the bib bottom and the center of the fabric piece and pin in place. Gather both sides, pinning as you go.
 Next place the back of the bib on the right side of the front of the bib. pin around the top of the bib first then with starting on the bottom center move the pins to the top side of bib where you are working, pining all three layers into place.
 Step 6: Sew around with leaving a 3 1/3" opening for turning. Clip around curve in the neck area then turn and press.
 This is what it will look like after turing and pressing.
 Step 7: To attach the rick rack, stitch close to the edge to close up the opening and the whole way around.
 Step 8: To finish the bib, add the bow to deer and the button eyes and the velcro to the straps. I added a button to the back over where the Velcro is attached. That's it, all done!
 For a baby boy bib you can leave the ruffle off and change the rick rack color to red and add a bow tie at the reindeer's neck.
 Here is the happy little girl wearing her new bib. (I noticed the hand print on the wall after I took her picture, lol, it is all cleaned off now) She was trying to scoot away from me so I had a hard time taking her picture, too much to do to be sitting still!
Happyy Sewing!
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