Monday, May 23, 2011

Old Jeans to Cute Denim Baby Bib

Cute, huh? That's my nephew modeling my newest baby craft!

Adapted from the book, Sewing for Tiny Tots by Susan Cousineau
My bib design is based on the book, but adjusted slightly to make it my own.

I started out with an old pair of jeans I found at the thrift store for super cheap. The softer and more worn in, the better!
There's a bib pattern to use in the book or you can just make your own using a bib you already have. I used the stencil and traced the it onto the denim with the seam centered in the middle to make the bib. For the bottom part, I just followed the shape of the bib, but added a curve at the top. (Pen works really well for tracing and it washes off easily.)
I pinned the bottom part on the bib to overlap. The bottom edges should be even. If they aren't you can always trim them to be the same.
To get some fraying, I sewed all the way around the bib about 1/4" from the edge. The bottom overlay piece will be attached on the outside, but the top will be open like a pocket. You could leave it open or sew it closed. I chose to close mine with a straight stitch.After the bib is washed, it will fray at the edges. I cut off the long pieces and left the short ones.
Using some small pieces of Velcro, I sewed one on each end to close the bib.
How could I resist the cute little chick patches I saw at the craft store?
I ironed them on the bib and let them cool.
Isn't he just adorable? Future hottie here!


  1. Aww what a cutie pie. Great idea on the bib. Nice and durable and it turned out so cute!

  2. the little chicks make it extra adorable! great job, and love the fraying!

  3. Ahhh what a sweetie!!

    And I'm loving loving the bib, you rock!!

  4. Cute bib - and great upcycle!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  5. LOVE THIS...such a cute baby too
    thanks for sharing:)

  6. wow what a cute bib! great idea.

    cute blog

  7. What an adorable bib and such a great way to use up those old jeans!

  8. That is adorable. I actually had a denim baby bib for my son and it was one of my favorite because it was so durable and stain resistant. You should definitely link this up with Fun for Kids Friday : )

  9. What a great idea! I've never thought to use all my old jeans for this. Thanks for sharing :) Thanks for the blog visit and comment love. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

  10. I've got tons of ratty jeans that need recycling like this. And those chickies are super cute. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

  11. oh how adorable! lisa you and i share a passion for upcycling jeans... love what you did here!

  12. Hi there
    Just stopped by to let you know that I featured this project on my round tuit post this week!
    Round Tuit 51
    Thanks again for linking up! Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  13. So cute! Love the baby, the craft and the chicks!

  14. So, so cute! The denim bib is not only adorable, but, just like jeans (and unlike most baby bibs), it probably keeps getting better with age and each washing! I love the sweet little chicks too!

    Thank you for linking up to "A Little Birdie Told Me..."!


  15. So cute! My little Zoom needs some new bibs and I have some old jeans.... Holler! I'm gonna have to add this to my list of things to do. He won't mind that they are old French Connection jeans, right :P ??


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