Monday, July 23, 2012

DIY Wipe-able Baby Bib

This craft was inspired by my son, Connor, who is a very messy boy! There have been many times when I wondered why they don't sell plastic clothes for babies. If they don't sell plastic clothes, I guess the next best thing would be a wipe-able bib, right?
This idea started with a vinyl tablecloth. They're so easy to use because you just wipe up the mess and move on. So why not make a bib? I used one of our favorite bibs as a template to trace around. (BTW, if you're not a sewing person, these bibs are awesome!)

The pocket is made from 2 small half circle shapes.
I sewed them with right sides together so both the inside and outside of the pocket are vinyl and easy to clean.
I sewed on the pocket.
The blue bib just looked too plain by itself, so I added some white letters made of canvas.
I used the zig-zag stitch on the sewing machine to applique them onto the front of the bib.

To attach the front of the bib (and pocket) to the back of the bib (made from the white canvas), I pinned them with right sides together and stitched around the edge.

I left a large opening on one end to be able to turn it right-side out.
I sewed on small squares of Velcro to fasten the bib.

Vinyl is really hard to photograph with all the glares and highlights, but you get the idea!

And here is Mr. Connor showing off his new bib!
Ready to get messy!


  1. Such a great idea! I love the letters =)

  2. He is such a cute loveable little dude!

    See I'm telling you I wish I knew you when the kids were young! Well heck if I could I'd still make them wear bips. They didn't get any cleaner with age! UGH

  3. You have some serious making adorable babies and adorable bibs. I am REALLY impressed that you zig zagged EAT on so perfectly. Really great idea and really well executed :)

  4. Love these kind of bibs and making them would be so cheap. Now to find some time.

  5. What a great and easy idea! I would love for you to share it and others on my new blog hop Frugal "I Did It!" Tuesday.

  6. That is super cute! I need that for my messy 11 month old.
    New follower from Off the Grid. Love for you to stop by and return the follow.

  7. So stinkin' cute!!! I wish I had my sewing machine when my little ones were babies. You did a fantastic job!


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