Christmas Baby Bib

I had a lot of fun with this project! I prepared a pattern to make your own bib complete with two different appliques.

Christmas Baby Bibs to sew includes bib pattern and 2 appliques.

If you don't have a baby to sew for, you can use the silhouettes for a multitude of other projects! I think I might make a shirt for my little one with the reindeer. I just love how cute it turned out!

Christmas Baby Bib - Reindeer front

Christmas Baby Bib - snowman front

To make your own Christmas baby bib, you will need:

  • The Pattern – DOWNLOAD FROM HERE
  • a large scrap of Christmas fabric
  • a large scrap of soft fabric (I used flannel for the back of the snowman and a minky fabric for the back of the reindeer)
  • a small scrap of black fabric
  • a small scrap of red fabric (if sewing the reindeer)
  • matching thread
  • freezer paper (optional)
  • scissors
  • sewing machine

How to sew a Christmas baby bib

  1. Cut two of the baby bib (mirrored). Note: seam allowance is not included in the pattern. Cut around the pattern, including your desired seam allowance. I used 1/4 inch. Christmas Baby Bib - seam allowance
  2. Choose your applique and cut it from the black fabric (You will choose either the reindeer or the snowman. Cut directly on the line. Do not include a seam allowance, as it will be appliqued on. I copied my pattern onto freezer paper and ironed that on the fabric to cut my shapes more accurately.) Christmas Baby Bib - cutting
  3. Apply Heat N Bond to the back of the silhouette and iron to the front of the bib, using the included instructions. Christmas Baby Bib - snowman appliqué
  4. Applique the silhouette (To sew the snowman, I used the applique stitch on my sewing machine. For the reindeer, I hand-stitched around the edges, using white thread to make it pop out from the base fabric more.) Christmas Baby Bib - snowman close up Christmas Baby Bib - reindeer stitch Christmas Baby Bib - reindeer
  5. With right sides together, sew around the edges of the bib, leaving a small gap on one side to turn. Christmas Baby Bib - inside out Christmas Baby Bib - gap
  6. Clip the fabric along the curve (Be careful not to clip through the seam.) Christmas Baby Bib - clip
  7. Turn rightside and press. Christmas Baby Bib - right side
  8. Topstitch all the way around the bib, making sure to complete the seam where you turned the bib. Christmas Baby Bib - top stitch
  9. Install the snap (I used snaps for my bibs because I had them on hand but you could also sew velcro onto the bib to use as a closure instead.) Christmas Baby Bib - snapsChristmas Baby Bib - finished open Christmas Baby Bib - finished closed

Like I mentioned above, the reindeer and snowman silhouettes can be used for a variety of projects. I would love to see what you make from them. Come by and share your projects on the Felt With Love Designs Facebook page!

Christmas Baby Bibs to sew includes bib pattern and 2 appliques. Christmas Baby Bib - backs

For more Christmas projects, head over to Felt With Love Designs! We just finished a fun and unique 12 days of Christmas finger puppet series (with tutorial and free pattern!) You might also like our toddler-friendly advent ornaments!

Christmas Baby Bibs to sew includes bib pattern and 2 appliques.

I hope you enjoy making your own baby bibs as much as I enjoyed designing them!

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Hi! I'm Alicia from Felt With Love Designs where my husband, Patrick, and I write about all of our crafty and artistic endeavors. Patrick is the artist behind our designs. I create all our patterns and designs based on his sketches and bring them to life with a needle and thread.

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Betsy Buehrig
Betsy Buehrig

Oh My Gosh, I have just found your site, Thanks so much.


Lovely design but I missed the fact that seam allowance was NOT included. A note to this effect would have been useful on the pattern.


Love these bibs ! Perfect gift for grandson so much drool with teething … thank you for the post, it’s lovely !


Baby bib is really cute It’s saving project your own choice .but ineed to know the measurement for 4month old baby .thanks for giving nice ideas.


What does it mean “mirrored”?

Deby at So Sew Easy
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Reply to  Nena

This would mean reversed, like you see things in a mirror.


I can’t get this download link to work. Any others having problems?

Deby at So Sew Easy
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Reply to  Cathee

You can’t get the link to work or you can’t get the download to work Cathee? You can find it in my Craftsy Designer account if for some reason the link doesn’t work for you. Try this one –