I had a lot of fun with this project! I prepared a pattern to make your own bib complete with two different 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!
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)
- sewing machine
How to sew a Christmas baby bib
- 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.
- 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.)
- Apply Heat N Bond to the back of the silhouette and iron to the front of the bib, using the included instructions.
- 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.)
- With right sides together, sew around the edges of the bib, leaving a small gap on one side to turn.
- Clip the fabric along the curve (Be careful not to clip through the seam.)
- Turn rightside and press.
- Topstitch all the way around the bib, making sure to complete the seam where you turned the bib.
- 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.)
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!
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!
I hope you enjoy making your own baby bibs as much as I enjoyed designing them!