Project Serger-Made Baby Bib

By Stephanie Struckmann

Skill Level: Beginner  

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These reversible cuties are so easy to make and fun to give as gifts. Quick to make, you can give a bundle of these for a baby gift for a new mom or dad.


  • All purpose sewing thread and 4 spools of serger thread. I used a contrasting thread so that it would stand out
  • 2 coordinating fabric pieces that are at least 9″ x 12″. I recommend flannel fabric
  • Optional: 13″ ribbon trim
  • Snap closure and snap applicator
  • Free Bib Pattern


  • Baby Lock Sewing Machine
  • Baby Lock Serger


  1. Print your bib pattern and tape the upper bib “straps” to the lower bib portion. Then, cut your 2 layers (your front and back) of fabric out on the fold.

    DON’T cut the large fold open, but DO cut the upper, small fold open to create the opening for the bib flaps.

  2. Cut and stitch your ribbon on the front, as desired.

  3. Personalize the bib (optional).

    There are several ways you can personalize a bib including using an embroidery machine, paying someone to embroider it, using a patch embellishment to stitch to the bib, or sketch out the name and follow the outline with a straight stitch on your sewing machine. You can also hand embroider the name.

  4. Place front and back pieces of the bib pretty sides together.

  5. Stitch a 1/4″ seam only along the short edges of the 2 flaps and around the neck hole.

    This will stitch a seam around the neckline and where the 2 flap edges meet.

  6. Clip the 2 little corners and circle curve.

  7. Flip right side out making the corners pretty and press flat. The outer edges of the bib are still raw edges.

  8. Set your serger up for a 4-thread overcasting stitch. You’ll want your stitch length at 2.5 and your width at M or 6.5.

    To serge the outer curves of your bib, you’ll start at the outer top right strap and follow the curve all the way around the top of the left side strap, lifting your foot to flatten the fabric and even it out as necessary. There are different ways to finish your serger ends. I like to cut my tails off and zig-zag stitch with my sewing machine on the ends to keep the serger ends from coming undone.

    • This does take a little practice so you might practice serging on 2 layers of of curved fabric and take your time around those curves.
  9. Add your snap.

    You’re done! Happy Serging!

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