Project Serger-Made Baby Bib

By Stephanie Struckmann

Skill Level: Beginner  

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These reversible and cute bibs are so easy to make and fun to give as gifts. Create a matching set perfect for a baby shower or new baby gift. Download printable instructions.

Materials:

  • 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

Tools:

Steps:

  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.

    1. 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).

    1. Use an embroidery machine, pay someone to embroider it or hand embroider the name.

    2. You can also use 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.

  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.

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

    2. Lift your foot to flatten the fabric and even it out as necessary.

    3. To finish your serger ends, cut the tails off and zig-zag stitch with your sewing machine on the ends to keep the serger ends from coming undone.

  9. Add your snap.

    1. You’re done! Happy Serging!

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