Tuesday, June 4, 2013

free baby bib pattern

I know there are a ton of baby bib patterns out there in blogland, but I couldn't find one that was exactly the shape I wanted. So I drew up my own pattern and decided to share it on here.

To view the bib sewing tutorial, click HERE.

The following link to the pattern contains an affiliate link. Although I do not make any money directly from the Baby Bib pattern, I do appreciate people signing up for Craftsy through this link since I get a small commission for each new Caftsy account.  Affiliate programs like this allow me to keep this pattern free for everyone.  Thank you!

I haven't digitized too many patterns, but one trick I found that worked great is taking a picture of your pattern on a surface with a grid ... in my case, a cutting mat.

This makes it easier to get the correct curves and proportions on the digital pattern.  Just a tip ... make sure to take the picture without leaning to one side or the other because that will distort your gridlines.  Whenever I make a pattern this way, I always feel like I'm finishing one of those puzzles I used to do as a kid where you had to redraw the picture ... like this (borrowed image):

According to Mae, this bib is much better for painting than it is for eating :)  I have to agree with her.  After all, we need to protect the Geranium dress (blogged here) underneath!

I plan on making a few more of these because I have a baby shower to go to this weekend for my cousin's first baby.  It's a girl ... just in case you couldn't tell from the fabric choices :)

Just click on the picture below to get the pattern at Craftsy:



  1. Very cute! My cousin is expecting her first next week ... a girl too... should make a couple to add to the other handmade goodies :) thanks.

    1. Bibs are such nice gifts for a shower ... and so easy to make too!

  2. Cute bib and just the shape I have been looking for. Thanks for laying the pattern on the grid. That makes it so much easier!

  3. Hi Terri, love the bib, perfect size for my toddler grandchildren. Try as I may, I haven't been able to find the actual pattern pages to print (the two pieces that you tape together). I can get the picture of the bib half on the grid but not the actual pattern to print. I am a bit technically challenged though!! Many thanks, Judy

    1. The last picture in the post is a link to the pattern. I'm sure lots of people miss it, so I added a much more obvious link at the top of the post :)