Bubble Bib Tutorial

Over the past few months my mom has given me many different things, mostly clothes, that used to be mine to pass on to my sweet girl. One of the things that she gave me was a tie back, cross stitched bib. I liked the shape and the old fashioned tie back so I decided to do a bib remix. The round shape makes me think of bubbles and that’s why I named it the bubble bib.

Supplies You’ll Need

pul fabric (I used Babyville–Cupcakes)

1/2″ double fold bias tape

sewing stuff

Download the pattern and cut it out. Pin it to your pul fabric and cut out one bubble bib piece. 

Pin your coordinating bias tape around the outside edge and trim the excess bias tape.

Sew with a 1/8” seam allowance.

Cut one 30” piece of bias tape. This length seemed to work well for my 7 month old. Find the center of your bias tape by folding in half. Line this up with the center of the neckline and then pin in place. (Sorry no picture)

Sew with a 1/8” seam allowance starting from one end of the bias tape to the other.

Knot the ends of your bias tape.

Enjoy your bubble bib!


Homemade Bias Tape

Bias tape is amazing! It can be used in so many different sewing projects. I finally made my own bias tape…or should I say, finally made correctly cut bias tape.

Until now, I didn’t really realize why bias tape was cut on the bias, meaning that it is cut diagonally across the grain line of the fabric. I made “bias tape” a time or two by simply cutting fabric into strips from¬†selvage to selvage. It worked for my purposes but only because the fabric I used had some natural stretch to it. The reason that the fabric is cut on the bias is because the fabric has the most stretch or give when cut this way which allows it to be easily sewn around the curves of a sewing project.

To learn about bias tape and then to make my own, I used the tutorial from the blog danamadeit.com. There are so many tutorials for bias tape out there, but this one is by far the best I’ve come across.

Now it’s time to use my pretty bias tape!