I’ve been incredibly lucky with our first child. My husband and I are the last of his siblings to start our family, so we’ve been blessed with enough baby clothes that we haven’t had to buy a single onesie. A pretty sweet deal, I know. So the only “clothing” items we really needed to stock up on were cloth diapers, swaddles, and bibs.
Ever the lover of DIY crafts, I was determined to make something for our baby myself. Cloth diapers were out of the question, so bibs it was. Of course, while I love to DIY, sadly I am not the best sewer. So I knew I also wanted to find a no sew version to make this project quick and easy. This project is inspired by Mostaza Seed’s tutorial, however I substituted a Velcro closure for her snap closure. I had a really hard time attaching my snaps and found that iron on Velcro made the process frustration free.
- Large freshly washed jersey t-shirt
- Tape measure
- Chalk or fabric marker
- Fabric scissors
- Iron on Velcro, usually comes in a long strip
- Spread the t-shirt out on a flat surface, smoothing out any folds or wrinkles.
- Starting from the bottom of the shirt, measure and cut a 10 to 11 inch square. You only want to cut through one layer of the shirt. By starting at the bottom, you should be able to get four bibs out of each t-shirt, depending on how big it is. You may need to adjust the size of the square depending on your baby’s age and size. My kiddo is a young’un so 10 inches was perfect for me.
- Next fold your square diagonally into a triangle. My squares weren’t totally perfect; so if you’re anything like me, you may need to do a little trimming to even out the sides.
- Cut about a half inch piece of Velcro, separating the hook side from the loop side.
- Heat up your iron and affix on the ends of the bib according to the instructions.
- Pat yourself on the back. You’re done!
It’s an easy enough project that I whipped out a nice stack in two hours. The best thing about this DIY, is that you can pick fun colors and patterns. I used a Tarheels shirt to make some pretty Carolina blue bibs. Got to rep the Triangle region, right? Of course my husband, a Duke fan, was not too pleased, so a set of Duke bibs will be added to the collection. A friendly bib rivalry.