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Fingertip towel bib


The other night I wanted to sew something but didn't want to start a big project. I remembered I had some cute fingertip towels that I had found in the dollar section at Target. I decided to make some baby bibs for future baby showers. These bibs are easy to make and I remember enjoying them when my girls were little because there were no ties to get caught in their hair. They just pop on over the baby's head.

Here are the directions: (I didn't take step by step pictures of the process, but I will try to insert a couple of staged shots for explanation.)

About 1/3 of the way down from the top of the towel cut out a five inch circle of the fabric. Divide the circle into quarters and mark with pins or chalk.

For the band you will need a strip of knit ribbing 3" wide by 12" long. Seam the short ends together in a 1/4" seam. Fingerpress the seam open and then fold the neckband so that the seam is on the inside. Divide the neckband into quarters and mark with pins or chalk.

Match the pins on the neckband and the pins on the towel. Pin the neckband to the neckline.

picture of Bibpins

Stitch the neckband to the neckline in a 1/4" seam. I usually straight stitch this seam and then go around it again with a stretch stitch of some kind. You could also serge this seam if you wanted to.

picture of Bibdoublestitch

If you are using a plain towel you could add ribbons or trim or an applique. Since my towels were already embroidered and had rick rack on them I was finished. Here are the completed bibs:

picture of Bibsfinished

This is a fun little project and I hope you will try it sometime.

Becka


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2 Comments on “Fingertip towel bib”

  1. #1 Kathy Sorensen
    on May 18th, 2009 at 7:25 am

    Perfect shower gift, Becka! I have a granddaughter getting married this year, so maybe I’ll be able to make these next year?!?! or the year after … now-a-days they have to establish their careers first.
    Thank you for a great idea.

  2. #2 Rhonda
    on May 19th, 2009 at 7:59 am

    What a neat idea! Now if I only had a sewing machine that works….. :)


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