Baby and Toddler Bandana Bib Sewing Pattern
Three years ago I had the idea of creating a line of accessories for children. This was pre-baby, actually as I was waiting on our miracle baby to happen. So, you could say Kukaru Designs really started over three years ago when I first started sewing these bandana bibs. I mean how cute are they? A modern twist to the classic bib that your little one could wear for both style and function? At the time, I had little idea how much drool and spit up babies and teething toddlers could produce. Knowing how cute they were and well let’s face it, bit of a baby trend I began sewing these bibs and open up an Etsy store.
Fast forward, to getting pregnant, starting my second Masters, feeling nauseous and tired all day for almost 9 months (yes the nausea did not end for me after the first trimester!) and all on top of my full time job. The energy was lacking and the fear of starting something new that was completely outside of my comfort zone, kept me from opening up my shop. These bibs were one of the first few items that my son wore and you could say that was pretty sentimental to me. He not only looks super cute wearing these bibs but I cannot tell you how practical they were to catch the spit up and drool! He had reflux and would constantly spit up milk and oh my gosh I cannot tell you about the amount of drool that comes from a teething toddler!
The Bandana Bib Pattern
Here we are, three years later. The idea is a bit different with designing patterns rather than a baby clothing line but Kukaru Designs exists! I want to share the pattern with you so you can make your own bibs. They are great as baby shower gifts! In fact, I was gifting some originals to my friends as they were growing their families.
The pattern is a full step-by-step tutorial with photos, diagrams and clearly written instructions to guide you. This is a beginner friendly project!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- 1/4 yard of cotton or knit fabric for the front
- 1/4 yard of absorbant fabric (e.g. bamboo-cotton fleece, fleece, loop terry (or towel))
- Scissors or Rotary Cutter Ballpoint or stretch needle (only if you are using knit fabric)
- Thread Sewing Machine
- 4 Snaps (I use KAM snaps but any snaps will do)
- Digital PDF Sewing pattern of the Bandana Bib pattern with step-by-step instructions available on Etsy
Let me know if you give this pattern a try! I also have a newborn hat and harem pant pattern which would pair perfectly with these bibs.
If you make these bibs in large scale, I recommend using the KAM snaps! They are so easy to install and require no sewing!
Banadana Bibs on Etsy
There are a handful of bibs in the shop if you would rather purchase them! These bibs are made with high quality designer 100% cotton fabric on the front and super soft ORGANIC bamboo. I personally love the bamboo fabric because it is ultra soft, has a lovely drape, absorbant and has natural antibacterial properties to repel odors! The bibs also come with two KAM snaps to adjust for sizing as your baby grows!
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