Quilting, Farming, Variety

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Bibs for Baby

If you enjoy doing cross stitch work, but don't want to commit to a big project, a bib for a baby might be just what you're looking for. My bibs are made from a washcloth with the cross stitched panel attached at the bottom, and backed with a soft, absorbent cotton. Then I encase the entire bib in bias binding. This bib is to be tied; however, I prefer to fasten bibs with Velcro for ease in fastening around a squirming baby. Most layette patterns will have one for bibs, or you could trace around a purchased one to make your own pattern. These are two booklets I have; as you can see, there are lots of designs, simple ones and some more difficult. I haven't tried cross stitching in several years, but if my eyes are still "bright" I may just make one this winter.


Happy stitching, Charlotte













8 comments:

  1. Oh baby, those are just the sweetest. This Ozark Farm Chick doesn't have any baby grandkiddos right now. I have eight that range from 16-2...I'm thinkin' maybe we're finished but ya never know. Heeehehehee!!!

    God bless ya from the happy hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa!!! :o)

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  2. Those are so sweet, and I don't think anyone with a baby can have too many! My youngest granddaughter is almost 12, so I haven't made bibs for a while.

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  3. Baby bids are such fun and handy gift ideas. Personalizing them with a cross stitch picture and/or name makes them extra special.
    You did a wonderful job making the bib too. Your binding looks great. :)

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  4. Another sweet idea for babies. I just began to do a bit of cross stitch a year or so ago. You really do need bright eyes, but the results are so lovely.

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  5. I absolutely love these, what a great idea. Now if I could only learn to cross stitch..

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  6. Adorable little bib and such a great idea. I do enjoy cross stitch and this is probably good for me as I lose interest quickly.

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  7. This is sweet. I did so much counted cross stitch during the 1970's and 80's. Didn't think I'd ever tire of it...but I did.
    Hope you get to make one like this during the winter. Some Mom will love it!

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