With my latest quilt pattern design at the testers, I decided it was time to take a break from quilting. It seems like my mom made hundreds of these for my boys when they were little. They were so popular that their daycare asked her to make some for them, so of course, she obliged (the boys weren’t even a bit spoiled!).
- 1 dish towel
- 12.5” x 3” ribbed knit (sized to fit a baby)
- Rotary cutter and mat/scissors
- Serger or sewing machine
- Circle template (a DVD works great for this size!)
Trim the tag off the bib so it doesn’t scratch the child’s neck.
Cut the knit ribbing into a 12.5″ x 3″ strip.
With the right sides together, fold the strip in half widthwise (6.25″ x 3″) and sew the 3″ ends to create a tube.
Fold the dishtowel in half lengthwise. Mark and cut a 4.625″ circle about 7″ inches from the top of the dishtowel. (A DVD is the perfect size!)
Fold the tube in half lengthwise so the seam is to the inside. Mark the quadrants of both the neckline and neck ribbing with pins.
With right sides together and the neck ribbing seam aligned to the back center pin, match the quadrants of pins. Pin! Pin! Pin!
Serge along the unfinished edge of both layers making certain to catch the dishtowel underneath. Note: This step could also be completed on a sewing machine with a straight stitch and an overcast zigzag stitch.
Adjust the neckline so it lays flat. Voila! You’re done.