DIY Scarf-Bib, complete with tutorial and pattern! This tutorial includes step-by-step instructions with pictures to make your very own scarf-bib for babies up to 12 months old. Make it as a gift, or keep one for your own little one!
Step 11. Print out the attached pattern pieces. You will need to cut out 2 pieces one for the front, and one for the back. One is bigger than the other this is what creates the scrunchy, scarf look.
Step 22. Fold your fabric pieces in half and place the straight edge of the pattern piece along the fold. Like this:
Step 33. Trace and cut one piece for the front, one for the back.
Step 44. With right sides together, pin all the way around, so that the edges match up on both the inside and outside. I start with single pins at each closure tip, as well as a pin at the bottom V of the scarf. Then, work your way pinning half way between pins at a time. It will feel like its a mess, but trust me, youre doing it right. Pinning is the most important step! Make sure to pin edges to edges. It will look like this:
Step 55. Mark about ¼ all the way around the bib. This step is important if youre a sloppy seamstress, like myself! It takes a bit of extra time, but it helps to have a line to follow while Im sewing! If youre not sloppy like me, you can skip the marking and just move on to step 6.
Step 66. Using your sewing machine, sew all the way around, following your line, leaving a small hole along the side open. Because I used jersey knit for the back, I chose to use a small zig zag stitch to allow for a bit of stretch. However, you can also use a straight stitch, and it will work just fine.
Step 77. Trim around the edges of your seam (optional) and turn the whole thing right side out. Then, iron the edges flat, making sure to iron the opening, folding the raw edges inside.
Step 88. Close the open hole, using either a hand stitch or Liquid Stitch. I use Liquid Stitch to close the opening. I LOVE Liquid Stitch and recommend it for anyone who may not be the best hand-stitcher (like me:). It dries quickly, and it holds up to wear, washing machines, and dryers!
Step 99. Optional topstitch about a ¼ all the way around the bib. This step is optional, because you might like the look without the top stitch, especially after ironing. If you dont want a top stitch, you can skip this one!
Step 1010. Add your snaps. You can use sew-on snaps and hand-sew them on, or you can use a snap setter tool (like this one) to add your snaps.