Baby Bib Tutorial- FREE!

My latest video tutorial is on how to make a simple double-sided baby bib. They are so simple and quick to whip up, making this a great beginner sewing project!

I hope you enjoy! Please comment below and let me know what you think!

To download FREE printable bib pattern click —-> FREE BIB PATTERN

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29 Responses to Baby Bib Tutorial- FREE!

  1. imkate April 2, 2010 at 3:34 pm #

    I can tell you are a professor. Your instructions are very detailed and very helpful! I am going to make a stack of these for my nieces. Thanks!

  2. Crafty Gemini April 2, 2010 at 3:47 pm #

    Hahahahaha…. Thanks! I”m glad to hear it was clear for you. Thanks for commenting. I love to hear feedback for my viewers. :o)

  3. naama April 3, 2010 at 1:59 pm #

    I loved the way you explain how to make the bib!
    I am going to try it as my first project
    My baby will be so happy 🙂

  4. AZBelle (Sandy) May 1, 2010 at 12:41 pm #

    Your videos are absolutely outstanding! I have already made the cloth wipes, and am now going to try this baby bib. For a beginning sewer like me, you are a godsend. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  5. Crafty Gemini May 2, 2010 at 2:19 pm #

    Sandy: Thank you so much for your kind words. I am glad to see that my tutorials are helping so many of you beginners out there! :o)

  6. Lindsey August 4, 2010 at 9:56 pm #

    I’m so delighted to have found this video! I am new to sewing but enjoying it immensely – sewing for my daughter (2) and I’m expecting my second so bibs and burp cloths are definitely on my list of future projects. 🙂 I haven’t done a lot yet because I don’t know whether its a boy or girl but as soon as I do I will be ordering fabric and getting started. 🙂 Off to check out your other tutorials now!

  7. Crafty Gemini August 5, 2010 at 1:24 am #

    @Lindsey: Glad you are enjoying my tutorials! I have quite a few posted and am always working on more so be sure to subscribe to my blog and my youtube channel so you can get email notifications of the latest tutorials. Happy sewing!

  8. I'm Finally Free May 3, 2011 at 8:25 pm #

    I’m soooooooooo Glad I found your blog..I got my sewing machine for Christmas and I’m just now opening it, didn’t have time to take classes..I’m due with my first baby on Friday and stumbled on this video on youtube..I’m buying some fabric tomm..can’t wait to make this bib, i’m so excited…thanks a lot

  9. Jen June 2, 2011 at 12:05 pm #

    Hi Vanessa – I saw your video on youtube (huge congrats on being a NextUp winner by the way) and had two questions for you:
    1- Are you using a standard general purpose foot or is a walking foot necessary for using two layers of flannel?
    2- It seems like you snip just the inside curves.. are notches on outer curves not necessary?
    This is going to be my first ever sewing project so I am psyched!! Thank you for your awesome videos – they are exactly what newbies like me need.

  10. Crafty Gemini June 2, 2011 at 12:26 pm #

    Hi Jen! I did use the standard foot on the machine. For just a few layers you can usually get away with it. Check to see if your machine has a presser foot tension setting and you can loosen that a bit so the foot doesn’t “step on” the fabric so hard so it can flow through smoother. Usually you should clip notches into the outer curves but I found that using the 1/4″ seam that I used and flannel (which has some stretch to it) you don’t have to if you flip it out nicely and press in place. Hope this helps!! Congrats on starting to sew! :o)

  11. pinkdesigns October 2, 2011 at 4:09 am #

    Love your tutorials thank you for sharing them in such a clear and concise manner. You are inspiration, clever, crafty and two beautiful children! I wish you well!

  12. Darcie November 17, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    this is so helpful! I already made three on my own but ill be using your tips to make them better. thanks!

  13. Tahirah December 26, 2011 at 10:47 pm #

    hey loved the tutorial, I did have a questions, once you put the little slits around the neck and turned the bib inside out did you just stitch over them? I am a beginner hope i didnt miss something

  14. Crafty Gemini January 12, 2012 at 1:56 am #

    Tahirah: Yes. That’s not a problem because it’s inside the bib and you won’t see it. The reason we make the slits is so the fabric has some give and allows you to turn it out around all the curves.

  15. Christina February 15, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

    I am very new to sewing (Like, 2 months new!) and your tutorials get me SOOO excited to sew! I have an Etsy shop that I am pretty much always knitting and crocheting for so I haven’t had much time to truly make anything yet but I get sufficiently distracted from working on orders just dreaming of the stuff I will be making in my free time… I spent an hour laying in bed this morning watching your tutorials! I work at a Jo-ann fabric and craft store so I am seriously going to have to resist buying fabric tonight at work :]

    I am sure you hear it all the time, but, thank you for your wonderful video tutorials! You are super talented and have such a wonderful, clear, way of explaining everything. I just read your Pellon bio and interview and it is so amazing what you have accomplished. I started my Etsy shop pretty soon after I learned to knit and crochet and your personal success story has really opened my eyes to where I could go with my craft if I put in the effort.

    Ok, I am done gushing.

    • Crafty Gemini February 16, 2012 at 1:08 am #

      Awesome! Glad you found my tutorials. I used to work at Joann’s while I was in law school. I loved it! So much inspiration everywhere! Best of luck to you with your crafty endeavors! :o)

  16. Christina February 15, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

    Regarding your pattern template, does the one you have for free download at that link end up being the proper size? I feel like yours in the video is bigger than the one we are able to download. It looks like yours is about 11-ish inches tall on your cutting mat and mine is like 7 and a half inches tall when I cut it out. I don’t think that there is anything different I could being doing to print it out, especially through that website you have it on. If it is supposed to be almost as big as a full sheet of paper, I believe it sized down when you scanned it :/

    • Crafty Gemini February 16, 2012 at 1:09 am #

      I think it has to do with when you try to print it. Make sure you check the print settings and don’t check the box that says “Fit to page”…. that will shrink it. If you leave it as is it will print the way I designed it to. Let me know if that works. Thanks!

  17. Christina February 16, 2012 at 2:45 am #

    Hmm.. I don’t have any page scaling options selected or boxes checked. I messed around with both the pdf version and the document version and I really can’t see any way of making it print bigger… or even show up bigger to give me hope that it is possible. My boyfriend just did some creative copy and paste on paint to make it bigger and that version was 9 1/2 inches tall. I’ll make that work or find another bib pattern to work with. I don’t have kids (or a bib) or I would just be able to trace one!

  18. Shelley March 24, 2012 at 7:03 am #

    I just love your tutorials and made my first pillowcase dress using French seams, thank you!

  19. Anonymous April 23, 2012 at 12:59 am #

    What kind of fabric do you use? Cotton or Flannel?…Thanks…Rachel

  20. Crafty Gemini April 23, 2012 at 1:15 am #

    I use both… you can use a variety of different fabrics aside from cottons, too.

    • Boogie November 21, 2012 at 1:27 am #

      So if you do 100% cotton on both sides it will be ok and wont seap throw

  21. Rianne May 23, 2012 at 9:47 pm #

    Hi! Thank you for your videos! I’m a novice sewer, just learning my machine and since yesterday I made your drawstring bag, a bib, and a snack bag!! “SEW” cute!!! Thank you for doing these. I have a baby and a toddler and can’t afford lessons, much less leave my girls to take lessons, so finding your tutorials has been wonderful!
    Rianne

  22. Anonymous April 17, 2013 at 7:32 pm #

    Hi Venessa
    I’m from Australia.
    Love your tutorials.
    I made a sewing machine cover from your video, and it came out pretty good (lol), my sister wants me to make her one. And now i’m going to make a few of these bibs for my grandnephew. Thanks so much. I got you saved in my favorites and told all my family and friends about your site.
    Carol

  23. Goldogmom May 29, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    Hello, thank you for the great tutorial. You are so kind to share all your tutorials with us.

    I have a new grand daughter and I am so excited to sew for her. Can you tell me what kind of snaps you used? I have heard there is some kind that uses special pliers. Since I will sew many things for my DGD, I think I’ll invest in one. I looked on the Joann website but I don’t find anything so I would appreciate knowing what is the name of what you used.

    Thank you again!
    Michelle

    • Anonymous September 30, 2013 at 12:57 am #

      I am looking for the pattern for the baby bib in this video but does not come up when I click on the free pattern. Please let me know how I can get it.

      Thanks, Pam

  24. amulyachb October 23, 2013 at 12:58 am #

    i am unable to download the free bib pattern.. 🙁 please assist.

  25. amulyachb October 23, 2013 at 1:07 am #

    Thank you so much for posting these videos for free..it’ll really help me to do something for my baby..and also save some money!!..

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