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Fabulous Fifties Bib


This little 1950s-inspired bib is quick to make and is a lovely gift for babies.  It's incredibly practical because it fits like an apron and babies can't pull it off! Adding a cute contrast pocket (to catch food spills) is an optional extra.

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35cm (14") light towelling (terry cloth)
(eg. a cheap bath or hand towel)

35cm (14") main fabric

25 - 40cm (10" - 16") contrast fabric for binding
or 2.25m (2.5 yards) ready-made 18mm (3/4") bias binding

Thread to match your binding fabric

For the Pocket (optional) -
8cm (4") contrast fabric
8cm (4") towelling (to line the pocket)

Handy tools -

18mm (3/4") bias tape maker
Quilt basting spray
Tailor's awl