How to Make a Recycled Bibcomments (12) April 22nd, 2009
I'm always looking for ways to recycle old clothes that are a bit too worn to refashion. I've been making lots of patchwork baby bibs lately, and I thought they'd be the perfect way to reuse a little denim and corduroy. The results are cute, durable, and don't even scream "recycled," so I think they make great gifts. It's surprising how many bibs parents go through while teaching kids to eat, and these will stand up to washing again and again.
- Bib Template (PDF)
- Pair of old jeans (or corduroys or both or fabric to cut the template from)
- Tailor's chalk
- Three scrap fabric remnants
- Sewing machine and thread
- Snap stud and socket and snap setter (or needle and thread)
Please note that you need to increase the length of the bib template by 2 inches after printing it out (I did it this way so that it didn't need to be printed on legal paper). Simply cut out the template, cut on the dotted line, and insert a 2-inch strip just beneath the dotted line to connect the two pieces of the template.
If you don't want to add a patchwork section to the bib, you can skip this step and appliqué something on the bib or otherwise decorate it.
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