how to make a rick rack trimmed baby bib

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This is a photo of the finished bib which I am giving away on my blog
Use an old bib to trace your pattern
The finished bib pattern
Trace bib to front fabric
Trace bib to toweling
Pin on rick rack and then stitch it down with 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Pin two bib layers together right sides facing each other.
Sew together with 1/2 inch SA, leaving 2 inch gap at neckline.
Pull bib through 2-3 inch space you left unsewn.
Iron bib flat.
Hand sew gap closed.
hand sew snaps at neck.
This is a photo of the finished bib which I am giving away on my blog

This is a photo of the finished bib which I am giving away on my blog

Photo: sewcountrychick

 Welcome to the rick rack baby bib tutorial. It has a terry cloth back to help absorb any spills and makes a great baby gift. Free tutorial courtesy of 


  1. Fist you need to make a bib pattern. You can use a bib you already own as a template. Trace it onto some butcher block paper or an old paper bag. Fold the pattern in half and trim it to make sure both sides are the same.
  2. Trace the pattern onto your front fabric you have chosen and to your back fabric piece. You can use an old towel for your back piece to make the bib absorbent and whatever strikes your fancy for the front.
  3. After your two pieces are cut out you can pin your rick rack to the RIGHT side of your fabric, the side that will show when the bib is done. Sew the rick rack to your woven piece and not the toweling piece with about 1/4 inch seam allowance so the stitch doesn't show on the rick rack  when you have pulled the bib right side out in a later step. Depending on how large your rick rack is you want to position it so your final 1/2 inch seam allowance will be going through the middle of it.
  4. Pin the two bib layers together and sew them right sides together. Leave about a two to three inch space on the inside neck seam because you have to turn the bib right side out and if you sew the whole thing shut you won't have any way to do it!
  5. Gently start pulling the bib through the space you left unsewn to make the bib face right side out.
  6. After you have the bib turned right side out, iron it flat.
  7. Hand sew the little open gap at the neckline closed.
  8. Stitch on a snap and your done!


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