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Dribble bib and dummy saver

Crafter's Companion – 21/03/20

We’ve been loving sharing all of our baby projects with you and today, we’ve got a pair that are so simple to recreate! Every new parent needs a good stash of dribble bibs and dummy savers, and there’s nothing quite like having a homemade touch in the nursery.

These two step-by-steps don’t require too many materials and each is only four steps long, so they’re quick and simple. You could make a whole set for an expecting parent in co-ordinating colours and patterns!

You will need:

  • Template download
  • One fat quarter
  • Colour corresponding cotton thread
  • Pins or clips
  • Scissors
  • Absorbent low shrinkage wadding
  • 4 x snap buttons

Cutting instructions:

  • Cut two pieces of fabric using the dribble bib pattern
  • Cut one piece of wadding using the dribble bib pattern

Note: use a 0.5″ seam allowance unless otherwise stated. The pattern is drawn to be cut on the fold.

Dribble bib

Step 1

Pin both pieces of fabric right sides together with wadding on top and stitch around leaving a 3″ opening on one side.

Step 2

Trim the edges close to the stitch line and cut notches around the curves.

Step 3

Carefully turn through the gap and stitch the opening closed.

Step 4

Add two snap buttons where indicated on the pattern using the instructions included with your snap button kit.

Dummy saver

Step 1

Fold each piece of fabric wrong sides facing along lines 1 and 2, then press.

Step 2

Place the two pieces of fabric wrong sides facing, fold over and tuck in the two short edges by 0.5″. Stitch around all four sides.

Step 3

Fold each short edge over by 1.5″, then another 2″ and press.

Step 4

Add the snap buttons 1.5″ away from the second fold at each end.

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