These have been in my etsy store for a couple of weeks now…I thought it was about time I share them with you here, too!
There is one major thing which distinguishes a corporately mass-produced bib and a hand-made bib by an experienced mommy…
…velcro vs. snaps!
I am pretty sure I am not the only mom who has dealt with the frustration of a tangled blob of bibs coming out of the dryer or discovered that the scratchy-side of the velcro tends to find everything in the wash which is prone to snagging.
About sixth months ago I replaced all of Josiah’s velcro bibs with hand-made bibs with snaps. For those, I used a variety of scrap fabrics I had at home and experimented with a number of different shapes, fabrics, and techniques–my favorites from that little (highly scientific) experiment were something like this one:
The outer edge is trimmed by a chocolate brown ribbed knit with detailing in red thread.
Both bibs actually fit Josiah just fine at 2 years old…neck circumference remains remarkably the same as kids grow…but the little one does not provide as much clothing protection as the one I designed for toddlers and looks kind of silly.
Like everything I make, the fabrics have been pre-washed to avoid uneven shrinkage and bleeding of colors.
These can be machine washed and tumble-dried…with no threat of velcro snags!!!! 🙂
This post is linked up to A Christmas Craft Link Party at Centsational Girl