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:

One side is a creamy-white terry cloth with a sage green Christmas Tree applique.

The reverse side is a high-quality sage green knit with reverse applique of the same Christmas Tree.

The outer edge is trimmed by a chocolate brown ribbed knit with detailing in red thread.

And it has a cute SnugasaBugBaby tag (something I have been experimenting with for a while, but I am pretty sure I haven’t officially “revealed” 🙂 ).

It comes in two sizes.

One bib is designed to fit a baby newborn-12 months…it measures approximately 7 inches across and 5 inches from neckline to bottom edge.

The other is designed to fit babies and toddlers ages 12 months and up and measures approximately 10 inches across and 7.5 inches from neckline to bottom edge.

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!!!! 🙂

Get one for your little one this Christmas by clicking here.

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This post is linked up to A Christmas Craft Link Party at Centsational Girl

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