{Guest Post} Thrifty Christmas from Bambino Goodies

Following on from the Thrifty Christmas, Natalie from the fabulous Bambino Goodies has come up with a Trendy Bib which is easily made and would be a great inexpensive present for friends or family with babies.

Trendy bibs always go down well as they can end up becoming part of the outfit. They’re actually quite quick and easy to make, especially if you use a sewing machine, although it’s not too labour intense for hand stitching either.


You can make a pattern by drawing around a favourite bib, or if you’re sewing book mad like me, I highly recommend Aranzo Aranzi’s ‘Baby Stuff’ £6.19 (where I got my pattern) or Lotta Jansdotter’s Simple Sewing for Baby: 24 Easy Projects for Newborns to Toddlers, £10.39 both on Amazon. Choose fabrics that standout for a bit of quirk – this is a great way to get rid of scraps.

For extra absorbency, I used a white towel to make the backing, or you could just buy towelling which will probably create less mess…. Alternatively you can just use the same fabric on the reverse. You basically need two pieces for the bib (one lovely fabric/one towelling or two lovely fabrics) and some velcro. Cut out your two bib pieces and two small pieces of velcro – round the edges of the velcro so that they’re not sharp. I find it easier to stitch the velcro pieces onto one of the fabric pieces at this point so that the stitching for them can’t be seen.

Match the two bib pieces together inside out and stitch together leaving a decent gap at the bottom which makes it easier to turn them the right side out and then do an overlock stitch by hand to close the two sides or just make sure that the fabric is tucked in neatly before you stitch over it with the sewing machine to close it…like I did.

Great little Christmas gifts, you can of course, make them as gifts for little arrivals.
To see more wonderful ideas check out Natalie’s blog at Bambino Goodies

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  1. That’s a lovely idea. It’s been an awful long time since I got my sewing machine out but I think handmade gifts are always that bit more special 🙂

  2. I type with shaky fingers as am feeling very rough after last night. Thanks for posting this – was good fun to make and I’m going to roll out a load more. I will post about this on BG tomorrow and link up x