By Lorine Mason
*Four coordinating fat quarters of fabric
*In-R-Form Plus – double sided fusible foam stabilizer
Fabri-Tac™ fabric glue www.beaconcreates.com
Snag Free Sew On Velcro® hook and loop tape www.velcro.com
Basic sewing supplies
Following the manufacturer’s directions; fuse In-R-Form to the back of a 9 inch by 12 inch rectangle of fabric.
Using the pattern provided below cut out a bib front and back. One from the In-R-Form backed fabric piece and one from a coordinating print.
For the girl’s bib only; Cut three 4 inch by 22” strips from one of the fabric prints
For the girl’s bib only; with right sides together stitch the three fabric strips together using a ¼ inch seam. Press the seams open. Fold the strip together lengthwise and press. Stitch each of the ends together using a ¼ inch seam.
For the girl’s bib only; turn right side out and press. Sew two rows of gathers, stitching 3/8 and 1/8 of an inch away from the raw edges down the length of the strip.
For the girl’s bib only; pull the gathering threads and pin the strip to the right side of the In-R-Form backed bib section. Adjust the gathers and continue pinning around the sides and bottom edge of the bib. Start and end pinning the strip to the bib ½ inch from the inside of the neckline edge on either side.
With right sides together pin the second bib section on top of the In-R-Form backed bib section.
Stitch around the outside edge of the bib as well as along the inside neckline edge leaving a 4 inch opening along one side. Starting and ending on either side of the opening; trim away the excess fabric and stabilizer leaving a 1/8 of an inch seam allowance remaining. Gently pull the In-R-Form away from the fabric along the open edge and clip the foam stabilizer even with the already trimmed edge. This will leave the full ½ inch seam allowance of fabric remaining to be turned and sewn shut by hand. Turn right side out and press. Note: The In-R-Form will fuse to the back of the second bib section at this point. Hand stitch the opening closed.
Cut two; one inch sections of Snag Free Velcro® for each bib. Use scissors to round each of the corners of the Velcro®. Add a drop of fabric glue to the centers of the Velcro® and press in place using the pattern as a guide to placement. Once the glue has dried; stitch around the outside edges of the Velcro® through all layers of fabric and stabilizer.
I hope you liked my Halloween bibs and the fact that they are reversible allowing the use of two very creative print choices. I would love to hear your comments.