Easy Sewn Baby Bib
You are going to love this Cricut craft project for making an Easy Sewn Baby Bib! Not a sewist? This project is still for you! It’s a perfect beginner sewing project. In fact, the Cricut Maker makes it so much easier. It does half the work for you.
We will take you step-by-step through the project – you won’t believe just how simple it is. Find this design and more in our new Baby Cut File Collection. You’re going to love it!
Easy Sewn Baby Bib
Just think about how sweet it would be to add this bib to a baby shower gift – or once you see how easy it is to make one, you might just want to make a whole batch of them! Goodness knows, parents of little ones can always use more bibs!
MGL Files used:
Be sure to check out the full Baby Cut File Collection here.
Cricut Maker & rotary blade/housing
- Import cut files into design space and size. (I sized my newborn bib at 11” high and then the “how much I love you” cut file accordingly)
- If you do not need a seam allowance guide, delete the top layer of the bib cut file.
- Duplicate the remaining bib layer and flip/reflect the duplicated layer. (you’ll have one bib layer that is reflected and one that is not)
- Press make it
- Mirror your mat with the “how much I love you” cut file
- Connect to your machine
- If your bib mats are cutting first, select the “cotton” material setting
- Load your rotary blade in your maker
- Place one piece of fabric on your fabric grip mat. Load mat into machine and press your flashing cricut button. Once finished cutting, remove the mat from your machine and the fabric from your mat.
- Place the next piece of fabric on your fabric grip mat. Load mat into machine. Refer to design space to make sure that your machine is cutting the 2nd bib layer mat. Press the flashing cricut button. Once finished cutting, remove the mat from your machine and the fabric from your mat.
- Using your standard grip mat, place your heat transfer vinyl (iron-on vinyl) shiny side down on your mat in the top left corner.
- Refer back to design space. Select everyday iron-on as your material setting.
- Remove your rotary blade from clamp B in your maker and replace with your fine point blade
- Load your mat into your machine and press the flashing cricut button
- Once cut is complete, remove your mate and weed the excess vinyl from your image.
- Working with your bib fabric, layer the fabrics on top of each other (right sides facing each other). Line up perfectly and pin or clip together.
- Sew around the bib using a ¼” seam allowance. Leave a 3” opening at the bottom or side of your bib so that you can flip right side out.
- Notch convex seam curves and clip concave seam curves. Make sure not to clip your sewn seam.
- Flip bib right side out
- Press bib using an iron or mini easy press.
- Make sure to fold the opened part of your bib in so that you can press the seams allowing for easier closure of your bib.
- Pin or clip the opening of your bib
- Using a ⅛” seam allowance, Run a top stitch around the entire bib closing up the 3” opening.
- Make a ½”-¾” buttonhole on the longer strap of the bib.
- Knot the bib strap that does not have the buttonhole and slip the knot through the buttonhole
- Place your HTV graphic on the correct side of our bib. Apply heat with your easy press and let cool before removing the transfer sheet.
Grab your sewing machine and let’s start making an adorable sewn baby bib.
You’ll find the full step-by-step video tutorial below:
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