Seven of my good friends and family members are having babies! All due within the next 4 months! Five of them are having girls! This means I’ve got to get busy making gifts! I’m also in charge of games at a baby shower this weekend!!
So, I started making these bibs from THIS pattern. There is a pattern for two bigger sized bibs as well. I may make some of them too. I’m also planning on making a few sets of these really adorable cloth baby slippers(tutorial by Star Dust Shoes).
While I was setting up an assembly line for these bibs, I realized I didn’t have enough double-fold bias tape. I’d either have to go to the store to get more or use some single fold bias tape that I already had. I decied on the later, despite it being the more challenging choice. It wasn’t half bad and I actually like the result much more. Here’s how to do it:
1. Align center of bias tape to center of bib neck. Pin cut edge of tape to edge of bib neck–right sides together.
2. Continue pinning around the neck. You may need to make small cuts in bias tape to make it curve around–careful not to cut past the first folded line.
3. Sew a straight stitch in between edge and first fold–about 1/8″ seam allowance.
4. Fold over the bias tape, turning under the free edge, to create a nice binded edging. Carefully pin in place.
5. Sew together, starting at the very beginning of bias tape, all the way to the other end. Hand sew instead of machine stitch for an even nicer finish.
Does any of this make any sense? I’m still getting used to sewing lingo. You can see the difference here. The double-folded bias tape(right) is easer to use, but the single-fold looks nicer and is easier to tie.