If you are looking for a QUICK and practical baby gift the Overall Bib Pattern is it! I finished both of these overall bibs, from start to finish, in about 5 hrs and I don’t sew fast.
I was able to get both bibs out of two 1 yd pieces of our new Blast Off! Flannel. I started by tracing the sizes I wanted onto freezer paper (I made the XL & M sizes)
Both of the flannels I used were directional, so I had to think about that as I was cutting out the pieces.
When cutting out my second one, I had to pin the pattern on the wrong side of the fabric to keep things right side up.
I had enough length to fussy cut my strap pieces out at the bottom. (Because of the directional print I had to cut one reversed) I found the Point 2 Point Turner helpful to push the seams out when I turned these right side out.
,I’ve cut along the fold for the neck straps. Aren’t those spaceships & aliens cute?
To mark where the velcro tabs were supposed to go, I just cut a little window in my pattern pieces and used a chalk pencil.
I pinned the leg straps across from my mark, paying attention to the directional print. Then I folded the strap over so it would be sure to stay out of the way when I sewed around the whole thing.
I left an opening for turning. The pattern didn’t mention this, but I carefully clipped the curves around the neck and in between the legs so it would lay better when turned.
Then it was simply a matter of top stitching around the whole thing and added the velcro closures. I used a little bit of fabric glue to hold my velcro pieces in place and then stitched around them with a X through the center to anchor them well.
Yep, very quick and easy. I will definitely be making more of these to have on-hand as baby shower gifts!