Thursday, February 28, 2013

Adult Bibs

This month I made a batch of adult size bibs for the Dinner for 2 February project over at Hopeful Threads.  She is collecting both adult and child size bibs. I started out making adult bibs first.

I decided to draft my own pattern for this project and thought I would show you I did it.

18"x36" paper for the pattern
1 yard of main fabric
1 yard of fabric for the backing ( I used flannel)
 3/4" Velcro
First I used a large plate (10") to round out the corners of my 18"x36" paper.

Next I used a small plate to make the neck hole.  I used an 8" plate but I think a 6"-7" plate might be better.  Measure 3" from the top center, trace and cut your circle.

To make the neck hole fit better measure 2"-3" in from the center and round the edges.  I used a lid from a jar.
This is what the neckline should look like.
And this is what the pattern looks like.

Next you want to cut one focus fabric and one backing fabric.  I used 100% cotton for the focus fabric and flannel for the backing.  Pin right sides togther and sew around the edges using a 3/8" seam allowance.

  Leave a 3"-4" opening at the bottom for turning.

Clip curves.  Turn right side out.  Fold the bottom opening under and press.  Topstich aroud 1/4" around the edges. 
The final step is to add Velco.  Cut a piece of Velcro 4" long.  Place about 1" from the edge and sew down as shown.  I usually put the hook on the bottom and the loop (the soft side) on the top.  You may need to adjust the Velcro before sewing it down to make sure the neckline lies flat. 
And there you have it!  A finished adult sized bib. 
Check out Hopeful Threads February Flickr Group to see all the wonderful bibs that were sewn.
Stop by Hopeful Threads monthly to see what awesome project she has in store.