One of my colleagues became auntie last week. It’s the first baby in the family so she was veeery happy. We thought that a home-made Lola bib would be the perfect present for little Fons.
I looked on Pinterest for a pattern I liked, you can find it on this board. Since I had too many ideas for the design, I thought it would be nice to make a two-sided bib.
On one side I used Go with the flow Curaçao and added a cute whale to it. The whale had many little corners so I merely used the handwheel to stitch it on the bib. I stitched the Velcro in the top left hand corner. Make sure you stitch it firmly as it will be pulled a lot.
For the other side I used Spoons Original and added a little bow tie in matching colors. I first stitched the hourglass-shaped part, leaving the sides open. Then, I stitched the middle part on top of it. Don’t stitch the bow tie too close to the border (like I did, oops!) or it will overlap with the bias. Here too you need to stitch the Velcro in the top left hand corner. Finally, I stitched the two layers together with the help of a bias binder foot.
Next week my colleague will visit the little man. I hope the bib will fit. Photos will follow…
You can’t have too many baby bibs. They get forgotten on every day trip, sometimes they get too dirty to be used again without a little bit of shame, and you just like every cute one you see. Therefore, a super pretty lola bib with extremely simple directions to DIY.
What you need for 1 bib:
- Any piece of leftover lola tablecloth (example: lola lollipop lime LAL01208)
- Cotton border in any colour, just make it look fun!
- Sewing machine
What to do:
- Cut out the format as shown in the example pattern or get creative and cut out the form of a cloud, flower, ladybug,…
- Start at the top of the bib on the side of the neckline to slide your cotton border over the sides and sew along them.
- Take a new piece of cotton border, fold it in half, sew over it for 30 cm, slide the rest over the neckline and sew it to the bib, finish with another 30 cm of cotton border.
- Hard to believe your bib is already done? If you have some spare time, just experiment with different shapes or designs (www.fromlolawithlove.com) .
This bib is easily wipeable so your little sprout, his bib, and his clothes, all stay clean. Don’t forget to check in next week and see what’s new!!!