Supersize Me bib - PDF sewing pattern

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I never had one of those tidy babies who targeted their messes accurately on their cute little bibs. Actually does anyone have a baby like that? I found most of the bibs on the market either ugly or too small to do the job. Plus they’re all sized for babies rather than toddlers – and in my experience, the bigger they get, the bigger the mess! So here’s the Supersize Me – a bib big enough to cover most of the child’s front with a variable neck sizing to suit babies through to toddlers. It has an absorbent backing so when bub’s done you can take off the bib and give face and hands a good wipe down.

- 40cm (16”) of a light weight fabric
- 40cm (16”) of a contrasting fabric in a similar weight
- 40cm (16”) in an absorbent fabric like terry towelling or flannel (or cut up an old cloth nappy or towel)
- 1 or 2 buttons depending on the age you make for (or Velcro)
- Other sewing things like scissors, sewing machine (pref. one that does automatic buttonholing), pins etc.

The circumference of the neck is 30 to 33cm (11 3/4 inches to 13 inches). This measurement is variable because I have provided two possible button placement points. The length of the front of the bib is 23cm (9") and the width at the widest part of the front of the bib is 31cm (12"). Just so you get an idea of the sizing on a child, the picture in the listing was taken when my daughter was about 15 months and the bib still fit her on the smallest button placement at 3 1/2 years. All seam allowances have been included in the pattern pieces and are ¼” unless otherwise stated.

The pattern is supplied to you as two PDF files. One containing the instructions with colour pictures and tips to get you through. The other is a printer friendly file for the pattern itself. All pattern pieces have been carefully and accurately hand drawn with plenty of easy to read labelling. Just print on A4 or US Letter size paper at 100% and sticky tape the sheets together at the edges. These files are now available for instant digital download but I am still available to assist you at teapotandsnail [!at]

I am happy for you to sell your finished item on Etsy as long as you credit Teapot & Snail as the designer on your page and do not mass produce the skirt.

    Average review
    Great size bib and easy to make!
    Dec 10, 2014 by lucyrn68
    Very quick sending pattern. Thank you!
    Jan 19, 2013 by A fellow maker
    Seller filled the order promptly.
    Oct 16, 2012 by A fellow maker
    Ordered and received the pdf very quickly. I read through the pattern and it was very easy to understand. I will be trying this soon!
    Jun 14, 2012 by A fellow maker
    Perfect - thanks so much :)
    Apr 26, 2012 by A fellow maker

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