How to DIY your own Ruffle Bib Tutorial #How-To & DIY#babies#baby clothes#crafts#diy#tutorial April 5 | Guest post by Rachel Denbow Ruby is three and a half months old. This means she drools. A lot. I didn't want to go out and spend a bunch on ugly bibs with sayings like 'Daddy's Princess' on them (no offense if you're into those) so I bought one ugly bib and then used it as a pattern to make my own. Now I'm ready for the drool! Materials: a bib (for your template) two coordinating fabrics (cotton is fine) chenille velcro scissors straight pins sewing machine and thread Step 1: Place the bib on your chenille, trace and cut out. Cut a strip of fabric about 3" x 14" and pin the top, middle, and bottom of it to the center of your bib. Pleat your fabric evenly and stitch down the center. Step 2: Then stitch back up on both sides of the ruffle. You'll have three straight stitches down the ruffle at this point. Cut out a small square of velcro and stitch it to the top of one side, where your bib would attach around the neck. Step 3: Put the chenille face down onto your other fabric and pin down. Cut around your pattern so that the coordinating fabric is now in the same shape as your chenille piece. Step 4: Stitch around the edges stopping about 3" short of where you started. Unpin and turn the whole shebang right side out. Step 5: Iron your bib flat and top stitch around the outer edges. Stitch the other side of your velcro piece on the back side to correspond with the other piece of velcro. Then test it out to see how pretty it looks on your little one! Simple and quick because who has time to waste when there are babies cooing at you! Join our community! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guest post written by Rachel Denbow I'm a twenty-something girl with a love for old things and a constant itch to be making something useful or pretty. I spend my days sewing, stitching, painting and dreaming up new product for my best friend's store, Red Velvet Art, teaching online art journal and craft classes, and can often be found on the floor of my son's room playing trains. http://racheldenbow.blogspot.com PREVIOUS Cedar in springtime NEXT MamaLit Book Review #2 – Sleep is for the Weak Show/Hide comments [ 4 ] I wish I would have thought of this great idea. We were gifted so many cheesy bibs, we stopped caring and just used them. Often we turned the plastic back one's around because then everything wiped off easily. Nice work! Reply Love, love, love this. Reply this is a great idea, great!! im going to use it Reply LOVE the bib! Thanks for sharing!! Also love the shoes–can you tell me who they are by? I think the bib and coordinating shoes is a perfect gift!! 🙂 Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.