June 14, 2010

Vinyl Mustache Bib

I'm excited about this post today because it's part of the "babyhood bonanza" going on over at luvinthemommyhood! You may have noticed the button in my sidebar the last month.  If you haven't stopped by the party yet, you'll find lots of fun and creative baby tutorials from guest crafters all around blogland.  Today it's my turn.

Well, you had to know I wasn't going to make a girly baby project.  Let me present the vinyl mustache bib.

It's super easy to make and super easy to clean.  Wipe it off and you're good to go.  Plus, it's always fun to have something stylish when you're heading out.

Alright let's get started.  You're going to need some vinyl, which you can buy at any fabric store.  I got mine at JoAnn's and used a coupon.  (Just sign up for coupons online.  It's great.)

1) Cut your vinyl to your desired size.  I made mine about 8 inches wide and 11 inches long.  You can make yours bigger or smaller, depending on the age of the baby/child.

2) Round all your corners.  You can use a CD as a guide for this to make it easier.  Just trace around the edge of the CD on the reverse side of the vinyl.  Then cut.  I chose to use pinking shears, just to make it a little more interesting.

3) Find a smaller circle to trace the hole for the neck.  Trace it on the back.  Cut a slit down to the circle and then cut out the circle.

4) Sew on your embellishment.  As you know, I think mustaches are very funny.  I drew the shape on the back of the vinyl first and then cut it out.  I used contrasting thread to stitch it on.  Be sure to take your time.  The vinyl can shift a bit, so be patient and lift the presser foot to turn your direction as needed.

5) Sew on a button and cut a small slit for a button hole.  Don't worry, the button hole won't tear.  The vinyl has a fabric-like backing and it doesn't really tear.  You could also do velcro or snaps, but I like buttons because my little guy can't rip it off. 

Now you have a fun, funky bib to whip out on playdates.

Don't forget to head over to luvinthemommyhood if you haven't been there to check out a month's worth of baby-oriented tutorials.  Thanks for stopping by.


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