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.

26 comments:

  1. Ok, That is out of control CUTE! love it!

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  2. Oh. WOW. I just had to scrape my jaw up off of the floor. That is SOOOO cool!!!

    I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-vinyl-mustache-baby-bib/2010/06/14/

    --Anne

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  3. Oh, that's adorable! Your little guy looks immensely pleased with his new bib.

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  4. So glad to meet you! I too have boys and I'm always glad to find someone who makes things for boys! This is too cute and so easy!

    I'd love for you to visit the Southern Institute!

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  5. This is the cutest bib I have seen in a long time! LOVE IT!

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  6. what a cute and funny idea! i'll have to make one! thanks for sharing the idea!

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  7. I like the vinyl idea. I was looking for something easy to clean for a bib and just used dish towels, but the vinyl idea is great.

    Thanks

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  8. Cute! Especially cute on your little model. :-)

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  9. This is too cute!! Very creatiave

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  10. Good grief, you are amazing! This is too cute! People like you give me an inferiority complex. :o)

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  12. That is so stinkin' cute!

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  13. Darling!! And how do you stand it?? He is SOOOOOOOOOOOO cute!!!! I just wanna squeeze him, such a cute little guy!

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  14. Blah ha ha ha! That is stinkin' cute! I love that picture of Bade! That bib is to die for-- so fun! I love it.

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  15. My husband would love this for our little boy. He and his brothers grow mustaches for Thanksgiving. A crazy tradition that started back in 2003. This would be a way my boy could be a part of the group this year! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. this is awesome Cheri. I know a couple that we're friends with that would LOVE one of these for their son.

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  17. My kids are way too old for bibs, but I have to comment on how flippin' adorable your little guy is - such a face!!!!

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  18. totally cool idea! and so easy! Perfect.

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  19. I made one of these for Ash for Canada Day and will be linking back to you tomorrow in my post! Thanks for the amazing idea I can't wait to make more!

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  20. I made this for my friend! I LOVE it. Thanks for the idea. If you want to see the one I made it is here...

    http://thecraftycopycat.blogspot.com/2010/08/my-friend-loves-staches.html

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  21. Totally snatching this idea for my awesome sister in law who's about to have her 2nd little boy in 18 months! She's a super hero!

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  22. this is fantastic! i have a blog for me to just play with and i posted this there. http://faynilla.blogspot.com/ thanks for sharing! i love your tutorials!

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  23. I love all your mustache stuff!

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  24. It also puts your little dude right in the groove for Movember.... November is the month to grow a moustache for men's health (www.movember.com). Women have October and their pink; Men have Movember. This is so awesome too bad I didn't see it before the start of the month but...

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