A quick and easy sew to make a bunch of cute bandana baby bibs for your little one. It makes a great gift as well!


  • Flanelette or towelling fabric
  • Cotton fabric
  • Thread in complimentary colour
  • Existing bib to trace
  • Kam snaps


  1. Find your favourite banana bib and trace around it on a piece of paper or cardboard, adding a 1/4 inch all around for your seam allowance.
  2. Mark your pattern onto both of your fabric pieces and cut them out. At this point I also like to find a round cup and trace around a picture that I like on the flannelette fabric to use as a feature for the front of the bib.
  3. If you’re adding the flanellete to the front of your bib, stitch it onto the front of the bib now wherever you. I do this using a wide zigzag stitch with stitches close together to get a nice finish around the edge and prevent fraying.
  4. Put the cotton and flannelette right sides together and pin.
  5. Stitch around the outside of the bib using a 1/4 inch seam allowance, leaving a gap of 2 inches for turning. Trim corners and clip curves.
  6. Turn the bib right side out and iron, being sure to iron your turning hole inside the bib with a clean edge.
  7. Top stitch around the edges of the bib, beginning with the turning hole to close it.
  8. Add Kam snaps to the back of the bib so you can clip it onto your baby, and you’re done!


If you don’t have a bib to trace, you can find plenty of free patterns online. Spoonflower has a good free one.

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  • mom478886
    • 10 Aug 2021
      6:43 am

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  • I made a bunch of bandana bibs with matching dribble cloths before my bub got here. I added two snap clips for different sizes so they will get decent use as he gets bigger. I opted for a softer towel material for the bib and regular towel for the cloths, and the cloths have come in handy so far! Keep and eye out for half price fabric sales at spotlight, toweling fabric can be very pricey!


  • I recently saw this et of DIY Bandana Bibs and I was very impressed with the quality and design of the DIY. The bibs are made of soft cotton fabric that is gentle on the baby’s skin and easy to wash. The bandana shape adds a stylish touch to any outfit and the snaps are adjustable to fit different neck sizes. The bibs come in a variety of colors and patterns that suit both boys and girls. I would highly recommend these bibs to anyone who is looking for a practical and fashionable accessory for their baby.


  • A lovely idea and so simple.


  • These are great. Given the price that people are charging for these “dribble bibs” at the moment, could save a lot by making them myself, and make them to match other outfits.


  • I had never considered making my own bibs before, they do look quite easy to do!


  • great idea to repurpose some old clothes.


  • Very cute. Love the koala fabric.


  • What a great way of using up offcuts. I’ll give these a try.


  • Very cute design. Will give these a go


  • Great design, easy to make! Great for gifts.


  • These are gorgeous and would make a really cute handmade gift!


  • These are adorable and look easy too!


  • They are something handy to make for a baby shower. Sound so simple too.


  • Love these. Such trendy good looking little items, but also really useful


  • Such a great idea.my friend is expecting a baby soon and that will be great project for her


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