Reversible oilcloth bib
January 6, 2011 § Leave a comment
I picked out a cute oilcloth, and a fun pink for the back, then I used a bib that I had to trace a pattern with disappearing ink onto both fabrics and cut out the two sides.
With wrong-sides facing each other, I stitched around the outside with a 1/8 inch seam allowance. Go slow, there are a lot of little curves to this one.
I used single-fold bias tape in a complimentary color to go around the outer edge. You’ll need to adjust the yardage you need depending on the size bib you’re making. I used about a yard, but this one was a smaller bib.
I pinned the bias tape to the outer edge, and then I stitched along the fold line of the tape closest to the edge. I folded the tape over and stitched it under with a 1/4 inch seam allowance from the back around the entire thing. Again, you’ll need to exert some patience during this step. I have a cute little snap to apply to the back of the collar to join the two sides together.
Lessons learned: Take note of the type of bias tape you’re using. I may have applied mine incorrectly for the first half of the bib, and then used up all the swear words I know ripping the stitch so I could go back and apply it correctly.