Free Baby and Toddler Bib Patterns

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Free baby bib patterns are a great way to make an assortment of different-style baby bibs without investing in purchased patterns. Using towels or fabric scraps make baby bibs an economical choice to make as a baby gift or shower gift. Embellishments make any and everything special so explore possibilities and gather your and smiles are ahead with fantastic baby bibs!

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    Hand Towel Baby Bib With Opening

    Woman sewing towel

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    A towel is absorbent, which is a great head start for a baby bib, but this one goes a step further. The directions include a simple-to-sew opening which eliminates having to take this bib off by taking it over the head and getting the food in the baby's hair.

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    Child's Bib With Sleeves

    Toddlers eating with long sleeve bibs

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    Use this simple pattern with three pieces to fashion a bib that preserves clothing. It makes a great shower or baby gift!

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    Slobber Monkey Baby Bib

    Baby girl with bib

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    This great pattern for a good-coverage bib has excellent directions and a printable pattern. This pattern was featured on Sew It All TV.

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    Easy Reversible Bib Pattern and Tutorial

    Baby laying with bib

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    This free pattern offers baby- and toddler-size options for a basic bib with endless possibilities. Use fabric embellishments and vary your fabrics for unique bibs.

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    Terry Cloth Bib With Sleeves

    Terry cloth bib

    Once children start feeding themselves, a bib isn't enough! A bib with sleeves may be the perfect solution to preserve the clothes they are wearing since everything isn't "just" finger food.

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    Over-the-Head Towel Baby Bibs

    Towel bib

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    This is a simple-to-sew version of a towel bib that slips over the head. A towel and ribbing are all you need to finish this bib but ideas for dressing the bib up are in the directions.​

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    Towel Bib With a Cap Sleeve

    DIY cap sleeve bib

    Trina Holden

    This tutorial offers the pattern and step-by-step directions to convert a regular towel into a bib that does the job. There is also a bonus: a tip on sewing on your own bias binding. One specialty foot for the sewing machine makes the job easier!

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    Over-the-Head Towel Bib

    Over the head towel bib

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    Nancy Zieman offers a very professional step-by-step tutorial to convert a towel to a bib by using ribbing on the neckline. Use embroidery or other fabric embellishments to "dress up" the bib.

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    Towel Bib Tutorial

    DIY towel bib


    This tutorial guides you through making a basic towel bib that goes over the head but this tutorial uses a serger. This is a great "get to know you" serger project!

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    Target Towel Bib Video Tutorial

    Young girl wearing towel bib


    This video is loaded with tips and information! By making your own bias tape, knowing the right side from the wrong side of ribbing fabric, and so much more, you'll end up with a great towel bib that doesn't need to go over the baby's head.

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    Baby Bib "How-To" Tutorial

    Multicolored baby bibs

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    This is a great style bib to use all day every day for drooling and spit up. The style of this bib goes around the neck and closes with a snap. The construction of this bib uses two layers of fabric, making endless possibilities.

    Use towels, flannel, and fabric scraps to make an endless supply of usable baby bibs! This is a great item to make as a new baby or baby shower gift.

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    Preppy Bib

    Preppy baby bib

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    This tutorial guides you through re-purposing a polo shirt into a bib. This is a great way to use stained shirts or outgrown clothes. Don't have any? Try a local thrift store or internet yard sale in your area for baby clothes.​

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    Bias Tape Baby Bib

    Infant wearing bib

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    It always amazed me just how drooling could stain baby clothes. This simple little bib is a great way to prevent stains!