slicker baby bibs

June 10, 2013

baby bibs tutorial / ann kelle

Looking for a simple baby shower gift to sew up? How about some baby bibs. For these bibs, Brooke used my Slicker fabric (laminated cotton) for the front and chenille for the back. It’s so soft and comfy with the chenille on the back. The Slicker fabric makes for easy clean-up. To make your own bib, below are some tutorials for you to check out. We used Heather’s Bailey’s tutorial for the smaller bibs and drew out a larger bib template for the toddler size. See below for Brooke’s additional tips. It was super easy and took less than 45 minutes.

baby bibs tutorial / ann kelle

Brooke’s tips: I cut the pattern out of just the laminate.  Then lay the laminate bib piece, right sides together over a larger piece of chenille.  Then using my walking foot, sew 1/4 inch seam, leaving an opening.  Then I cut both the chenille and laminate to reduce bulk and make turning right side out easier.  When top-stitching the bibs, I used a Teflon foot.  After the bib is finished, I tossed them in a warm water wash and then into the dryer.
Free Bib Tutorials: 
Heather’s Bailey’s Bib Pattern & Tutorial
Sew Me Happy Baby Bibs
Small Dreamfactory Baby Bib
Sew Creative’s 15 Minute Baby Bib Tutorial
Sew, Mama, Sew Basic Bib Tutorial
The Little Fabric Blog’s Easy Baby Bib Tutorial

baby bibs tutorial / ann kelle

baby bib tutorial / ann kelle

baby bibs tutorial / ann kelle

featured prints: urban zoologie “owls” slicker / urban zoologie “cows” slicker / urban zoologie “birdies” slicker / urban zoologie “pigs” slicker / girl friends “mermaid” slicker

(photos by Kelle)

posted by kelle at 3:06 pm
(8) Comments


  1. Brooke says:

    love, love how the photos turned out!!

  2. Mary ann says:

    Gosh I make bibs all the time for shower gifts, I will have to grab some of the laminate and try this, thanks!

  3. […] If you’re wanting to use laminated cotton for wipeable bibs, especially useful for solids, Ann Kelle has some great tips for working with laminated cotton. […]

  4. Veronica says:

    Great idea! I just made some bibs using terry cloth for the front and cuddle for the back, but these look especially useful for toddlers.

  5. Your blog is FABULOUS. Your photos are gorgeous, your taste in fabric is sublime and I’m in love with all of the color. Can I be you when I grow up? 😉

    Thank you so much for linking to my bib tutorial in your post.

    I’m following you on bloglovin. I can’t wait to drool over your blog posts on a regular basis.

    Best Wishes,


  6. Oh my goodness! I just realized you are Ann Kelle the fabric designer and that all of those fabrics are fabrics that you designed. I’ve been a fan of your work for a long time and am now even more excited that you linked to my bib tutorial.

    Thank you so much!


  7. Angela says:

    Where do I buy the fabric you have designed? I’m in Canada.

    • kelle says:

      Hi Angela, There are several online stores that carry my fabric, which you can find here. You can also check (search “ann kelle”). For a complete list of stores that carry our fabric in your area , please contact Robert Kaufman (800) 877-2066 or I hope that is helpful! Kelle