This is probably going to be my new go to gift for a baby shower. Sure you can have boring solid color bibs and boring rags for burp cloths. But why not put fabric scraps to good use and brighten things up a little bit.
The front of the bibs are mostly jersey fabric from left over tshirts which have since been made into quilts. I used flannel for the back of the bibs because it sticks to clothes and makes it lay down better. And for the burp cloths, I bought diapers and zig zag stitched the fabric to them.
This was about 2 hours of work and the only thing I had to buy were the snaps for the bib. You can also use velcro, I just thought the snaps would keep it on better.
Take this type of thing to a baby shower and people go nuts for it. Everyone likes it when they know a gift has been customized. It is nice when it is such an easy project that goes over so well.
And this, my friends, is why you should never throw away fabric scraps.
This one was for a friend from college
I made this one for my sister
Model Meredith shows how to carry it correctly
I am going to try to make my first little girl’s dress soon, I am thinking very simple tunic style. Probably something along these lines. Pretty sure I am going to piece a bunch of scraps together for it. That when when it goes horribly horribly wrong, no one will notice because the fabric is so crazy anyway.
Last year I made these for a friend who was having a baby.
So, as with any project, I ended up with a lot of scraps. Anything smaller than a half inch square I usually throw away. But for everything else, I throw it in a big bin and wait until I have enough of a certain theme or colors that go together and make a piece of fabric out of the scraps. I have made some pretty cool purses out of scraps in the past. This time, the fabric turned out like this:
I really like how it turned out. Lots of color.
Now I just need to figure out what to do with it. Currently in the running are hotpads, bibs or dog harness. Let me know if you have fantastic ideas. If you come up with something that I think will work, I will probably give it to you. So here is your chance to have a free Emily creation!
The piece is about 12.5″ x 16.5″