Bibpron Tutorial

My friend Jen came in town last week and had me sewing all day…in return she rearranged my furniture. She has an amazing eye for that stuff. She brought this cute little apron that she used for a bib for her daughter Morgen. She wanted to know if I could copy the pattern and make her a few more. I was unimpressed with the design and knew it could offer more. So I started tweaking and cutting and adding and came up with this design. I call it a Bibpron. It is a big kid’s bib. Isaac says that babies wear bibs but I can put this bibpron on him and he is fine. Say goodbye to spot treating and juice stains. Hellllllo Bibpron.

1. Download this pattern. You can print out one of both of the pieces and tape it together according to the pattern directions.

Note: Make sure you print it “as is” and that the page scaling is set to none (in the printing options).

Bibpron Piece 1.pdf

Bibpron Piece 2.pdf

2. Cut out two pieces of fabric with the printed out pattern. I cut out one patterned fabric and then a piece of broadcloth.


3. Pin the two pieces together right sides together. Using a 1/4″ seam sew it together leaving a 4″ opening.



4. Turn right side out and press closed the opening. Flip the bibpron over and press down 1″ on each of the sides.


5. Sew the sides down about 1/4″ from the edge. Then top stitch the whole bipron closing the opening we left at the bottom. Press.

6. Get a pin and 2 yards of twill tape or ribbon and weave the twill tape through. Tie knots at the end so that the twill tape will not slide through. I also take a lighter to the ends so they won’t fray.

BACK VIEW


Sweet…you are done. I love the adjustable neck. It also could be reversible. I think it is cute either way. It is way better than a normal apron and waaay cooler than a bib…it’s a bibpron. They are a must have for toddlers!

And just for kicks and giggles…let’s have a giveaway. I will give away a bibpron to two lucky winners. Because I hate a long, drawn out giveaway I will pick a winner when I wake up tomorrow.

Do you like how I say the giveaway at the end so you have to read this whole thing to see it? Hee hee…I am slick like that.

Here is my big boy posing for you…


You can also scale down the pattern to fit a smaller child. I would say this pattern would be good for 2+ age child.





  • Cynthia

    this is such a creative idea!!! i have a 3 year old (who is a very messy eater might i add) and this would be perfect ;)

  • Merissa

    What a fantastic idea. I have a 2 1/2 year old that has turned me into a stain removing queen. I think these would do great on etsy.

  • Marne

    Very cute! My 3 year old daughter would love this!

  • wedogmomma

    Um, did you HEAR me griping tonight as I stripped my daughter down for spaghetti?

    She’d LOVE one of these rather than having to eat topless….which I’m sure is frowned upon after a certain age ;)

  • Mrs. D

    I admire how creative you are.. my brain just doesn’t work that way. I don’t even own a sewing machine. You are cool!

  • Andrea P.

    I’ve done this same thing. However, I just used a tea towel from the dollar store. Very cute! Nice work!

  • Amy

    I’m intrigued. I think I could make this! Of course, I have to win your giveaway so that I can actually see it. I’m more of a hands-on learner!

    Casey, though he just turned 4 and is far from wearing a bib anymore, is constantly spilling. It isn’t a meal unless he has spilled. He definitely needs one of these!

  • rachel

    Me Likey!!

    i wanna win. :)

    http://toadswildfamily.blogspot.com

  • MomE

    Oooo…do it! I wanted my hubs to call you and commission a mom necklace…and he wouldn’t cuz you didn’t have an etsy shop…he’s shy! HA!

  • Lynn Osborne

    I hope I’m not too late! These are very, very cute. My nephew is at the perfect stage for this as he now considers himself a “big boy” not a baby anymore! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Ells

    oooh, are you awake yet? I would love to pass this along to my sweet friend with two toddlers! Super cute, and I love how it fits snug with no gaps for food to sneak into!

  • Anonymous

    OK, just because you can NEVER have too many of these babies; I’m in!! Pick me, pick me, pick me– pleeeease!
    Jen

  • Jess

    I hate long drawn out giveaways too! Plus I love the Bibpron. My daughter is almost two and likes the fact that she can just rip the bibs right off of herself. So we have tons of spotted up clothing. Thanks velcro, but sometimes you can be a total letdown.

  • Ellen R.

    Oh, how cool! This would be perfect for my cutey-patootey niece!

  • Beck

    Ok WoW! I have 9 nieces and nephews that could use that, er, at least there Mommies would love it! What a great idea….never would of come up with that idea! Aren’t you clever? B:)

  • Christian

    am i too late?! count me in if i made it in time!! i am not even using my shift button to capitalize letters because i am in a hurry to make it in time for the giveaway!!

  • MiMi

    Woops. Now I see what you’re givin’ away. Those are CUTE! I think my 5 year old would even wear one!
    I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU DON’T ALREADY HAVE AN ETSY SHOP!
    We would keep you in business for sure.
    Will you ever make a bibpron for us adults? I think I need one.
    Macey

  • Chiloe

    First I thought: what did she rip off from a former baby boy bedding again? lol It’s a great idea ;-)

  • Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick

    I missed it!! This is adorable!!

  • Angela

    You know I am a lurker, but I had to comment on this. These are just about the cutest things I have ever seen.

  • Sarah

    Thanks for the pattern!

  • [email protected]

    This is fantastic and I LOVE the name! Thanks so much, I’ll be linking.

  • casserole

    What a great idea!! I posted a link to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-sew-a-bibpron-for-kids-too-big-for-baby-bibs/2009/05/29/
    –Anne

  • michellejohnnie

    Great idea! I love the adjustable neck! I linked to this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

  • The Bacarella Family

    love it! what a great idea

  • HDMac

    thank you for this tutorial and for letting me share it on my blog and for coming and visiting! :) You have great ideas and hope to share more of your wonderful ideas and hope it will get you more exposure! :)

    hugs,
    Marcia

  • Brooke

    Okay…LOL..I've been totally glued to your blog and creative ideas all day today. I'm very unfamiliar with this site and hoping that I successfully subscribed to your blog and entire page. =) Well, I'll be back later to peek on your newest projects. Thanks so much again

  • Jodee

    Yep…I like you! Thanks for the simple sew project…I bought some of the things today- sooooo pumped! Thanks for sharing your cute ones too! I love love LOVE your blog…..Thanks!!!!

  • Cher

    Is there any chance that the pdf patterns are still available somewhere? This looks easy to make, and very useful.

    Thanks.

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