Pinwheel Bib Tutorial–{Lemon Tree Creations}

Today we have a guest from Lemon Tree Creations visiting us to show us how to sew simple and easy bib.   I have had an affection for pinwheels lately so it is so fun to see one used as a theme for a birthday party.   Here is the bib Tiffany created to go along with her daughter’s 1st birthday.   Take it away Tiffany…
Hi!   I am Tiffany, wife to one amazing man, mother to three sweet babies, wanna-be seamstress, and a part-time crafter.   I blog at Lemon Tree Creations sharing my decorations, creations, and sewing attempts every Tuesday.
My #3 baby is turning 1 in a few short weeks.   She is my last baby so I am not taking this well.   Instead of focusing on this unavoidable fact of life, I keep myself busy with party preparations and we are all happy!
The bib is a big deal for that first birthday.   It had to be special and handmade by Momma.   With pinwheels as the chosen theme, I decided to coordinate with that.

I began by using a store-bought bib to make a cardstock pattern.   I simply traced it onto cardstock and then cut it out.

I chose yellow and white seersucker as the fabric for the main part.   I pinned my paper pattern to the fabric and cut it out.

I had a barely used hand towel at the bottom of our linen closet that could be used for the backing.   It was freshly washed and just waiting to be made into a bib.

I pinned my paper pattern onto the towel and cut out another of the shape for the back.

Next, I made a square pattern out of paper about 3 1/4” x 3 1/4” size.   I chose two other fabrics in party colors and cut out the squares.

I then laid the squares with wrong sides together.   I made cuts about 2/3 of the way down diagonally at each corner.

The next step was to sew around all the edges in my square including the cut ones to hold the fabric pieces together. Now it was time to sew the square onto the front bib fabric.   I pinned it into place first.

I then sewed an X in the middle of the pinwheel to keep it securely on the bib.

 My next step was to fold every other triangle down to the center.   I pinned them in place one at a time sewing around the part of the triangle that was left lying on the bib.
When the triangles were unpinned, they remained loose and open.   I then pinned them all into place and sewed a circle around the middle.
 I sewed a button in the center to complete the pinwheel top.
 I used a thin piece of ribbon to make the stick and sewed right down the middle of it.
I chose a coordinating ribbon to use as my closure for the bib.   I pinned it into place before I began sewing the bib pieces together.
 I kept the bib right side out and sewed around the edges.   Raw edges were the look I was going for and especially since this is a one-time use special occasion kind of bib.
After it was all put together, I sewed a coordinating button on one end.
Now the it will stay closed and stay put on our birthday girl.
The completed project just made me smile.

 Now that my project is complete, I am lovin’ it but still hatin’ the fact that my baby is turning one.

Thank you for having me, Beckie!   It’s been so much fun.
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  • http://www.adaywithlilmama.blogspot.com Mindy

    love this. pinning this pinwheel ;)

  • http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/ Jamie

    That is so adorable. I would love for you to stop by http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/ on Monday to link up your bib and any other projects you would like to share.

  • Patrice

    I love this! So cute and simple, and the colors are great!