I eased backing into sewing after my winter recess by sewing a stack of Baprons (baby aprons!). The pattern is from Craftiness is not Optional and, speaking as the mother of a messy eater, these are the best bibs ever! They offer great coverage to help protect clothing, and they can't be pulled off, even by the most persistent of babies (like mine). Win-win! And they come together so quickly... I just wanted to make more and more!
The pattern was originally offered for free, which is when I printed it and sewed a couple for my daughter. Now it costs $6 to purchase, but don't let that hold you back, because they are so worth it. Plus, the Bapron now comes in 2 sizes: the smaller size goes up to 18 months, and the larger size fits from 18 months to 3 years. I am going to make a couple of the larger sized Baprons for my daughter shortly, as she is quickly growing out of hers. Not only will the large size make a great bib, but would also be perfect as an art smock or apron for any type of messy project.
Two of these bibs will be going to a baby-to-be. The other two will be headed to a baby who is starting solid foods soon. I'm sure both mothers will appreciate these useful and pretty bibs.
All fabric is from the remnant bin at JoAnn. Bias tape was purchased pre-made.