Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Project Upcycle Day 16 - Striped Baby Bibs

I took a little break for Day 15 and am now refreshed and ready for another round of Upcycle Projects. Two days ago I asked you what I would make out of this assortment of striped baby clothes. Why is it that little boys receive so many garments with stripe patterns on them? I had tons to choose from. Anyway, all these clothes have been outgrown by both children now, so they were ripe for an Upcycling project! I gave you the hint that babies are messy!

So let's get into it.

1) Cut up various striped clothes and make more stripes in the form of a top (or front) of a baby bib. Cut out one large piece for the bottom (or back) of the baby bib. Cut some quilt batting to go into the middle.

2) I traced this pattern from one of the bibs we had for Logan that we really liked the size of. Cut all three pieces (top, bottom and middle) from the pattern.

3) Quilt the top and the middle together. I just zigzagged along the stripes that I had already sewed together.

4) Sew the back on (right sides together) leaving an opening to turn it right side out. Turn right side out. Zigzag around the edge, closing the opening as you go.

5) I cut some snaps off of one of the garments and sewed them tightly into place to keep the bib closed.

6) Make a few more!

**** These Striped Baby Bibs will be listed at Tawny Bee for $8 each. Half the proceeds from the sale ($4 each) will be donated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation as part of my Upcycle for Heart and Stroke 2010 campaign. ****

Stay tuned tomorrow for Day 17 of Project Upcycle for Heart and Stroke. I will be making something out of these cute jogging pants that are unfortunately way too short for my legs. Hint: Let's get physical!

Earlier posts in the Upcycle for Heart and Stroke Series:
General Information
Day 15: Break

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