Bib for pattern
1. Lay your bib on top of your freezer paper and use something to hold down your edges so that it doesn't curl up on you.
2. I used my Cutterbee craft scissors because they are the sharpest things I've ever seen. I traced around the edges of my bib AT LEAST 1/4 inch larger than the bib. I wanted a certain look for my bib, so I altered the outline a bit.
I went about an inch and a half larger around the top and sides of my bib.
3. Here is my pattern all cut out. When you use the super sharp scissors, they should cut nearly completely through the freezer paper. Pardon my fold line. I jumped the gun a little in my photo taking.
4. This is the fabric I chose. I chose minky because it is amazingly absorbent. My friend had chosen flannel and broadcloth. I had some minky and cotton on hand, so that's what I used.
The great thing about using freezer paper is that it has a plastic coating on it! I'll explain why in a minute. Lay your freezer paper pattern shiny side down on your fabric. I had mine folded so that I could cut out two bib pieces at the same time.
Pardon the minky fabric. I skipped taking a picture on the dot fabric. Iron your pattern down to your fabric. DO NOT THROW IT AWAY! You can use this several times before it won't stick to your fabric.
Cut carefully around your pattern.
Repeat ironing your pattern to your quilting batting and minky.
5. Lay your cotton fabric face UP on your work surface. And then place your minky face DOWN directly on top of your cotton. Then top with your quilting batting. I HIGHLY suggest always putting the minky in the center of your sandwich. When you go to sew it, the minky will stretch all out of proportion if it is directly on the sewing machine foot.
Here's what your fabric sandwich should look like all together.
6. Pin all the way around your bib.
7. Sew 1/4 inch seams all the way around your bib, leaving a 4 inch gap that you do not sew.
8. Trim the corners so that your corners so that your fabric will lay flat when your turn it out.
9. Turn your fabric right side out. Flip it with the minky and batting on one side and the cotton on the other.
10. Iron your bib down completely. This is very key. Your gap should be folded in and pressed so that it forms a type of seam. You will finish this up in a minute. Pin your gap down.
11. Position your sewing foot very close to the edge of your fabric. About 1/8 of an inch away from the edge. Sew all the way around your bib.
12. Take your Velcro pieces and cut about an inch off.
This is what it will look like Velcro-ed together.