It seems like new babies are arriving every week this summer, popping out right and left. My neighbors, friends, and family, all seem to be having tiny new arrivals enter their lives. Each one of these sweet new tiny people need a little handmade something to take with them on their wee path as they start out into the world.
For me, making gifts by hands is a true joy and I love to have a little collection of simple ideas for quick gifts to give on different occasions. Lately I have been fond of the bib. Certainly I also love booties, blankets, and bonnets for the smallest folk.
As a mother of two, I have really enjoyed the handmade baby bibs we received when my big girl was was born. We are lucky to have that pattern widely available to the crafting masses in the book Bend the Rules Sewing by Amy Karol. Amy has the baby bib details all worked out. Both the soft flannel backing and the perfect size and shape make these our very favorite bibs on the shelf.
In Bend the Rules Sewing, Amy offers some great embellishment ideas for the bibs, but simply lovely fabric choices make for great looking baby bibs. Snaps make wonderful closures, but you can use anything from velcro to buttons.
So I say "Bring on the babies!" or should I say "Here come the baby bibs!"