I have mentioned this before…I’m a pretty new seamstress. I can do straight lines, and I have finally taught myself how to thread the machine and change the bobbin. I could probably become more accomplished at sewing if I put my mind to it, but for now, straight lines are my life. Well, maybe straight lines with a few curves. But I learned how to do a few new tricks with my most recent project: sewing baby bibs!

Sewing Baby Bibs:

I found the pattern in my new favorite sewing book, Bend the Rules Sewing by Amy Karol, from the angry chicken blog. The book is just marvelous, and it’s perfect for a newbie like me. It has so many easy to learn, and easy to read patterns in it. I have several more that I am dying to try. She has so many cool projects in this book..pillows, purses, aprons, blankets and much much more. It’s a great introductory book for someone who is new to sewing. She gives a lot of great advice and instruction.

I made the bibs in neutral colors, so they would make perfect baby gifts for boys or for girls. I love the banana bib, Ella has a skirt with the same fabric. I can’t remember the exact shop, but I found the banana fabric on Etsy.com.

Henry loves the banana bib (and zucchini bread)! If you are looking for a sweet, thrifty, meaningful, useful gift to give a new baby, consider making a few of these! Or if you are looking for a perfect gift for the rookie sewer in your life, consider Amy Karol’s book. You can’t go wrong with either one.