How to Applique a Baby Bib



Sewing a simple appliqué design will fancy up any baby bib. Here's a simple method for appliquéing a baby bib.

Steps

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    Cut out the template you plan to use for the appliqué. Select a simple pattern to make the project an easy one.
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    Cut out the bondaweb around the template. You can do a rough cut for this step.
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    Place the bondaweb cut out on the scrap of fabric. Make sure to have the "rough" side or adhesive side down on the fabric scrap.
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    Press the area with a medium-cool iron.
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    Place the template on the bondaweb and carefully trace around it using a pencil.
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    Cut out the appliqué.
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    Peel the backing paper off the bondaweb and position it on the bib.
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    Press again with the iron using a medium-cool heat setting.
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    Turn the bib over and press on the other side.
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    Place the template on the interlining and make a rough cut around it.
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    Pin a few sewing pins on the right side of the bib.
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    Apply the rough cut interlining piece on the wrong side of the bib using the sewing pins as a placement guide. Make sure the rough side (the adhesive side) is placed against the bib fabric.
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    Press with a medium cool iron over the interlining piece.
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    Remove the sewing pins.
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    Sew around the appliqué using a tight zig-zag sewing stitch.
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    Use a slow stitch speed, and a steady pace, while sewing the outside edges of the appliqué for the best results.
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    Trim loose threads on both sides of the project.
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    Admire your handiwork as the project is done.

Things You'll Need

  • Scraps of fabric
  • Baby bib
  • Interlining
  • Bondaweb
  • Thread
  • Template for cutting out appliqué pattern

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