Sunday, March 11, 2012

thirty day thread: days ten and eleven

So as my first project after a brief hiatus, I decided to tackle some baby bibs thanks to a great tutorial I found on pinterest.  

It was a great tutorial except for the fact that my understanding of the project was a little off.  I had envisioned trimming the entire bib in bias tape but that is not what the instructions actually said.  Some improvisation was in order, which is a little scary considering my novice-ness (is that a word?).  

Long story short, it took me about two hours to make this creation:

It was so, SO hard for me to figure out how to sew the bias tape around the edge.  I had it all pinned but things went askew from time to time.  I also had threaded the bobbin wrong causing some weirdness.  It was so late by the time I was done I decided to save the other bib for the next day.  

The next night I stayed a little closer to the tutorial directions.  It went a little more smoothly.  I still had trouble with the bobbin which, unfortunately, I did not fix until the end.  Oh well.  Here is my second little bib, made from an old flannel pillowcase:

The pocket part is made from the side of the pillowcase which had some pretty little eyelet designs.  In case you're wondering why I made girly bibs, these are intended to be gifted to a friend who recently had a baby girl and loves vintage-y and not too girly designs.  I thought these would work.  I am finding out more and more what a perfectionist I actually am because the flaws in these projects makes me not want to give them away.  My husband urges me to do so anyway, so I am trying to get over it!  

For day twelve I want to finish up the last bib - I wanted to make a set of three.  Hopefully it will all come together really well.  Three's a charm, right!?  


  1. I'm the same way, with "perfection" if gifting. BUT bibs are so useful and who looks at them at close? Just tell her you are learning something new and thinking about her...presto. The perfect bib!