I have busy with a lot of things lately, but I finally I had time to do some craft sewing. I made bibs for my Grandson’s first birthday. I brought them over to his house today. I think his Mommy was a little impressed — my grandson not so much. But he tried them on and he sure did look cute in them! (I suppose Grandma is biased.)
I learned a lot when I made these! You can click on them to make them larger.
This is made with PUL FABRIC. (For description of PUL fabric click here.) It is a simple bib as I wanted to learn how to sew with PUL Fabric. The fabric is not forgiving. Once the needle makes a hole the hole is there forever! Placing the pattern on the fold doesn’t work . . . at least for me! I had to make a full pattern piece and place the pattern on unfolded fabric. I also needed to use a very sharp needle! I changed the needle before sewing Bib 2
After learning how to use PUL, I decided to make a pocket bib. I appliquéd the tie. Learning to appliqué on PUL fabric is interesting. There is no room for error because once the needle goes through the fabric you have a hole! Appliqué makes many holes. Time to be very careful!
I made this bib from some old jeans of mine. I used a embroidery pattern from embroidery library. It is topstitched with jean thread. I used a large needle with a large stitch length. Next time, after talking to others, I will lubricate the needle.
Well, now I off to sewing something else for my grandson.