Around here–if it’s going to be rainy and cold outside there aren’t really a ton of choices. You either cook…
or sew. Looking at my pretty little fabric stash–sewing won, hands down.
I did a bit of exploring online and found some really pretty apron patterns–for free. And since it is the season for playing around in the kitchen it seemed like the perfect thing–Thanksgiving aprons. Ahhhh….
A common complaint from moms all over the place is that at dinner time, their babies are nice and covered with bibs all except for their arms. No problem, unless they are wearing long sleeves. Now they still need to change because they have apple sauce on their elbows. To these moms–I say…Meet the “Sunday Bib.”
It’s nearly a smock but without so much back—and again, it’s made from a disguarded T-shirt and a cute new washcloth. Sorry, couldn’t help the Halloween colors. It must have been the moon…
We cut the bottom of the shirt off about 2 inches below the sleeves. Then, just put the washcloth where you want it and pin it in place–to just one side of the shirt.
Be sure to keep the back side fabric out of the way–and sew the washcloth onto the shirt a few inches below the neck ribbing.
You may want to take in a bit of the sleeve if the shirt is really huge. Just trim off the excess.
Slit up the back side of the shirt. You can fold in and sew all the raw edges if you’d like to, but that’s the beauty of using T-shirt fabric–it doesn’t fray, so you don’t HAVE to unless you want to.
Sew a tie of ribbon or soft string at the neck top, on each side. I used the shiny cord from old gift bags. It’s the perfect length and it comes in every color of the rainbow. Hey, you were throwing it out anyway!
And there you have it my darlings. It’s quick and simple and every mom that sees it says, “Ohhhh, yeaaaah. That’s what we need!”
you end up with quite a pile of scraps. Perhaps you’ve noticed, but I just have a hard time wasting stuff like this. I’d say it was because I’m a child of the depression, but I’m not. It’s just fun to find a new life for something on it’s last leg.
You will need:
So, we cut the sleeves off and most of the front and back and cut through the back neck piece of the shirt.
Then we laid the washcloth on top…
and sewed it on.
You can sew down the bottom of the shirt back to the washcloth as well, if you’d like. Some I did, some I didn’t. Either way works.
Another way to do it is to cut the shirt in more of a half circle…
and sew it on top of the washcloth. Again, either way works.
We found that if you turn the bib around–it also makes an adorable cape…