My sister recently started a new job as a special education teacher. One of her students requires a bib when she eats at school. They did not have enough for her so I offered to make a few. I knew there were some awesome laminated fabrics out there!! My sister wanted it to go all the way down onto her lap. I have one finished and the other three are almost done.
|Pinned up with right sides together and strap ends peaking out!|
I found some FABULOUS Kaffe Fassett laminated fabric at Thimbles in Lockport.
With its 58" width one yard made Four 36X13ish bibs!
I got terry cloth from JoAnn's (definitely used a coupon), and put that on the back.
|Long View, Pinned up with right sides together. ON MY NEW SEWING TABLE!!! *squeal*|
To make the scooped neck I traced a protractor and cut it out! =)
The terry cloth scraps turned out to be perfect for straps. To finish off the strap
edges I used my good old serger! After some velcro is sewn on they'll be perfect!
After I turned them inside out, trimmed, clipped corners/curves I topstitched along the edges. Let me tell you what...... Laminated fabric definitely STICKS to your presser foot. It was
NOT very fun. I did not take close ups to show you my very uneven stitches. Finally, I put my feed dogs on low and released a TON of pressure from my presser foot. It started to work better. I might just finish the other 3 on my mom's machine since it has free motion quilting capabilities.... depends on if I decide to leave the house this weekend! =) (All in all it wasn't that bad... just not the smooth sailing I thought it would be!)
Since it is so long I sewed a 'quilting' line the width of the bib every 7 inches to
keep the fabrics from pulling apart.