Fulfilling Your Pattern Needs
While hanging out with a friend in NYC, we came across Kipiis bib clips.The idea is that you can make a bib from anything – napkin, paper towel, whatevs.
I thought they’d be awesome for the niece or nephew, and kicked myself a bit for not picking one up for a gift. So, I made some from stuff laying around the house.
Here’s how I did it. The instructions make 2 at a time.
- One strip of fabric 2.5″ x 42″ (or the width of the fabric)
- Round elastic cord – two 3″ pieces
- Four 1/2″ buttons
- Four 5/8″ binder clips (you could go larger, if desired, as long as the buttons are bigger than the clip handles)
- Two decorative buttons
Create the Strap
- Fold the 2.5″ strip of fabric in half the long-way and sew along the edge.
- Press the seam open and flat.
- Turn the strap right side out. I do this by putting a safety pin on one side and guiding it through the inside. It’s easier to pull through that way.
- Press flat.
- Fold in half and cut in two, so that there are two pieces approximately 20″ long.
- Fold the ends twice so that the raw edge is on the inside and seam.
Make Size Adjuster
This part can be a little finicky. You’re making a piece that can slide up and down the strap in order to adjust the length as the kid grows.
- With needle and thread ready, create a figure 8 shape with one 3″ elastic piece.
- Sew the ends to the middle.
- Once secure, sew the button over the raw edges.
- Slip onto one of the straps.
- Repeat for second elastic.
- At the bottom of the straps, stack handle and a button.
- Sew them together onto the strap.
- Repeat for other end of the strap.
- Repeat for other bib clip.
That’s it. Seems like they’ll work okay. I’ll send one back with Mom this weekend to try out with Chloe.
Oh, yeah, The best part? Retail for Kipiis is $12-16. These were just made from supplies around the house, but I could probably buy the supplies for a dozen for less than that.
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