Wednesday, April 25, 2012

WIP Wednesday: repurposed jeans



I love a denim bib, it's classic.  It doesn't wear out, it's soft, it's cute and looks good with everything!  It's non-gender specific so it can get passed down to the next sibling or cousin . . .


If you don't save jeans for sewing projects, you can find little denim pockets at your local resale shop or garage sale on children's clothing or most men's jeans which have a perfect little (change) pocket.  

I have an old kingsize denim dust ruffle that I almost got rid of several years ago.  I'm so glad I kept it, I've used it over and over again.  A seamstress should always have a good supply of denim on hand to recycle, especially if you have teens.  You can save a ton of money repairing holes in jeans.  (I used to iron those jean patches into the backs of holes, but now I just sew a piece of denim to the back)


Bib directions
Pick 2 coordinating fabrics (preferably 1 in denim! ) I prefer to use flannel for the back, besides it feeling softer, it will absorb more.  Look for a slightly thinner or worn denim when making bibs, as it will be more pliable and not so heavy.

Press and starch your 2 coordinating fabrics.  (When sewing an item with 2 different fabrics, one is bound to shrink more than the other.  I prefer to press with heavy steam before cutting the fabric as apposed to pre-washing.  Starch will help the fabric from becoming distorted while cutting)

With right sides together, pin and mark bib pattern.  Cut out the 2 pieces of fabric together, at the same time.







Pin and sew the 2 pieces,  leaving a 2 inch hole along the bottom of the bib.  Cut notches around the curves to minimize bulk.   Turn right side out and press.

Cut out back side of small denim pocket before sewing onto bib to minimize bulk.  Pin pocket on center of front side of bib.  Sew down along edges using matching thread.  To make pocket functional, only sew along the top of the pocket flap, and up the sides of the pocket, stopping at the top of the opening on each side.  (back stitch to secure edges)



Sewing the pocket onto the front of your bib AFTER sewing front and back together will give your bib more stability (not as it is shown above)



Top stitch all the way around close to the edge of the bib.  (This will close the opening at the bottom)


My thoughts on picking your closure - A button would be adorable, but I'm too lazy to make the button hole, strings take too long to tie (and make), a velcro bib is easily pulled off by a toddler (so tells me an experienced mother) so I prefer a large snap.

These bibs will get lots of wear so reinforce the ends.

I hand picked this color and weight of thread that looks like the thread used on jeans.  

If you're interested in this pattern, leave me a comment and I'll email you the pdf.  Please make sure that you are not a "no-reply blogger".  

  
linked:





YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN:

denim quilt



63 comments:

  1. What a fantastic idea. they look great.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Too cute! We are going to have another little one in September and I will definitely be making some of these!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Great ideas for baby bibs! Would greatly appreciate the instructions if you please.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Could I have the pattern for the bib, I make them and then donate them to a hospital in my area. Thank you, Karen Shoutz

    ReplyDelete
  5. I a new great grandson and my husband passed away before he was born. I would love to recycle some of Papaw's jeans for him. I've used his shirts to make teddy bears. If you still share this pattern, I would love to have it.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I would love to have this pattern! I have several friends having babies and would love to have a cute gift to make them. Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  7. This would make for a great present, I would love to have the pattern.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love upcycling and reuseing. I would like ... no love ... the Pattern, please :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. I wood love the pattern if it's still available please☺

    ReplyDelete
  10. I would love to have this pattern to make bibs for my first grandchild due this month! Please email the pattern to me? My email address is moyraroux@outlook.com.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love your bibs! May I have the pattern please? I plan to make them for my new cousin.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Jennifer, you emailed me as a "no reply" blogger. Please send me your email and get the pattern right to you :)

      Delete
  12. Please email me the pattern, I'm expecting my first grandchild in March. Thanks so much! debimri@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. please send me the pattern smsaunders.9599@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. Would love to have this pattern for my first grandchild!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Lisa,
    You emailed me as a "no reply" blogger. Please send me your email and I will get the pattern right to you :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. I would love the Baby bib pattern. Neighbor across the Street just had a Baby Girl.. and I want to make her some for her Daughter..

    ReplyDelete
  17. I, too, would love to have this pattern> Would you please send me the pdf?

    ReplyDelete
  18. Eva, you emailed me as a "no reply" blogger. Please send me your email and get the pattern right to you :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. I would love a copy of this denim bib pattern. ssburga@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. Could you please send me the pattern? I would love to make this for my new grandbaby due in June... ( sowens760@gmail.com ) Thank you...

    ReplyDelete
  21. Me ha gustado. Me podrías enviar el patrón? Gracias!!!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I would love to receive this pattern. Thank you for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Nice. Please I would love to receive the pattern. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Hi my sister just had a baby and I would love to make her one of these! :)

    If possible I would love to receive the pattern.

    Thank you so much for this great idea.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Could I have your pattern - love the idea!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Looks easy enough to make more than one as gifts for our grandchildren. Please send me the pattern

    ReplyDelete
  27. How clever - I love it! Could you please email me the pattern? I was admiring your Kitten Around Quilt and stumbled on this while looking at your blog. Thank you. wtulloch@town.harwich.ma.us

    ReplyDelete
  28. pattern please rjnewman1@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  29. I would appreciate you sharing this pattern with me - rena@exhibitmanagement.com. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Hi, I would like the pattern for this cute bib, please. Thank you!
    rhonda_carmody@att.net

    ReplyDelete
  31. Love, love your quilts!! Would love to have pdf. Of bib.

    ReplyDelete
  32. I would love the pattern for this bib. I have been searching specifically for the side closure you have done. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Love the Bib and would like the pattern, please. Email address: nana2alyssa@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  34. I would love the pattern, it's a great idea. Please send me the pdf pattern. Thanks
    MLo

    ReplyDelete
  35. Please email your bib pattern. i have a new great granddaughter and would love to make this for her. pamkattawar@yahoo.com thank you!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  36. can you please send me the pattern, I'm using this for a school sewing project, my email address is darcylee2005@icloud.com

    ReplyDelete
  37. Could you please send me the pattern (karin.ruthven@gmail.com) - my friend's little boy would love this! Thank you very much.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Pattern Please!!! bbmurphy1957@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  39. Please send email pattern to caldwell.squared@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  40. Please send me the PDF of the baby bib pattern, I love it and would like to make several for gifts. Thank you

    ReplyDelete
  41. May I please a pdf of pattern. Have some jeans I need to start cutting but needing pattern. Want to donate them to young mothers that come to thrift store I volunteer at.

    ReplyDelete
  42. I am going to be an auntie in September! I love this idea! Would love your pattern!☺️

    ReplyDelete
  43. I would love to have a copy of this pattern, please. It's adorable!! My email is kelly4sew@aol.com Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  44. Adorable! First grandbaby is on the way, so please send bib pattern!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Love the denim baby bib! New grandchild on the way! Can't wait!!

    ReplyDelete
  46. I would love to make some of these for my coming niece. My email is flash5mort@hotmail.com
    These look cute and, more importantly, durable. Thanks for the complete instructions!

    ReplyDelete
  47. OMG So cute and I have a bunch of baby showers this spring could I please get the pattern??
    aliciabeth@sbcglobal.net

    ReplyDelete
  48. PERMAINAN ONLINE TERBESAR DI INDONESIA

    Website paling ternama dan paling terpercaya di Asia ^^
    Sistem pelayanan 24 Jam Non-Stop bersama dengan CS Berpengalaman respon tercepat :)
    Memiliki 9 Jenis game yang sangat digemari oleh seluruh peminat poker / domino

    - Adu Q
    - Bandar Q
    - Bandar Sakong
    - Bandar Poker
    - Poker
    - Domino 99
    - Capsa Susun
    - Bandar66 / Adu Balak
    - Perang Baccarat ( GAME TERBARU )

    Permainan Judi online yang menggunakan uang asli dan mendapatkan uang asli ^^
    * Minimal Deposit : 20.000
    * Minimal Withdraw : 20.000
    * Deposit dan Withdraw 24 jam Non stop ( Kecuali Bank offline / gangguan )
    * Bonus REFFERAL 15 % Seumur hidup tanpa syarat
    * Bonus ROLLINGAN 0.3 % Dibagikan 5 hari 1 kali
    * Proses Deposit & Withdraw PALING CEPAT
    * Sistem keamanan Terbaru & Terjamin
    * Poker Online Terpercaya
    * Live chat yang Responsive
    * Support lebih banyak bank LOKAL Yaitu : Bca, Bri, Bni, Mandiri, Danamon, Cimb niaga , Permata Bank dan Ocbc Nisp
    * Tersedia deposit via pulsa telkomsel dan XL serta OVO juga


    Contact Us

    Website SahabatQQ
    WA 1 : +85515769793
    WA 2 : +855972076840
    LINE : SAHABATQQ
    FACEBOOK : SahabatQQ Reborn
    TWITTER : SahabatQQ
    YM : cs2_sahabatqq@yahoo.com
    Kami Siap Melayani anda 24 jam Nonstop

    Daftar SahabatQQ
    #sahabatQQ #winsahabatQQ #winsahabat #rajakartu99 #windaftar

    ReplyDelete
  49. Hi I would really love this pattern
    Kindest regards lesley
    lesley.forrester1960@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  50. I have a new great niece coming, and would love to make this for her. Would you mind sending the pdf? Thanks so much!

    Carla

    ReplyDelete
  51. do you still have this bib pattern? i love it! i had found another but this is so much cuter! would love to have the pdf..thank you!
    kmrogers5354@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  52. My daughter is expecting a little boy in May and I would love to make her these bibs. I am hoping that this pattern is still available and you can send me the pdf. My email address is jackie.whissell@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  53. Thanks for sharing, nice post! Post really provice useful information!

    Hương Lâm chuyên cung cấp máy photocopy, chúng tôi cung cấp máy photocopy ricoh, toshiba, canon, sharp, đặc biệt chúng tôi có cung cấp máy photocopy màu uy tín, giá rẻ nhất.

    ReplyDelete
  54. Please send me the bib pattern to: Head2toejewelry@gmail.com. Such a great idea!! Love to use my old jeans for something useful for my grandbabies!!

    ReplyDelete
  55. This is such an awesome idea! I love it, please send me the bib pattern I would love to try this with my many left over scrap jeans!! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful ideas and projects with us!!

    ReplyDelete
  56. Thanks for sharing, great post!

    Áo khoác Đà Lạt chuyên sỉ và lẻ áo khoác áo khoác nam với giá ưu đãi nhất 2020. Luôn cập nhật mẫu mới chất lượng và dày ấm nhất kể cả với thời tiết lạnh giá các nước có du học sinh và xuất khẩu lao động. Aokhoacdalat.com được đồng hành cùng các bạn!!!!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for stopping by! I love reading your comments :)