I’m nesting like a crazy person. I’m 36 weeks pregnant and at my last appointment a few days ago, my dr assured me that there is no way I’m going to go another 4 weeks! Yippee! I was telling some youth girls at my church…Its kind of like when you teacher all of a sudden tells you that you are going to get out of school 2 weeks early! Kinda crazy and awesome!
Anyway, I’ve been working on our Lumberjack Nursery for a while and am so excited about how its turning out! Its everything I wanted it to me. Since I’m so obsessed with our little man being a little lumberjack (no, still doesn’t have a definite name yet!), I keep looking for buffalo check items out in the stores for him…and lo and behold….there aren’t many out there. I really wanted some of those cute Bibdanas (yes, a cross between a bib and a bandana!) in a buffalo plaid and have I found any???? NO!
The only place that I have found to have my coveted buffalo plaid bibs is etsy, and frankly, I thought I could make my own for less than half the price…and ordering them online just wouldn’t have the same nesting satisfaction as sewing them would. Plus…I ended up using some of T-shirts from our old T-shirt company for the backing and that also satisfied my frugal gene. It was a perfect store of nesting and savings! 🙂
First I headed to Pinterestland (follow me here!) and found lots of tutorials on how to sew bibdanas! They are just so stinking cute, I cannot wait for baby to come to put them on him!! Anyway! I found lots of patterns, but ended up taking pieces of this one and this one to create my own plan.
Then I gathered up most of the t-shirts, extra fabric (and one of my daughters cast off denim dresses) to use for fabric. I also found some organic cotton batting at the store that was a remnant, so it was wayyyy on sale! Nice for my frugal gene!
My goal is to make about 10 or so more…I know its lofty, but they go really quickly (about 15 minutes each) when the fabric is cut and ready to go. I think the part that takes the longest is putting on the snaps. My pregnant fingers aren’t working the best right now! 🙂
Here is what I ended up with!
Here is the front:
Here is the back!
I love the way they turned out! These would be such a cute baby shower gift or baby gift for christmas!
Here are some fun Bandanna Bib Patterns to get you started! Have fun…and remember, they are for drool…so they don’t need to be perfect! 🙂
- How to Sew a Bandanna Bib by Project Nursery & Grey Harbor House This is the first one I have used and I LOVE it! In the tutorial, she used a terry cloth towel, I decided to go with some organic cotton batting and a tshirt for the backing. After baby is born and starts to drool….I will find out if this was a good choice or not, I guess!! 🙂
2. Free Bandana Bib pattern from White & Bright This pattern used metal snaps, I used plastic because I just thought they would be easier to put in…and I’ve never used the metal ones before! I’m sure you could use either with great results.
If you are pregnant and just don’t have the energy to make bibdanas- these ones are darling!
Have you been nesting and sewing?? I would love to hear more about what your projects are!