Monday, August 8, 2011

Baby Band Bibs

I'm so excited to introduce you to today's guest blogger, Bliss, of Sew Bliss Sew!

Bliss is a graphic designer for an Ad Agency and is one of my most creative and artistic friends. Unlike myself, an amateur just dabbling in the artistic world, she has been at it for years, sewing and receiving her BFA in Graphic Design from Applalacian State. I was not surprised (but so excited) to see her featured on Design Sponge last winter for her Colorful Log Caddy, which you can see here.

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The woman can work wonders with her sewing machine and has a knack recycling older clothing into new fun and unique pieces.

You can find her on Etsy at Sew Bliss Sew.

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Thanks for sharing this project Bliss!!

I'm super happy to add this guest post to lemon tree creations while the lovely Erin Keith tends to her newest family member.

In honor baby Hannah, I wanted to share a project that's baby themed, these Baby Band Bibs!

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Materials:

-terry cloth -pinking sheers -pins -sew-on snaps -previously adored, currently abandoned t-shirt (with a cool graphic.)*

*if you don't have drawers full of old band t-shirts, any fabric will do.

1 If you have a bib to trace, use that as your pattern but if not, you can just cut it out of paper like I did. They're a pretty forgivable shape so you can probably wing it.

2 Once you've cut out the bib shape from your t-shirt pin it graphic side down onto the terry cloth

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and cut.

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Mark a 1 to 1.5" space to NOT sew along the edge. this will be how you turn it inside out. *be sure to lock your stitches on either side of the gap because pulling that bib inside out will stress the thread.

5 Cut the corners straight across and snip slits in around the neck so when you pull inside out it won't be super bulky with excess material.

6 Pull inside out.

7 Hand sew up the gap. You can use your machine to sew this little bit if you like, but the closer you sew to the edge the less noticeable.

8 Hand sew the sew-on snaps.

9 Voila!

Now your old band t-shirts can be appreciated by a new generation. Every band's dream.

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5 comments:

Alice August 8, 2011 at 7:14 AM  

I love this! I can think of so many graphic t-shirts to use this way and who ever has enough bibs?

Anna August 8, 2011 at 10:27 AM  

CUTE idea.....

Patrice August 9, 2011 at 6:03 PM  

What a great way to up-cycle old T's. With a little boy on the way I might just have to see what T-shirts I can steal from my husbands drawer, hmmm...

Erin A August 10, 2011 at 8:41 AM  

Deanna this is such a fun idea. I can only imagine smiling at my little one as they are wearing a little something that used to be a favorite of mine. Too cute.

Jailteeth August 15, 2011 at 1:27 PM  

that modest mouse shirt will live in infamy, i mean, infancy.

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