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Bib With Armholes

Bib With Armholes

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Published by: Alyssa Jackson on Aug 31, 2010
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“Fabulous Fifties” Bib Tutorial by Nicole Mallalieu

You will need
• 35cm towel or towelling (use a cheap bath towel) • 35cm main fabric • 25 - 40cm Contrast fabric for binding • For the Pocket (optional) • 8cm contrast fabric • 8cm Fusible, woven interfacing • 8cm plain cotton fabric (to line the pocket) Using a window (or light-box) behind the pattern, align the broken lines and stick the pattern pages together with tape.
TIP You can use the page break as a point to lengthen or shorten the bib pattern if you wish. You can also trace off the front pattern on the fold, to make a full pattern for the front piece, which will be more accurate than cutting fabric on the fold.

Pin out the pattern and cut 1 x front and 2 x backs in both the main fabric and the towelling. If you’re using the pocket, cut out one piece in each of the materials listed above. Fuse the interfacing to the main fabric of the pocket piece. Stay-stitch or tack/baste the fabric to the towelling/ lining around each piece. Trim around the towelling edges of the bib pieces to make sure the edges of fabric and towelling are level. This will make the binding easy to attach. Follow the instructions on the bias tape maker, cut, join and press enough bias strips to make 2.25m of bias binding. Fold the bias tape in half lengthwise, and press a crease the whole way down the middle of the tape – bringing the two folded, outside edges together.

©Nicole Mallalieu Design 2007


and stitch the binding into place (you can use zig-zag stitch if you are not confident of the accuracy of your sewing). Overlay the pocket (if you choose to use it) and stay-stitch it in place around the outside edge. centre-back curves of the back pieces. Leaving a length of about 15cm (6") from each centre-back point. Line up the shoulder seams. Stitch the folded edges of the binding together from end to end of the length of the tape. ©Nicole Mallalieu Design 2007 www. zig-zag or use binding to trim the seams. Tie a knot to “seal” each end of the tape.nicolemdesign.au . sew the binding around the outside edge of the neckline. Wrap the tape over the edge of the pocket top (optional) and the long.com. Sew them at a depth of about 7mm (or 1/4 inch) and overlock.

au . stitch over the stitching on the bias tape. From the right side of the bib. Too cute… ©Nicole Mallalieu Design 2007 www.com. Tuck the 1cm over-run of binding up under the side seam. This will attach the base of the armhole to the front of the bib. Leave about 1cm of binding running over the end of the side seam. Give the bib a press.nicolemdesign. and pin it into place. Overlap the edge so that it sits about 5 - 10mm past the sewn edge of the bias binding on the front of the bib. Sew binding around the outside edge of the bib from the base of one side seam to the base of the other. Fold the armhole of the bib around. until the bound side seam edge meets the widest part of the bib front. Hand-stitch any little raw ends of the binding at the side seam out of sight.

FRONT Cut 1 Fabric Cut 1 Towelling CUT ON FOLD .side seam OPTIONAL Trace off the POCKET from this line to the base of the bib "Fabulous Fifties" Bib .

Align the line ends.BACK GRAIN LINE Cut 2 + 2 Towelling .Stick this end of the paper the other page to complete the bib pattern. side seam "Fabulous Fifties" Bib . base of the bib.

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