4 Month Milestone bib - a DIY project

A 4 month milestone bib marks a big event in a baby's life, I know it did in the baby in our life!  Zara is 4 months old and she can hold her head up, sortof turn over, loves her feet and drools like a champ!

4bibrezTo make your own 4 month milestone bib all you need is a bib shape you like, fabric, a #4, snaps, batting and a sewing machine!  I've been showcasing these bibs4bibackre each month but the first month, I went through it step by step.  You can read that post here.  For my number 4, I just imaged searched 4.   Since Zara was turning 4 months old in April, I wanted something with yellow!  Once I chose yellow, the grey just followed naturally.  I only have about 30 more yards of different yellow and grey fabrics left in my stash.

If you missed earlier blogs about the yellow and grey quilts I made for Zara's nursery you can view them here or here. This gives you an idea of why I have lots of yellow and grey left over.  I was happy to use this dot fabric for the bib because the first time I tried to make a tissue box cover, I cut it wrong and these were the scraps I had saved.  Now I don't feel so foolish for having wasted that fabric.  Interested in knowing how to make a boutique tissue box cover?  You can read all about it here!  It adds a cute touch to her nursery!

I love making these bibs, I like that Zara has something different than most babies and that they are useful after the 4 month picture is taken.  She is drooling so much that  she wears a bib constantly now.  All the month marker bibs now have something on the back and as you can see, this one has a sun!

If you are making bibs I can't emphasize the snaps enough.  Ties are not easy to do and undo and velcro is too easy for the baby to undo.  To make it easier,  I bought the special plier type device at Joann's and I let my husband do the muscle work!  You can check them out at Joann's site.  I also bought a bag of the white snaps.  You will notice some people don't like the product in the reviews, I think it is all a matter of hand strength and without my husband's help, I probably wouldn't like them either.  Husbands are handy guys to have around!

881911_10151595932031565_739492630_oHere is Zara in her bib and she discovered another use for it, a snack item!  903581_10151595929461565_1910481079_oIf you clicked on the other blogs you might recognize the quilt and the rocker behind her.

You may have gathered from this blog that I love to sew and quilt.  I loved sewing first in High School when I could make my own clothes, then it sortof died down in my life.  When I could quilt for my own girls, it became such an important part of my life once again.  It has continued to be a huge part of who I am but you know, sewing for this little baby has given me unbelievable joy.  If there is an important baby in your life I urge you to MAKE something for him or her with your own hands.  And a bib, is just the right project for a beginner!

Sew happy!

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