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!
To 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 bibs 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!
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!
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