4th of July bib - DIY

It's fun to dress up for holidays and even more fun to make a baby look festive, am I right?  You lucky readers who have been following this blog know that every month around this time there's a new bib to mark a month milestone.  This month is the 7th and what else happens in the 7th month?  Yep, the 4th of July.  Let's go through the steps I followed to make a 4th of July bib!

1big7reEach bib is inspired by the fabric.  I didn't feel I had in my stash just the right fabric.  That is my story and I am sticking to it.  I went out and purchased a half a yard of these two fabrics.  Star spangled fun!

It works out well for me that baby Z was one month in the first month of the year so this bib series has followed each month sequentially.  But you could start your bibs with the same theme on the front and just a different number on the back.  Here is a link to the very first month so you can see how I create the actual bib.

New to the blog?  You might want to check out last month's bib, it was a cutie.  2bib7re

For this month's project I wanted a number 7 and a star.  I googled both of those. Here are some choices for a number seven.  There are also lots of choices for star pics.  Before the internet, if you can remember that far back, I would have just free hand drawn those which is what I did for the star.  I sketched it on graph paper and just used a ruler to straighten up the lines.  Sometimes I like doing 3bib7rethings old school just to make sure I still can!

Plus I wanted the star to look a bit folk arty and not be perfect.  I like the way it turned out.  My daughter says all the bibs are too cute to really use.  I say, phooey!  Use them up and I will make more!

Here is our little 7 month old modeling her new bib and age!5bib7re

Whether you make a 4th of July bib for the baby in your life or merely relax and enjoy the holiday I'd like to wish all of us who live here a terrific 4th of July.

Happy birthday America!

Sew happy!

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