Snaps are the best closure for homemade bibs

I make bibs, lots of bibs. Many other people do, I see them on Pinterest and on other blogs. I love the colors and cool ideas but when I see Velcro closings or tie strings I feel for the Mom. I started out with both of those ways to close a bib. I learned the hard way that the child can whip that Velcro bib right off. I also had wiggly kids, not enough time and hand to tie on a bib. I am here to tell you, Snaps are the best closure for homemade bibs.

snap re 1I will show you how my husband puts them on all of Zara's bibs. Yes, it's a two person operation here. I do the sewing and take all the credit. He does the snaps.

He uses the white Babyville snaps. Why? Because that's all I buy! White goes with everything, yes?snap re 2

He also uses the Dritz tools to get those snaps to stay.

I bought the plier like mechanism at Joann Fabrics.  If you click on the link it will take you right there. I am just a fan, not a paid endorsement here.

If you are only making one bib, you might as well make it the right way!

I get the bibs done and I float them down from the loft to him.

snap re 3He lines up the ends of the bibs and sticks the pointed tool through. This creates a hole that matches on both sides.snap re 4

Clever, yes?

He has 3 different plastic bags.

He selects two of the covers.

He also selects one receiving piece and one with a piece that fits in the receiving piece.

snap re 5On the first piece, you don't have to worry about which one goes where.

But on the second one, you have to make sure the bib will lie flat when it's snapped. snap re 6

Once he has selected a top and a back piece, he lines them up.

Then he uses the pliers.

He lines them up. First he just pushes down.

Then he uses his muscles and it is secure.

snap re 8Onto the second side.

Make sure the snap pieces will meet correctly. snap re 9

Line them up and get the pliers.

Get it on the pieces gently.

Now Macho Macho Man takes over!

snap re 10snap re 11Done and done!

Cute bibs that are functional. Clean baby. Well, relatively.

Sew happy!

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I have lots of posts about bibs. Here are the first and last from my year of bibs.

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