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Baby Bibs




  • Baby bib template
  • 8 1/2-by-14-inch sheet of freezer paper
  • Felt
  • Ink-jet printer
  • Small binder clips
  • Snaps


  1. Step 1

    Iron an 8 1/2-by-14-inch sheet of freezer paper onto the side of a piece of fabric.

  2. Step 2

    Print design onto fabric using an ink-jet printer.

  3. Step 3

    Iron fusible vinyl to the right side of fabric.

  4. Step 4

    Download and print baby bib template.

  5. Step 5

    Trace shape onto freezer paper.

  6. Step 6

    Peel off freezer paper.

  7. Step 7

    Fuse vinyl cut to shape of bib to back.

  8. Step 8

    Lay a piece of felt cut to shape of bib over back and secure with small binder clips.

  9. Step 9

    Blanket stitch around the edge and add snaps to finish. Download blanket stitch illustration here.

The Martha Stewart Show, April 2007



Reviews (11)

  • fun2sew 18 May, 2013

    I think I'm missing something. Where are the videos you mention? Sometimes I can't find any instructions for a craft item, and sometimes the link for templates doesn't work. Help!?

  • Carolbella 6 Aug, 2012

    These instructions are a bit confusing
    And what is freezer paper,and where can you buy it from.?

  • maryannyoung 28 Feb, 2011

    Love the image that is printed onto the fabric. Where is that found?

  • fallsguys 1 Oct, 2009

    can someone explain who to make it waterproof, she mentioned it but didn't explain it to a "newbie" like me well enough

  • laurelsue 5 Aug, 2008

    yes, there is a step missing. after tracing on freezer paper, cut out bib on traced lines, then peel off paper. use pattern to cut 2nd piece of vinyl, which is ironed on back, and to cut felt, which is then blanket stitched on to back of bib. This is made clear by watching the video.

  • laurelsue 5 Aug, 2008

    Freezer paper is put on so you can print the cute design directly on your fabric - it makes it stiff enough to feed through the printer. It's not the bib template you are printing on the fabric; you print that out on plain paper and trace it on the freezer paper so you don't poke holes in your vinyl-covered fabric. I assume the cute design shown is available on the designers' website.

  • QutiePie 1 Jul, 2008

    The video is perfect to get how it's done!
    I'm from Sweden and i'm in here every week. It's perfect for my hobbie- to work with this kind of things..

  • organicmama 30 Jun, 2008

    I'm still confused... I'd really like to try this, but I don't really understand the instructions...

  • stsimon 9 Jun, 2008

    The freezer paper acts as a pattern; cut it out, iron it on the fabric, and cut the fabric around the pattern. No pins!

    When ironed onto the back of a piece, freezer paper can function as a stabilizer, which makes it easier to press in the sides of an applique, for examples.

  • cowgrl1 9 Apr, 2008

    I don't feel these instructions are complete. 1. says to iron on freezer paper. Is this to the wrong side of the fabric? 2. Says to print on fabric. Is this to the right side of the fabric? 5. says to trace shape onto freezer paper. Then 6. says to pell off freezer paper. Do you want to cut out the shape before you peel off the pattern you just traced? Thanks for clarifying for me.

  • outofthebox 29 Nov, 2007

    Seriously, Dawn is SO creative - she has GOT to be on the show again!