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Novelty Baby Bibs

S asked me to make four unique baby bibs for her shop. She sent me in a certain direction with some ideas and here are the results:

Baby Bibs

I roughly copied a bib I had on hand, modifying the corners/curves a bit. S initially asked for a bib that said "They put my cape on backwards" but text is difficult for me to do since I don't have an embroidery machine. The superhero-ish one is my attempt at a similar sentiment.

Baby Bibs

Fruity bibs heavily inspired by these. If I make the strawberry one again, I think I'll make the leaves a little bigger.

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  1. these bibs are darling. i have tomorrow to sew. the quilt shop gave me a bib pattern to make up for them, i think i like yours better.

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  2. Since baby clothes are so small, it's easy to get a lot of them in a small space; especially if you effectively utilize drawer organizers. These can be purchased at nearly every home store, or you can measure the drawer, and cut out heavy weight cardboard to make your own.

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  3. Really great bibs. I love those fruity bibs, they're adorable and I don't think I have seen anything like it until now.

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