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How to Make a Baby Bib and Swaddle Blanket (Free Pattern & Video Sewing Tutorial)

How to Make a Baby Bib and Swaddle Blanket (Free Pattern & Video Sewing Tutorial)

If you’ve joined us for our previous seasons of Sew Together Tuesday, you know we’re a big fan of AccuQuilt and their easy-to-use fabric dies and cutters!

So this week, to kick off Season 5 in style, we’ve partnered with our friends at AccuQuilt once again  — this time pairing their baby bib die and our Embrace® double gauze fabrics and waffle cloth. And, we've also partnered with our friends at Oliso to make a super cute coordinating swaddle blanket (shhh... there might be a giveaway or two, too)!

See Related: How to Sew a Burp Cloth (Free Burp Cloth Pattern and Video Tutorial)

These baby bibs and swaddles can be completed in less than an hour from start to finish, and they are always handy to have laying around the house (they make great baby shower gifts, too).

Scroll down to learn more and watch our National Educator Teresa Coates’ tips and tricks for making this super cute set (on-demand video will be available after the live tutorial at 10 am April 6).

Happy sewing!

Editor's Notes: Oliso has generously supplied Shannon Fabrics and Sew Together Tuesday fans a promo code for 10% off a pink or yellow mini iron at oliso.com! Use SEWTOGETHER10 when checking out to save! Valid April 6 and 7, free shipping in the continental U.S., some exclusions apply.

AccuQuilt has also generously supplied a promo code for 15% off an order at accuquilt.com. Use TOGETHER when checking out to save! Some exclusions apply.

How to Make a Baby Bib and Swaddle (Video Sewing Tutorial)

Fabric and notions you'll need to sew a baby bib and swaddle blanket

These fabrics and notions can be substituted for whatever you have on hand, but here is what Teresa recommends for her baby bib and swaddle tutorial:

Fabrics (1 1/2 yd each):

  • Beep Embrace® Double Gauze Snow
  • Lucky Star Embrace® Double Gauze Saltwater
  • 10 Ounce Terry Cloth Snow or Waffle Cloth White

Notions/Supplies:

  • 45mm rotary cutter - OLFA or blade (SAC-1 - OLFA)
  • 90/14 stretch machine needle - SCHMETZ
  • Fabric folding pen - Clover
  • Flower head pins - Clover
  • GO! Baby Bib Die  - AccuQuilt
  • GO! Cutter - AccuQuilt
  • Iron -  Oliso
  • Micro serrated scissors - Famore or Kai
  • Polyester thread - (Metrosene - Mettler)
  • Self-healing cutting mat - OLFA
  • Spray starch - Mary Ellen’s Best Press
  • Stiletto and pressing tool - ByAnnie
  • Swaddle blanket pattern - Shannon Fabrics
  • Walking foot

Video tutorial: How to make a baby bib and swaddle blanket

Mark your calendar — as part of Sew Together Tuesday, Teresa will be going LIVE on the Shannon Fabrics Facebook page and YouTube channel at 10 am PDT on April 6 to share her tips on how to make a baby bib and swaddle.

Can't make it? Check back here at 12 pm pacific after her live videos concludes for the embedded on-demand videos.

 

Free downloadable "swaddle blanket" Embrace® double gauze sewing pattern

Click the “Download Now!” button below to download and print our free “swaddle blanket” Embrace® double gauze sewing pattern.

How to Make a Baby Bib and Swaddle free pattern

If you have any questions about Cuddle® minky plush fabrics or any of our Cuddle® Kits, feel free to contact our friendly, no-pressure customer service team at 866-624-5252.

Ready to start creating with Cuddle® minky fabric? Use our store locator to find a selection of Cuddle® minky fabric online or near you.

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Written by Michael Nystrom
Michael Nystrom is the Inbound Digital Content Manager at Shannon Fabrics. He is a two-time IRONMAN triathlon finisher, USC Trojan and self-proclaimed breakfast burrito connoisseur. When not swimming, cycling or running (or writing about all things fabric), he’s out catching some waves or chasing his dog, Dingo.
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