Welcome to SewVeryEasy, my name is Laura. Today let’s make a child’s bandana bib from a bandana. This is a no-sew technique. We’re going to start with a store-bought bandana. Normally they range anywhere between 12″ squares and 18″ squares. This is an 18″square and to make the bandana bib it’s going to need to be folded in half. On the two ends you will need to put some interfacing or some form of a stabilizer because the bandana fabric is a very light cotton and it will rip very easily, so it’s good to put some kind of an interfacing or stabilizer here. I just cut a square of interfacing and fuse it right on. So from there, we need to literally just fold it in half. For the closures on each end there’s lots of things you can use: Velcro, magnetics, or snaps. I’m going to use snaps. I’m going to put snaps in each corner so that they’re going to be able to snap closed. By going through both layers of fabric I have put on snaps. Now we look at this and we think that is definitely ‘way too big for a baby, so we need to make it smaller. To make it smaller is a matter of tying knots. If you tie a knot in each end it’s going to make it smaller. The knots are very close to the ends. By doing this it is going to leave quite a bit of space here, but if you get a really big bandana this still might be too big, so what you need to do is move the knot. So instead of having the knot right up close, you’re going to move the knot down farther. The farther you move your knots down, the smaller the bandana is going to be in this neck area. You’re still going to be able to snap it together. You can see how small this is now. It’s going to fit a child. If the knots are very close to the end it’s going to be larger. As they go in, the bandana neckline is going to become smaller. So you’re going to be able to adjust the size the neck by the position of the knots. When you do up the snap you can see that this is a nice size. If you need to you can move one knot over a little bit more or you can move them over to the side. Now you have a quick and easy bandana bib that you’re able to change the size of for the comfort of your child. Not only do the knots make the neckline smaller, it brings the fabric up closer so there’s going to be more fabric here under the chin which of course is where they need it the most. No-sew, quick bandana bibs and yes, they’re done. You do not have to limit yourself to a bandana. You could use a dishcloth or facecloth. They’re smaller squares so you probably wouldn’t have to tie the knots. Quick and easy bandana bibs. Thank you for joining me today on SewVeryEasy. Feel free to subscribe and, as always, come on back. Let’s see what we’re sewing next time
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