When I first found out about the bandana bib, I thought they were such a great idea. A fully functional bib disguised as a decorative piece of clothing? Genius!
So around the time my baby was born I sewed a whole stack for him with patterns ranging from plaids to llamas and Kellogg’s corn flakes. Overtime, however, I started noticing that the random pattern of bibs were sometimes hard to match his clothes, and that a plain bib were the ones I would reach for.
During that time I noticed another little boy in his mother’s day out wearing a fancy machine embroidered name bib, and that became my inspiration. A bandana name bib!
This way, his care takers will know his name in case they forgot. It’s pretty much like wearing a name tag.
This bandana bib is such a quick and easy project that I’ve made quite few more as baby gifts. I line the bottom of the bib with terry cloth for extra absorption, although any cotton fabric would work. The ends are closed with Velcro, although you could use baby snaps as well.
I find that I prefer Velcro when putting the bib on versus snaps because there is a larger margin of error whereas snaps you need to find the exact location of the other snap to close. This makes a difference if you have a runaway baby like mine and just need to slap on the bib ASAP!