Simple Sewing: Bibs & Bias – Cucito Facile: Bavaglini e Sbieco

Una nuova puntata per la serie Cucito Facile, questa volta anche con un cartamodello scaricabile (gratis) per cucire un bavaglino bordato con lo sbieco, chiuso con l’elastico così da consentire ai bimbi della scuola dell’infanzia di essere autonomi nell’indossarlo e toglierlo.

A new episode for the series Simple Sewing , this time with a downloadable pattern (for free) to sew a bib, edged with bias, closed with an elastic band to allow children in kindergarten to wear it all alone.

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The materials – I materiali



Tempo:
30 minuti

Materiali:
– tessuto spugna circa 20 x 30 cm  (8 x 12 in)
– nastro sbieco (circa 2 metri)
– elastico altezza 0.4 cm (circa 21 cm)
il cartamodello gratis

Suggerimenti:
La spugna può essere acquistata al metro al negozio oppure si possono riutilizzare degli asciugamani, per un’operazione di riuso creativo!
Il nastro sbieco può essere acquistato in merceria oppure prodotto in casa, riutilizzando una stoffa qualsiasi, in tela di cotone (è pratico usare vecchie federe o lenzuola).

Time:
30 minutes

Materials: 

– Terry cloth 20 x 30 cm (8 x 12″) 

– Bias tape (about 80″)

–  1″/8 width flat elastic (about 8 1/4″  length) 
the free pattern

Suggestions: 
The terrycloth can be purchased by the meter to the store or you can re-use towels, for an operation of creative upcycle! 

The bias tape can be purchased in haberdashery or produced at home, reusing a cloth all in cotton (it is practical to use old pillowcases or sheets).
 
 

PARTIAMO… LET’S GO!

1) Posizioniamo il cartamodello sulla spugna (attenzione al verso del pelo, qualora ci fosse, che deve andare verso il basso per evitare effetti visivi poco piacevoli); visto che i bavaglini andranno finiti sul bordo vivo con lo sbieco, al cartamodello NON vanno aggiunti i margini di cucitura: procediamo quindi a ritagliare la stoffa (è possibile spillare o bloccare coi pesi il modello alla stoffa e ritagliare il bordo, oppure delinearne il contorno con un pennarello e poi ritagliare lungo la linea, come preferite!)

 1) Position the pattern on the terrycloth (pay attention to the direction of the nap of the terrycloth, if there is one, he has to go high-down to avoid unpleasant visual effects), and since the bibs will be finished on the sharp edge with the bias, the pattern DO NOT NEED seam allowances: then proceed to cut the fabric (you can pin or weight fabric and pattern to cut along the edge, or you can sketch the outline with a marker and then cut along the line, as you prefer!) 

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2) Per evitare che la spugna si sfilacci troppo, conviene rifinire i bordi con uno zig-zag o con la tagliacuci, dopo aver “sbattuto” bene i bavaglini appena ritagliati, per far cadere i pezzi di filato di troppo.

2) To prevent the terrycloth from fraying too much, you should finish the edges with a zig-zag or with the serger, after shakeing well bibs just cut to bring down the exceeding pieces of yarn.

 
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3) Iniziamo ad applicare lo sbieco partendo da uno dei due asterischi, aprendo una delle due alette e facendo combaciare i margini del bavaglino con il margine aperto dello sbieco, diritto dello sbieco contro rovescio del bavaglino; fisiamo con gli spilli tutto intorno, poi cuciamo in corrispondenza della piega dello sbieco.

3) Let’s start applying the bias, starting from one of the asterisks, opening one of the two wings and matching the edge of the bib with the open edge of the bias, bias against wrong side of the terrycloth; pin all around, then sew on the foldline of the bias;

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Sewing on fold line – Cucitura lungo la piega

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Bias sewn – Sbieco cucito

4) Prendiamo lo sbieco e lo “avvolgiamo” intorno al margine del bavaglino, rinchiudendolo; fissiamo con gli spilli tutto intorno,  poi cuciamo lungo la piega, sullo sbieco, da diritto.

4) Take the bias and “wrap it” around the edge of the bib, enclosing it; pin all around, then sew along the fold, on the bias, on the right side of the bib;

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Sewing on bias on bib’s right side – Impuntura a diritto

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All done! – Tutto cucito


5) Ripetiamo il procedimento lungo lo scollo

5) Let’s repeat the process for the neckline

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Pin the bias – Puntiamo lo sbieco

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Pay attention to the edges to fold in – Attenzione! Pieghiamo i margini in dentro

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Wrap the bias around the edge and pin – Avvolgiamo lo sbieco intorno al margine e spilliamo

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The neckline edged – Lo scollo rifinito

6) Uniamo per il lungo due pezzi di sbieco della lunghezza di circa 40 cm; fissiamo con uno zig-zag l’elastico all’interno dello sbieco piegato a metà per lungo poi cuciamolo al bavaglino in uno dei due punti indicati con l’asterisco * sul cartamodello, facendo avanti e indietro con uno zig-zag largo e corto.

6) Let’s sew two 40 cm pieces of bias along the length; now we fix with a zig-zag the elastic inside the bias folded in half lengthwise then we sew it to the bib in one of the two points marked with an asterisk * on the pattern, making back and forth with a zig-zag wide and short.

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Sew on the foldline two bias pieces – Cucire due sbiechi lungo la piega

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What you have now – Ecco cosa si ottiene

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The bi-bias folded along the length – Il bi-sbieco piegato per il lungo

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Stitch the elastic inside the bi-bias – Cucire l’elastico dentro al bi-sbieco

7) Tenendo l’elastico in tensione, cuciamolo all’interno dello sbieco, sempre con lo zig zag o con un punto diritto, fino ad arrivare all’estremità dell’elastico; pieghiamo all’interno lo sbieco e fissiamolo all’altro punto indicato con l’asterisco allo stesso modo dell’altro capo.

7) Holding the elastic in tension within the bias, let’s sew it with the zig zag or with a straight stitch, up to the end of the elastic; then we bend inside the bias and stitch it to the other asterisk point in the same way of the other end.

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Join the bi-bias to the bib, on the * – Unire bi-sbieco e bavaglino all’*

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Sew along the opened side of the bi-bias, stretchin the elastic – Cucire il lato aperto del bi-sbieco, tirando l’elastico

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Et voilà 🙂

 

Et voilà: il bavaglino è pronto; eventualmente è possibile decorarlo con applique, ricami, magari il nome del bambino… noi siamo piuttosto spartani, quindi lo lasciamo così, neutro!

Et voilà: the bib is ready, or it is possible to decorate with applique, embroidery, maybe the baby’s name … we are rather Spartans, so we leave it like that, plain!

 

 

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Grazie e alla prossima,
MammaNene

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53 Comments

  1. Elisa masi March 12, 2013 at 00:39 - Reply

    ma che amore!! peccato non avere un piccolo per farne tanti tanti e tanti!! =) ti invidio perche’ hai una bimba da poterle fare tante cosine

    • Mamma Nene March 12, 2013 at 08:52 - Reply

      Grazie Elisa!
      Con una bimba c’è davvero da sbizzarrirsi, in effetti!
      Un bacione,
      MammaNene

  2. Maria dolores Lopez godoy March 12, 2013 at 02:19 - Reply

    Che bello lavoro, sei una grande artista, complimenti. Ti ho conosciuto per Kreattiva. Ci vediamo. Besitos.

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    • Mamma Nene March 12, 2013 at 08:55 - Reply

      Grazie Maria Dolores!
      Sono passata da te..
      A presto,
      MammaNene

  3. Ala Astor March 12, 2013 at 10:05 - Reply

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  4. cucicucicoo March 12, 2013 at 10:51 - Reply

    che carino! è venuto perfettamente! senti, ti posso chiedere una cosa? che software usi per fare i cartamodelli? quando li faccio io sono un po’ troppo casalinghi… disegnati a mano! 🙂 lisa

  5. decoriciclo March 12, 2013 at 14:31 - Reply

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  10. Shandy March 14, 2013 at 13:52 - Reply

    Very cute 🙂 I’m now following you via GFC. Also, I love that your blog is in Italian and English. I’m learning Italian, so this is fun! A pop-up asked if I would like it translated to English, and I said no. Hahaha

  11. Monica March 14, 2013 at 14:48 - Reply

    So smart!! We are out of the bib stage, but this would have helped the tear-off phase the kids all went through… 🙂

  12. Laurie@SimplyCreatingHome March 14, 2013 at 17:14 - Reply

    What a wonderful bib tutorial! These would make perfect gifts for a baby shower! Thanks for sharing!

  13. mail4rosey March 14, 2013 at 18:42 - Reply

    What a great way to make bibs that match the outfits! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  14. Teresa Kindred March 14, 2013 at 19:06 - Reply

    Hi there, new follower via GFC and Linking with the Ladies! Would love it if you would come to my blog, link up this awesome post (you are so crafty!) and follow me back!

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  16. Katherines Corner March 15, 2013 at 05:08 - Reply

    Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

  17. Christy Lepine March 15, 2013 at 16:11 - Reply

    Hi! I’m a new follower from Deezys Pimped out blog hop! I really like this project 😉

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  18. Delectably Dawn March 15, 2013 at 16:36 - Reply

    Very cool! I hope to be able to give this a try soon! Following you back, here as well as FB!

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  20. KC @ genxfinance March 15, 2013 at 17:46 - Reply

    Hey, you got the skills. I turned out really really neat.

  21. Naomi March 16, 2013 at 20:10 - Reply

    Ciao compliementi per il tuo blog è bellissimo mi sono iscritta come follower se ti va passa anche da me
    a presto ciao

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  23. Valentina Langone March 17, 2013 at 13:56 - Reply

    ho scoperto il tuo blog grazie all’iniziativa di Kreattiva,è davvero molto carino, ti seguo volentieri!!

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  24. Colleen Cornelius March 17, 2013 at 14:17 - Reply

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  25. LuAnn Braley March 17, 2013 at 19:04 - Reply

    Seguito dal Let ‘s Get sociale hop blog Domenica. Grazie per il modello scaricabile in quanto ciò renderà ottimi regali fatti a mano per i miei amici con bambini piccoli!

    Following from the Let’s Get Social Sunday blog hop. Thanks for the downloadable pattern as this will make excellent handmade gifts for my friends with little children!

  26. Melissa O March 18, 2013 at 03:35 - Reply

    I’m your latest follower, I found you from the Let’s Get Social Sunday blog hop.

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  27. Kristy March 18, 2013 at 16:28 - Reply

    Awesome tutorial! Thanks for sharing! 🙂 Also your newest follower! 🙂

  28. I LOVE the idea of adding elastic! Genius! Thanks for the tutorial!

  29. Annina March 18, 2013 at 19:43 - Reply

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  30. Annina March 18, 2013 at 19:45 - Reply

    Ciao! Ho trovato il tuo bellissimo blog su Totally Tutorials, ma vedo ora che partecipi anche a Fatti conoscere su Kreattiva! Fantastico: mi sono unita ai tuoi followers e non ti mollo più! :-))

  31. Fluster Buster March 19, 2013 at 03:35 - Reply

    I really need to pull out my sewing machine! Thank you for linking up at Fluster’s Creative Muster. Hope to see you next week!

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

  32. Kim~madeinaday March 20, 2013 at 15:18 - Reply

    Great job~ Looks store bought! Thanks for linking up at Made in a Day last week!
    Kim

  33. Jocie@TheBetterHalf March 20, 2013 at 20:16 - Reply

    love it! my mom always made bibs for us growing up and now we still have some of them, plus new ones she made for the grandkids! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing!

  34. Tonna @ USS Crafty March 23, 2013 at 02:55 - Reply

    Cute bib! Thanks for sharing the tutorial, and thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!!! 🙂

    Navy Wifey Peters

  35. Jessica @ A Humble Creation March 24, 2013 at 04:35 - Reply

    Thank you for the tips and the pattern! I may make some as a gift for a few pregnant friends. Very easy to follow!

    Thanks for sharing at A New Creation!

  36. Shannon Barefoot March 24, 2013 at 20:39 - Reply

    great tutorial! 🙂
    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

  37. Chelsea April 4, 2013 at 03:07 - Reply

    Thank you for linking up to our Pattern Party @ getyourcraptogether.blogspot.com! This bib is so cute!

  38. Anonymous April 7, 2013 at 18:13 - Reply

    Grazie mille! Complimenti x la chiarezza, non è per nulla facile rendere bene le istruzioni ma ce l’hai fatta 🙂
    Valentina

  39. Mamma Nene April 7, 2013 at 18:51 - Reply

    Grazie Valentina!
    Buon cucito 😉
    MammaNene

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  43. Rob O'Neill June 11, 2014 at 09:13 - Reply

    I just drop by here and I want you to know that I like this baby bib that you have made, it is so cute. Well, you have done a very good job!

  44. Shirley Lewis August 18, 2014 at 21:13 - Reply

    For the bias tape bib how long is the bias tape that you put the elastic in? What size of elastic do you use and how long is it?

  45. Shirley Lewis August 18, 2014 at 23:39 - Reply

    How long of pieces are the bias tape and the elastic? How wide is the elastic?

  46. Shirley Lewis September 6, 2014 at 02:08 - Reply

    This is a very cute bib. Could you tell me how many inches instead cm I am not sure how to figure that. What size and how many inches of elastic do you use. My granddaughter is going to have a baby and I would like to make her some of these. I would appreciate it very much if you could let me know this. Thank You Shirley Lewis

    • Mamma Nene September 6, 2014 at 14:23 - Reply

      Hi Shirley!
      1″ = 2.54 cm, which measurement is the one that you need to know?
      If you’re going to seew some of these cuties for a newborn, I would suggest you to print the pattern reducing the size (youu must try, something like a 70% should go): they fit my daughter that is 5, worn by a newborn they could be too wide!

  47. Wilma Mazzulli September 6, 2014 at 22:49 - Reply

    ciao mammanene, ho trovato il tuo blog per pura coincidenza, risiedo in America da oltr 50 anni, ed e` un’emozione trovare un blog in italiano. Complimenti per questo blog, molto informative ed interessante. Grazie anche per il modello scaricabile. Ti auguro una buona giornata. Wilma Mazzulli

    • Mamma Nene September 14, 2014 at 11:06 - Reply

      Ciao Wilma!
      E’ un piacere conoscerti!
      Come avrai notato, il blog è passato da una bilingual version ad una only english… avevo così poche visite in italiano che lo sforzo doppio non era giustificato 🙁
      Magari già la conosci, se così non fosse, prova con cucicucicoo.com! Lisa è un’americana in italia, che scrive di cucito, refashion and everything green e mantiene il suo blog bilingue 😉
      Buona giornata anche a te!

      • Shirley Lewis September 14, 2014 at 22:50 - Reply

        I am sorry but I ONLY speak English.

        • Mamma Nene September 20, 2014 at 16:31 - Reply

          Why are you sorry, Shirley?
          I answered to your question in english September, 6th… I paste it there:
          Hi Shirley!
          1″ = 2.54 cm, which measurement is the one that you need to know?
          If you’re going to seew some of these cuties for a newborn, I would suggest you to print the pattern reducing the size (youu must try, something like a 70% should go): they fit my daughter that is 5, worn by a newborn they could be too wide!
          The italian answer was to Wilma, who wrote under your comment so you were notified 😉
          I hope this answers you, please let me know if you still needs help!

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