How to make an adult bib for your car
This explains how to make a quick and easy adult bib out of a towel for your car.
Alternatively, this bib works spectacularly for the elderly in a nursing home.
Rib knit material
Sewing Machine (Serger) – below
Brother Sewing Machine
Singer Sewing Machine
Brother Embroidery & Sewing Machine
If you are a visual learner – watch YouTube video here:
First of all, purchase the towel you want to use.
Prewash the towel.
Divide the length in 3 parts. Fold down 1/3 of the top edge of the towel and form a fold.
Cut out a neck hole. Take 8 inches out of the center, measuring down about 3 1/2”. Using a rotary cutter, cut out the neck hole. Make sure the towel fits over your head.
Cut out a length of stretchy knit material to finish the neck edge. I used rib knit. Cut a width and length of 2 1/2” x 23” long. Make sure the most stretch goes longways on the 23” side.
Put right sides together and serge the short edge, making a tube.
Fold wrong sides together on long side.
Add a pin in the seam, another at the other end, and then between both of those pins, ending up with 4 even amounts. These will go in the front, the back, and at each shoulder seam.
Put right sides together and pin at front, back and each shoulder.
Sew – How to make an adult bib for your car
Go to the serger. Start at the seam and stretch the neck band as you sew (to fit the towel). Cut off about 1/8” to 1/4” with the blade as you serge, keeping the raw edges even.
Make sure you don’t catch any towel underneath. Also, make sure there aren’t any folds in the towel. Keep moving it around so it remains flat. Serge over starting stitching and sew off of the edge.
Push the seam down.
We will sew a topstitch on the towel edge here.
Use a lighting bolt stitch because it stretches with the fabric.
Topstitch 1/8” from the edge on the towel, making sure the seam is folded down.
Ta da – all done. Way to go!
If you want to add a name on the towel with embroidery, see this post here.
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