How to Make a Bib That Looks Like a Man's Tie

By Tabitha Harwell
Transform a solid bib into a fashion statement for a little boy.

Give a one-of-a-kind gift to a little boy by creating a bib that resembles a tie. In addition to becoming a fashionable gift, the bib is handy for mealtimes when the little guy needs to eat. Bibs catch food that would otherwise end up on the boy’s clothing and prevent a mess or stain. Creating your own design on a bib is not difficult and can be done in minimal time by using items that are lying around the house.

Measure the length of the interior of the bib and subtract half of an inch. The tie fits directly in the center of the plain bib; therefore, measureme so you do not make the bib too long or too small.

Open the square of fabric and draw the shape of the tie on the fabric. The length of the tie will be the measurement of the bib minus one half of an inch. The top of the tie resembles the shape of a “home plate” in baseball without the front peak. Angled outward from the sides of the “home plate” the tie will slightly flare downward to a triangle peak. The bottom of the tie will be slightly larger than the top of the tie.

Cut the tie shape out of the piece of fabric. Discard the extra material.

Pin the tie shape on the center of the front of the bib. The pins hold the fabric onto the bib as you sew around the edges.

Sew the shape to the bib using a sewing machine or hand stitches. Remove the pins as you move along the shape. Cut any loose threads.

Tip

Cut fabric out with scalloped-edge scissors for added detail. Monogram the name of the boy along the bottom or sides of the tie shape.

Warning

Do not sew buttons or other objects onto the bib; the child may pull them off and choke on them.

About the Author

Tabitha Harwell has been writing since 2008, with articles appearing in local publications and various websites. Her background includes a career in the fashion and beauty industry. Harwell holds a Bachelor of Arts in public relations.