Jun 07

Patches for Pete (and a little bling too!)

Fun Fact:  More babies are born during the months of July, August, and September than any other time of the year.

Why is this fact important to you?  Because if you know a pregnant mama you still have time to make a supercute bib before the baby arrives!  We just added a new digital download to the Jubilee Fabric website that provides a pattern and full-color step-by-step instructions for this Patches for Pete bib.

As a mother, I can say with confidence that bigger is always better when it comes to bibs.  The wide shoulders and extra long length of this pattern will help keep the pureed green beans off baby’s new white shirt!  This particular bib is obviously meant for a girl but we have plenty of great fabrics for boys.  The easiest way to get started is to choose one of our 6″ charm packs but you can also make your own fabric combinations if none of the charm packs catch your eye.  Check out the materials list for more information.

Normally only $4.50, this digital download (which also includes instructions for a denim variation of the bib) is on sale for $3.95 for a short time.  And for you, our lovely blog readers, we have a free digital download!  Leave a comment on this post telling us who you would make a bib for and you could win a free download.

Expecting mothers might also be interested in some of our baby bling!  It seems like everyone from cousins to convenience store employees want to know if the baby is a boy or a girl.  A t-shirt made with one of these iron on transfers is a fun way to share the happy news without answering the same question all day long.  Besides t-shirts, these bling designs could be ironed onto diaper bags or framed to make a cute nursery wall hanging.








Another fun idea is to make sparkly rhinestone t-shirts to identify the mom-to-be and other family members.  This could be especially fun for everyone to wear to the baby shower!  We have several different Mom designs as well as Grandma, Nana, Aunt, and Sister.


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    What a great idea!! You keep coming up with wonderful things. The bib is darling…So happy to have found your site! sheri augustyn

  2. Sharon says:

    I would definitely make this for my 9 month old granddaughter and my next grandchild due in October. My girls love the unique and different things for the babies – and this bib definitely is!!!!!!

  3. Erma Jones says:

    I just love the bib. It would look great on my grant daughter.

  4. Jennifer says:

    Very cute bib. Very unique. I think these will be very popular.

  5. Juanita Massey says:

    Love your sight and I order everytime I need a home spun item I use it in my home to make country things and towels for gifts. The Bib is very cute. I would love to try making one , My friend just had a baby boy and I know she would like it. Thank you for a great Homespun sight. Love it, Juanita Massey

  6. Carol Stuck says:

    Please enter me in your giveaway for the baby bib. I love it. Thanks so much!!!

    hugs and smiles,

  7. Barbie Feldner says:

    I have a great nephew that will be ariving shortly… we are so excitedd as his Daddy was and always be the child I never had…. he even looks like me.. {poor kid}…any way I wanted to do something special for this second child…and the bib would be perfect and I know i would be well used… Thank you… Barbie

  8. Terry stukbauer says:

    Great ideas for an expecting mother! This would also work well for sr’s that are have a bit of trouble with shaky hands! I have a few in mind that would love this gift! I would put the pattern to use right away!

    • Linda Wagstaff says:

      This is an adorable pattern. I have three (and counting) great-granddaughters. These would be good bibs to keep at grandma’s as well as to take home. I like the idea of larger ones for nursing home patients.

  9. Natalie B says:

    I would make a bib for my own daughter who is outgrowing traditional ‘baby’ bibs but is still young enough (just turned 3) that she can make a mess when eating certain foods, and I’d rather her not ruin another shirt! :) Also would make a great gift.

  10. Carol says:

    This is the cutest bib ever! It is so much more, it’s a fashion statement for one special baby or more.
    I love how crafted it looks. I would really like to make it for my new grandson.
    So original too.

  11. Rene says:

    Such a cute bib! I would love for a chance to win the pattern. I have been sewing lots of bibs lately since I am a brand new gramma! Thanks so much for offering it!

  12. Carolyn says:

    Love the Bib and love Homespun and also the fabric I bought from you last month.

  13. Lynn says:

    My nephew was born today so I could use this cute pattern to send to him. He lives far away and I won’t be able to meet him for another month but I could send him my love!!

  14. Joy says:

    That’s very cute! I’d love to try it!

  15. Brenda Simon says:

    I have three bibs that I would make. One is for my niece Addison, a beautiful 6 month old shining star in our family. I would also make one for my unborn niece who will be born in three months and one for another unborn niece or nephew that will be born in December. I really need this pattern so that I can get started.

  16. Mary says:

    Cute, cute!!!! The bib would be so much fun to make for any baby.

  17. Veronica says:

    Love the bib! I would love to be entered to win the pattern….At the beginning of September, our little one will be 1 (I can’t believe it), and hopefully someday soon a little brother or sister will join him! Such an adorable idea!

  18. Katie says:

    Love the pattern. Would love to try it out!

  19. Melissa says:

    I would enjoy making this bib for my new niece! I hope I win.

  20. Annette says:

    I’d love to try making this patchwork bib! I’d make it for all the baby showers we have at church.