Chenille Bib Sewing Pattern

chenille bib

Chenille? Chenille Cut? Slash Chenille? Heirloom Cut Chenille? Faux Chenille? Fake Chenille? What ever the name is, it is basically slashing a few layers of flannels between the parallel stitching lines, fray the raw edges to make the “caterpillar” piles that give the warm and smooth look that we want to touch and feel. Making chenille is fun and looking at how beautiful the raw edges fray is exhilarating!!! Imagine how we used to hide our ugly raw edge by overlocking it and/or hem it with various kind of seam techniques…. Now, we expose it and feel proud of it!!!!

chenille bib pattern

Initially, I planned to make chenille blankets for my kids but after seeing a drooling baby, he really needs a super absorbent wonder bib urgently, so, I adapted the chenille technique into the bib and made some for him πŸ™‚ I used cotton flannels (flannelettes) so that it is not so warm, yet, able to absorb ounces of saliva.

super absorbent bib

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  1. That is so cute! Thanks for the how-to, I’ll be linking.

  2. That is a technique I’ve never seen before. I bet it would be great on the back of baby blankets too, although I wonder if you have to sew it to the top fabric like the green and white fabric seems to have been done.

    • Hi Stef, since the blanket is big, it is better to sew with the top fabric to give more firmness πŸ™‚ Just pin the top fabric with all the muslin and flannels, and sew with 1/4″ to 1/2″ apart, it is better to use a walking foot if you have one so that all layers move together. The more layers of flannels you use, the wider the gap it can be.

  3. Super cute. Love them all. πŸ™‚

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  5. So cute! And they look so soft, too! I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:


  6. I don’t have any White Muslin to use…is there something I could sub for it…???? Please let me know….

    Shannon Margaret
    Shannon . Margaret . Brott (AT) gmail (dot) com

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  9. I liked your site and have no sewing abilities at all much less a sewing machine.
    The baby bibs are my favorite in comparison to what I see in the stores here. Would you be willing to sew me some for my baby boy coming in February 2012, and if so let me know what the charges total would be for fabric and shipping, etc…your time. I would love to have about 10-12 in muted tones and loud colors as well-Let me know if this is possible!! Thank so much and keep the creativity flowing!!


    • Hi Tiffany, congratulations on your incoming bundle of joy. If time and situation permitted, I would love to sew some for you…. but as you might notice that I have to keep on creating new content for this site which means that basically it left me to no time to take orders. So, I would suggest that find someone near you to sew them (just show them this page) and that will save you a lot in shipping too.

  10. It is nice that a snap button was used for this bib. But this type of bib is just not for me. The silicone bibs has served me well and I prefer it.

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  13. I made a bunch of these for my coming grandbaby. They’re really adorable! I haven’t sewn on a machine for years, & these were easy enough for a total beginner!

    I would like to know how to do the bias tape edge. Do you have any instructions?

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