If you've just joined us, I recently re-confessed that I used to obsessively sew bibs. I'm cured now, but not before I cut out 105 bibs (that's 210 pieces of flannel and 210 pieces of velcro). If not for Kate unearthing them a few days ago, they would have remained forever unsewn. I pity them, but not enough to actually sew them up in a hurry. So I offered to give them away to other, kinder people who would sew them up and give them to a real child to use. Since there was some interest, I sorted through the bib pieces, and picked out 24 bibs to give away. What I will do with the rest I don't know, but I sort of still like some of the fabrics, so I might keep them for baby gifts. If I sew them up. If. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
So here is how the giveaway works:
I am giving away 6 lots of 4 bibs each. This means I will pick six (6) commentors at random - 3 for the boy bibs and 3 for the girl bibs and force them to accept my unsewn bibs.
Anyone in the world can enter.
If you'd like to win unsewn bibs, leave a comment on this post with
- your email address and
- whether you'd prefer bibs for a boy or a girl (or no preference).
by midnight Wednesday 30 June 2010. I will do the draw early on Thursday and announce the winners then.
If you'd left a comment on that earlier post, I apologize but you'll have to enter another comment here on this post, since I will be doing the draw from just the comments on this post.
Here are some of the fabrics for the boy bibs
and some of the fabrics for the girl bibs.
Some of the bibs will have the same fabric on both sides, and some will have different, complementing fabrics. I will not be providing velcro/buttons/safety pins/masking tape/whatever means you might use to fasten bibs around babies' necks.
Each pair of fabric pieces that make up a bib will have seam allowances included, and the sewing line marked out in random color pencil on one of those two pieces. To sew up a bib, you place the two pieces together, right sides facing, and sew along the sewing line, leaving a small opening at the bottom of the bib for turning out. Then you snip the curved seam allowances and turn right side out, and top stitch along the edge. And then attach velcro or buttons or whatever. Easy.
P.S. I was very, very touched by an offer by one of the previous commentors to send me some fabric in return for the bibs. Thank you, but there is no need to. I am happy to send them to you just because I know you will give them a better future than I ever will.