With so many babies in my family this year (we are up to 5 in as many months) I thought I would make some very useful gifts. Each baby got a baby quilt, of course, but I wanted to make some other things, as well. I made baby bibs on my serger. Yes, my serger!
It took me longer to cut out the bibs than it did to sew them on the serger. I used the Janome AT2000D Air Thread Serger, but any of our Janome sergers will do a great job.
I found a cute printed fabric and a plain, light weight flannel.
If the two pieces you are serging together don’t quite match up, the upper knife of the serger will trim the two pieces the same size and give you a beautifully finished, secure edge.
Make sure you leave a long tail at the end of the seam which you can secure by tucking inside the existing stitches using a small crochet hook. If you cut off the thread up by the fabric, it will unravel over time.
I turned the bibs right sides-out and top stitched on my sewing machine.
The Janome AcuFeed Flex Dual/Twin Foot Holder with Standard AD foot is a dream to work with. It just sews beautifully, feeding both the top and bottom layers of fabric evenly so the fabric doesn’t stretch or pucker.
Also available is the Janome AcuFeed Flex Narrow Foot Holder with VD foot. (on the left) It’s great to use in tight spaces, or for quilting or top stitching approximately 1/4″ from the edge of the foot.
I folded in the opening and closed it off with top stitching. Be sure sew with a longer stitch when going through thicker layers
For more quick and easy baby projects, check out Sew-4-Home Baby Bib and Burp Cloth Set. Our friends at Sew4Home.Com have lots of fun projects on their site, as well as in the INSPIRE tab on Janome.CA
Thanks for the great ideas. I hadn’t thought of using my serger to make bibs.
Thank you! We love presenting new ideas to our audience, so this is great feedback! Happy Sewing!
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Thank you for the tutorial on the baby bibs using the serger. I would like to try it out. Two questions….. is there a preferred location on the bib to leave the gap to turn it inside out? Also, is there a baby bib pattern template that one can download? Thank you in advance. Really enjoy your tutorials………from Grace May 28, 2022
Sew happy you enjoyed today’s post, Grace. Leaving a gap on the side, or along the bottom would likely be easiest as those are larger areas, so it would be easier to get your hand and/ or tools inside to flip right side out. You’ll find many patterns on Pinterest which often have downloadable templates, or instructions on how to make your own. Happy Sewing!
Love the bibs thanks for sharing. I don’t have a serger but have the M7 that I love.
Thank you sew much for your feedback, Elaine! The overcast stitches built-in to the Continental M7 with the Overcast/Over Edge foot M are a great alternative to using the serger to finish raw edges. Yet another reason to love the M7 and sew happy to hear you do! Happy Sewing!