So I decided to make a cute bib, using cute fabric. And I used a flannel back so it would be absorbent. But he soaked through that in no time too.
Last night I made waterproof bibs. They have cute fabric on top, an absorbent flannel layer in the middle and a waterproof PUL layer on the back.
Here's how to make your own droolproof bibs.
1. Download and print this pattern, which is for your personal use only. Test to make sure your printer is printing at 100% by measuring the 1" square on the pattern.
2. Cut out three layers for the bib, one of a pretty cotton, one of cotton flannel and one of PUL, which is a fabric that has a soft, cloth-like side and a waterproof, shiny side
3. Pin the three layers together with the flannel on the bottom, then the pretty cotton front facing up and finally the PUL with the shiny side up
4. Sew around the edges with a 1/4" seam allowance, leaving a 2" space at the bottom for turning.
6. Top stitch around the entire edge, making sure to catch the opening that you used to turn the bib
7. Cut a 1/2" piece of velco, sew the rough side to the cotton side of the bib and the soft side to the PUL side at approximately where the X is marked on the pattern
8. Put on your baby and catch the drool