The two youngest grandgirls are eating Big People food now and so this Grammy figured she ought to get some decent bibs stitched up for them. I found this nifty bib-apron on Pinterest. It has armholes as well as a top tie at the neck so the coverage is excellent. I will say this -- it took a great deal of self-restraint not to say naughty words as I stitched the bias tape all around. I don't care how I do it -- pinned every inch, freestyle, or stitching one side and then the other -- bias tape and I equal frustration! My baprons are far from perfect, but hey, these cuties are meant to be soiled, so what's the big deal, right? The girls won't care a flip if they aren't perfectly stitched.
Mary Toodles modeling her bapron
The bapron recipe calls for one cotton fabric and one flannel. I wanted these baprons to be a little thicker to absorb spills so I used two cotton fabrics to make them reversible and added a thin layer of cotton batting in the middle. Perhaps the batting is what made the bias tape sewing a little harder. Here's the link to the pattern: The Bapron -- a tutorial.
Addendum: Here's Amy from Angry Chicken giving her "No Swearing Bias Tape Method." It did help on the third bib....somewhat.