Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Convertable Baby Bonnet/Bib

i am so excited to show you this baby bonnet!  I used to make these for my little girls when they were babies.  I love them because they are dual purpose.  You can unbutton the side  buttons and tie the ties around the baby's neck and viola!  You have a bib!  So many baby bonnets you get in the store, if you can even find one, have either so many ruffles, and fancy delicate trims, or some type of stiffening in the brim, that they aren't very washable.  These are so simple you can just throw them in the washer, and pop them out, and with little or no ironing, depending on the fabric used, it's ready to go again.  It also takes very little fabric.  The bonnet/bib takes about an hour to make the first one, and after that i would say about a half an hour once you have gotten familiar with the instructions.  I will have pics of the different views.  If enough people are interested, I could do a tutorial on these.  I will also show you in my next project a larger bonnet to fit all the way up to about a 3 to 4 year old, and it turns into a pinafore apron!  Very cute. Just about any fabric would work, also, from eyelet, gingham, cottons, for summer, and for a heavier bonnet for winter you could use corduroy, velvet, denim, etc.  I hope you love these as much as I do.  It's been about two years since we have had a little baby in the family, I miss sewing those tiny sweet little baby clothes.  I will have to make  them for the girl's dolls now!  I have some little granddaughters who would love some pretties for their dolls.


  1. Hi Jane,
    How nice to meet you! Your bonnet/bib is so clever. I've never seen anything like it.
    Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such nice comments.
    Happy to see you're a sorority sister. You'll make lots of great friends through Karen's group.

  2. Hi! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Oh so cute and vintage looking, thanks for sharing!