Baby Pocket Bib and Burp Cloth

I just wanted to share with you my first sewing project for babies!  I made a pocket bib and burp cloth for my friend’s baby shower – fabric choice was inspired by the Mommy and Daddy-to-be’s alma mater. Oh and I happened to go there too, GO BLUE! My friend, Christine, also made a Michigan fleece blanket and we gave all three items as a joint present.

The tutorial for this pocket bib and burp cloth was taken from Prudent Baby. It is an AWESOME website that has a variety of DIY tutorials and a reader roundups. A majority of the posts are about sewing and the tutorials are made so that a beginner (like me) can follow along! I didn’t take pictures of my process since I basically just followed the steps on the Prudent Baby website.

For the burp cloth, I used a cotton Michigan-patterned fabric for one side and a light yellow terry cloth material for the other side.

For the pocket bib, I used the cotton Michigan-patterned fabric for one side of the bib and pocket and I used a yellow cotton fabric for the other sides. I also sewed velcro to the top.

And lastly, I asked Koko to be a model for me, and he agreed. Despite what my husband might tell you, Koko’s a big Michigan fan! Congrats again to the Mommy and Daddy-to-be! Can’t wait to meet the little sugar booger! 😉


  1. Cynthia
    April 6, 2010 / 9:01 am

    That is awesome!!! I’m glad you converted Koko to the right side!

  2. April 6, 2010 / 9:13 am

    Lovely! Your blog is really adorable!
    Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

  3. 来来Lai
    April 6, 2010 / 9:27 am

    oh wow Sandy! This is soooooooo cute! You are so talented!

  4. April 6, 2010 / 9:53 am

    very very cute!! you have some great sewing skills!

  5. April 6, 2010 / 10:05 am

    Your really good at sewing! This is so adorable!

  6. Roxanna
    April 6, 2010 / 10:09 am

    GO BLUE! You’ve developed your sewing skills fast! I want to learn too! Put up some video tutorials please!

  7. April 6, 2010 / 10:59 am

    it looks awesome~~!!! I’m sure your friend is going to be in love with it!!

  8. April 6, 2010 / 11:03 am

    These are amazing – very inspirational sewing, and one lucky baby-to-be!

  9. April 6, 2010 / 11:34 am

    oh wow!! great job sandy!

    and thanks for the link, I am going to definitely check it out 🙂

  10. April 6, 2010 / 12:27 pm

    sandy sandy are so stinkin’ talented! love it! perhaps i will have you sew a bib for my babe…in 5 years haha. how was your easter!? hope it was lovely!

  11. April 6, 2010 / 1:03 pm

    wow!!! you’re so good at everything you do! you could start an etsy shop and just sell everything and anything under the sun that you make. what a wonderful idea for a baby shower gift! please show me the fleece blanket when you get a chance!

  12. Melissa
    April 6, 2010 / 1:17 pm

    We love the Michigan baby bib, burp cloth, and blanket! They are so adorable. Thank you and Christine so much! =) Our little guy is so lucky to have such great Aunties!

  13. April 6, 2010 / 2:37 pm

    So cute!! We have Gator gear in our household..the lil’ dude included!

  14. April 6, 2010 / 3:53 pm

    they look great!!! will post them in a round up soon!

  15. Anita
    April 6, 2010 / 5:11 pm

    This is TOO cute Sandy!!! I have all these store-bought bibs and want to throw them all out to make my own collection for Riley. Haha.

  16. April 6, 2010 / 8:00 pm

    Aw! They look great! What a lucky little one!

  17. April 6, 2010 / 11:06 pm

    love those!! and what a great way to make them personal with the Michigan print!

  18. April 7, 2010 / 3:31 am

    that’s so cute! no babies for me (yet!), but when i do have some, i definitely want to make them all sorts of neat things like you do! 😀

  19. April 7, 2010 / 3:42 am

    this is LOVELY! adorable. you did a great job!!

  20. April 7, 2010 / 6:38 am

    sandy great job! you sure are getting really good with the sewing!
    btw…”you capture” has a weekly theme if you ever want to join.
    have a loveLee day!

  21. gina
    April 7, 2010 / 3:48 pm

    You are too creative, Sandy! Can’t wait to see what you do next!

  22. April 7, 2010 / 7:10 pm

    does marv know you borrowed koko for this photo shoot? 🙂

    jelly of mel’s baby cuz i want these! but actually gives a great idea for baby shower gift…where did u find the MI terry cloth?

  23. Chris
    April 8, 2010 / 1:15 pm

    These are awesome. Can’t wait for Brandon to use them!

  24. May 21, 2010 / 1:40 pm

    Despite the team….Great job! I just bought a sewing machine a couple months ago…and haven’t been able to do much sewing…also because I am nervous. I have a million baby showers to go to soon so maybe i’ll attempt this! 🙂

    FYI- Its been 2372 Days since Michigan’s last victory over Ohio State in football…….Just sayin

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