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Vintage Embroidery Monday – Lamb Baby Bib

With Easter slightly less than two weeks away, here are two adorable bibs on one pattern to embroider for the babies in your family.

On the smaller bib, “baby” in French knots and lazy daisies should be traced onto the center of the bib after you’ve traced the outline of the bib onto your fabric.

For the larger bib, the lamb can be placed anywhere.  To make a bib with a pocket, add four inches to the length, fold the extra length up and stitch the sides.

If you embroider using a hoop,  I would suggest completing the embroidery first on a piece of fabric large enough to cut out the bib pattern after your stitching is complete.

Finish the raw edges of the bib using bias tape that you’ve purchased or made yourself.

Vintage Workbasket Bib Pattern with Baby or LambThis pattern is available as a pdf to download here.




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  • Lynne
    March 7, 2016 12:31 pm

    I am just getting started with embroidery. I have been following your site and collecting patterns for a year or so. Now that I have the patterns, and I do own a light box, how do you like to transfer the pattern from the paper sheet onto the fabric. I have my cotton washed, pressed and waiting, but I am hesitant to use some method that might not wash out.

    Thank you.

    • Super Mom No Cape
      March 8, 2016 10:53 am

      Hello Lynne,

      It’s such fun to hear that you’re going to be starting to embroider!

      When I’m tracing my patterns, I use either a pencil (I lightly trace the pattern, so that I can see it when I’m stitching)

      Or a fine tipped Clover Water Soluble Marker (test your fabric first to make sure it will wash out with plain water and a couple of squirts from a spray bottle.)

      After I’ve finished stitching, if I’ve used pencil, I will gently wash and then rinse the piece in cold water. I don’t wring it out though. I take the rinsed piece, lay it flat on a white towel, smooth it out and roll it up and then leave it for at least an hour for the toweling to absorb most of the water.

      Then I press it with the good side facing down on a second dry white towel.

      Have fun embroidering. And if you’d care to share… I’d love to see photos of what you’re working on!

      Wishing you a wonderful, heart-centered day with much Aloha!

  • Rob O’Neill
    May 15, 2014 11:58 pm

    What a very cute pattern! We are just the same Vickie. I really don’t know how to make a baby bib since I don’t have a skill for this particular thing. I wish I could try, but I know it won’t work anyway. I think I will just stay contented seeing those patterns.

  • Vickie Horsfall
    April 7, 2014 10:13 am

    This is such a cute pattern for a baby bid. I wish I could embroider, however that is just not in my skill set. 🙁 Luckily, I know a friend that knows how! Thanks for sharing this adorable pattern! Enjoy your creative day! ~ Vickie

  • Celtic Thistle Stitches
    April 7, 2014 10:03 am

    Sweet lambs! Another lovely pattern, thanks for being so generous with these transfers.

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