Friday, December 26, 2014

Bad Velcro Bib

Disclaimer:  I did not make this bib.  I made it better.  :)

If you have kids, you have bibs, and there are all kinds of closures: snaps, velcro, and bad velcro.  There is a lot to like about this bib, including the side closure, which I love to have on my bibs.  What I don't like is the bad velcro.  It is always falling off my baby because it won't stick to itself, but it always sticks to everything else, especially in the wash.  Boo!

Since I had my third child 3 months ago, I have been crafty, but the bigger projects still elude me.  Between feeding and napping and just trying to keep the rest of the household working, I don't have much time for the bigger projects... yet.  So, today, I had a moment of brilliance, and I was going to solve my bad velcro problem for good.

My solution:  KAM snaps.  (My KAM snap setter has to be one of my favorite crafting tools.)

I examined the material of the bib and determined that the fabric of the bib would be sufficient to handle the stresses of a KAM snap closure.

Bib, meet my seam ripper and my scissors. 
I removed the seam that was not attached to the bias tape, and then cut the velcro out as close to the bias tape as possible without damaging it.
With both parts of the bad velcro removed, it was time to add the KAM snaps.  I love them because they are easy to install and replace without damaging the material.  You can also coordinate the colors to blend in or pop out.  I usually choose the pop out kind. 

I held the ends of the bib where I wanted the closure to go and poked my awl all the way through.

Then I applied my snap.

Now this cute bib is functional and so are a few of its mates!

Easy peasy!


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