Easy Bandana Drool Bib Tutorial

I posted pictures of my son wearing a cute drool bib and since they are so easy to make that I decided to do another and post a tutorial to go along with it. This one is made from repurposed materials! I used an old flannel receiving blanket for the backing (for absorbency) and on top fabric from a turtle neck that shrunk so much I couldn’t wear it anymore. The turtle neck was a jersey knit. You can use regular cotton, or be creative, just be sure your machine won’t bunch up the fabric when you are sewing. If you find any of these steps confusing leave me a comment and I will answer any questions.

Materials needed-
*Decorative scrap fabric large enough to make a 12x 12x 17 inch triangle
*Fabric absorbent enough to hold lots of drool for the backing, 12x 12x 17 inch triangle
*Measuring tape

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  • Mai

    hello Ma’am, wow, thank you sooo much for the detailed tutorials for bandana drool bib. i am looking for a tut coz i want to make for my dribbly 2 year old son and a regular bib is not good looking for him anymore. With your kindness i can now make one and possibly more for him 🙂

    heading to prepare the things needed, thanks a lot again

  • awesome, glad you like it. Just be sure to measure around his neck, this size is good for 0-5 months or so. Enjoy!

  • Jen

    I finally made these tonight. It was so easy. Thanks for the tutorial! They turned out really cute!

  • thanks for the tutorial. I made tow and put them up on my bog and have linked to your tutorial. I’ve added a couple of tips too.
    .-= Tracy´s last blog ..Little Sister Dress =-.

  • Just what I have been looking for! I can’t wait to get making them. I love recycling too! Thanks 🙂

  • Jemima Holding

    Excelent, made my daughter and my nephew one each tonight and will make a couple of spares aswell, I think they could do with being a little bigger for older children would you add an inch or 2 to each measurement?

  • Pardeep

    Many Thanks for the detailed tutorial.
    Had been looking at buying some, and now i can try my hand at making some, out of his old clothes/Bibs that no longer fit him.

  • vickki

    absolutly fantastic.. thanks sooo much… definatly agree that they need to be bigger for slightly older babies… but thanks sooo much xx

  • Thavy

    Thank you so much for sharing your project with the rest of us. I’ve been looking everywhere for this pattern and all i’ve found was ones where I had to pay for. This is perfect and easy to follow for beginners like myself. Once again, thank you!

  • Jo

    Thank you for sharing this! I was so daunted before i saw this but am so pleased now! Brilliant tutorial, thank you again x

  • Lucystewart_69

    what age did you make this for??

    • Anonymous

      My son was about 4-6 months, for older babies I would suggest adding more width so that it fits around the neck.

  • Lisancharlie2011

    you need a medal, a big fat gold one !!!!!!! Thank you 🙂 

  • charlotte

    thankyou for sharing with us been lookin all weekend for a pattern :)… any suggestions what would be good to use on the back for absorbing dribble 🙂

  • The bandana bib looks nice but I find it very limited as I couldn’t use it for feeding. I prefer the silicone bibs as it can be used for both feeding and drooling.


  • Great bib tutorial but this type of bib just won’t work for me and my baby as I want something flexible and easy to clean. I prefer the silicone bibs instead.