Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Fun helping others

One of the projects I'm currently working on is a set of bibs/bandana bibs to help a friend out whose child has complex health needs.  There are not so many options out there at a price that is befitting of these tight financial times so via a mutual friend I have been trying to come up with a design that fits the child but also has the right level of absorbency/water repel and is also beautiful to look at - it's still important to look nice right!

I think I've come up with a good design/fabric combo for the bandana with a pretty cotton on the front and a waterproof backing that's a waterproof polyester (not plastic but like a fabric shower curtain).  I have seen them made with PEVA and EVA but really struggling to get hold of that here in the UK so will have to test this and see how we do!  Fingers crossed.


  1. Hi there! To answer the question you wrote on my blog, the strips I use are just 1-1.5" strips of jersey cut with the stretch horizontally (as in they stretch along the length of the strip). You don't have to cut on the bias! Any fabric with decent stretch recovery is fine (thin jersey not so good, cotton with lycra very good), and you can also get ribbing although it's harder to track down. Occassionally you can get it on Ebay but the colour selection is not amazing. If you need any other help just ask :)

  2. Thanks for this info, I've been working some more on the bibs and it looks like the basic cotton binding will work for the designs. Thank you for the details though because you never know when you might need to use some jersey ribbing!


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