Adult Bib Tip #8 - Work

When eating lunch at work, use a bib so you don't have to wear your lunch for the rest of the work day. Cuts down on dry cleaning, if nothing else.



Sites with Bibs for Men

These are really fun to see, make adult bibs by up-cycling men's plaid shirts. You can mix all sorts of patterns. It is also a good idea to have the bib close at the side front. I does look as if the snaps are too small to be easy for large, arthritic hands to be able to maneuver. I've been pondering the answer to this question for some time. If I come accross an answer to to this probem I'll post it.

An interesting idea for making a man's bib from an t-shirt with a collar by using the collar and the fabric around it and down the front to make the bib.

Make Plaid Vest Adult Bib

Make Stylish Bibs for Adult & Senior Needs

Free, Full Size, Downloadable Sewing Patterns

Make this Senior Plaid Vest Pattern from a plaid flannelette fabric. This makes it a comfortable design, slightly dressy perfect for a casual restaurant. Under a jacket with a collar showing it would look just like a vest. It would be easy to put it on in the comfort of your home and remove it quietly after the meal.

Make Plaid Vest Senior Bib Pattern

Make this senior patter with Cotton Flannelette, or any fabric that has the right look, is absorbent and launders well. The pattern can be constructed with a facing or instructions for flat construction and bias tape. * Pre- wash fabrics

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to bring up the the PDF Version of the Pattern & save it to your computer

DownLoad Senior Bib Pattern

*Print the Pieces and Tape Them Together
Matching the Grid Lines and Letters.

#1. Sewing Instructions:
Make Plaid Vest Senior Bib Pattern,
with bais tape.

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#2. Sewing Instructions:
How to Make a bib for adults using a turned facing.

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User Comment:

Hi Suze, I'm looking for a pattern for a adult bib similar to yours but on a smaller scale. Something that will go around the neck but not hang down very far in the front. Something like a cowboys bandana? Any ideas.


The idea of using an Over Size Cowboy Bandana would work. You could cut a large triangle instead of a square and make the point hanging down in the front as deep a you want. Use a piece of old sheeting to experiment to find the size you want.

Or, you could use one of the patterns below and cut it to the length you want.
Sophisticated Senior Bib Pattern
Blue Terry Cloth Senior Bib Pattern


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Have you any comments, suggestions or things that you would like to pass on for my Tips Column? Please let me know and I will pass them on.

If you've make up any of the bibs, I would love to see them and post them for everyone to see.

Thank you to all of you have posted links to my website, it helps to keep it available for people who have not seen it before.