Are you a perfectionist like me? If you are, you might be wondering how you can hide those seams I left exposed in my pullover bib tutorial. Never fear, I won’t leave you wondering! Here we go!
First you want to get an idea of how much ribbing you need to go around the neck. Even though it was kind of a pain, I just pinned the ribbing around the neck hole and once I had done that, I cut it.
As you can see, I cut it a bit short. It ended up being okay, the bib was fine, but it made it extra-wrinkled around the neck line. You might not want to cut it as short as I did.
Now, take the ribbing that you’ve just pinned off the bib (see why this is a pain? But it is kind of worth the extra effort). Unfold it and place it right sides together.
Sew the ends together, like so. I tried it using a zig-zag stitch as well as a straight stitch, and I think I prefer the straight stitch.
Re-fold the ribbing, and the seam will be tucked inside. Huzzah!
Then you pin it back on the bib and sew it just like you would if you were following the instructions in the previous tutorial. Try to make sure that you stretch the ribbing evenly all the way around the circle.
And that’s it!
You can do the same thing with the trim as well. Just unfold it, sew the ends together, then re-fold so the seam is on the inside. If you do this, please, please be careful so that when you sew the ends, the ribbing goes in a circle and doesn’t twist. Because then you’ll have spent all this time pinning it around the edges of your bib and you’ll realize that it is twisted and then you’ll be really upset. Not that I would know anything about that!
When you’re done, you’ll have a (practically) seamless pullover bib! The seam on the neck line was sewn with a zig-zag stitch and the seam on the trim was sewn with the straight stitch. I feel the seam on the trim is a little less noticeable so I’ll be using the straight stitch from here on.
And your little one will be able to enjoy it while he eats his canned meats. Yum!