Part 2: A Winnie the Pooh Inspired Bib

February 11, 2019By Janice FergusonBaby, DIY, Projects 25 Comments Opinion by Paid Consultant

For generations, Disney’s Winnie the Pooh has been everyone’s favorite bear. On this little bib, he enjoys his favorite treat, “Hunny,” while your baby gobbles their favorite sweet potatoes. With THE Dream Machine or another Brother Disney machine, you can make this simple, practical item very special. A previous post detailed Pooh’s burp cloth and an upcoming post will feature a coordinating Winnie the Pooh blanket. What a sweet three piece set this will make!


  • Fabric: flannel: 10 x 10”, green gingham check: 10 x 10”. Fusible batting 10 x 10”
  • iBroidery designs: Tall Grass and Flowers and Pooh with Hunny Pot
  • Threads: embroidery, construction, water soluble, monofilament, bobbin
  • Notions: glue stick, waste cardboard approximately (for glue stick application), 9” green 3/8” rick rack, 22” green ribbon for ties, tearaway stabilizer, #75 needle, spray adhesive, and a gathered ribbon rosette.
  • Brother Disney embroidery/sewing machine with 5×7 frame NOTE: This could also be embroidered in the 4×4 frame by rehooping.
  • Feet: open toe foot, J multipurpose foot, W embroidery foot
  • Simplicity pattern 2900-bib

Disclaimer: Pattern 2900 Bib is a product of Simplicity Pattern Company Inc. and Brother International Corporation makes no representations or warranties regarding such products.


  1. Copy or trace bib pattern piece #20 and cut out.
  2. Bond fusible batting to flannel. Trace outline and neck opening to flannel. March vertical center.

  1. Transfer Pooh with Hunny Pot from memory stick to machine. Open and resize down to 1.61 x 2.61 in order for a better fit on the little bib. Save in memory.
  2. Open Tall Grass and Flowers design in your software and split the two clumps of greenery into two separate designs. This can be done easily in PE-Design 10.
  3. Save each of the two Tall Grass designs on your memory stick. Open in your machine and save each to memory.
  4. Hoop tearaway in 5×7 or 4×4 frame and apply spray adhesive lightly.
Note: The 4×4 will work because the design is no larger than that. But the 5×7 frame gives you more “wiggle” room in placement.
  1. Place traced flannel/batting piece on stabilizer. Open reduced size Pooh with Hunny Pot

  1. Baste flannel to frame – again see Pooh burp cloth post for detailed instructions.
  2. Open resized Pooh design from memory.
  3. Scan with camera feature (detailed instructions in Pooh burp cloth post).
  4. Use stylus to temporarily move Pooh to the right of center.
  5. Add left Tall Grass design and use stylus to drag it to the left of Pooh. Continue arranging the two designs until you are satisfied.

  1. Use “trial,” boxed in red, to be certain placement is where desired, not too close to seam or neck line. Remember that neckline calls for 3/8” seam allowance.
  2. Embroider design.


  1. Remove bib from hoop, remove stabilizer and stitch rick rack to bib’s outer edge. Line up peak of rick rack with marked cutting line and straight stitch close to the valley nearest the marked line.

  1. Place bib against gingham lining, batting side up. Pin in place.

  1. Sew directly on stitched rick rack line EXCEPT at neckline where there is a 3/8” seam allowance.
  2. Trim excess fabric a scant ¼” from stitching line.
Note: The bib will turn right side out more smoothly if the batting and rick rack are trimmed close to the seam line.

  1. Clip curves and turn right side out through opening.
  2. Press and close opening by hand.
  3. Attach ribbon at each side of back neckline.
  4. Gather ribbon for a single rosette. Attach at the back, above one tie.


  • WOW, this Winnie the Pooh Bib is sew darling. The instructions are quite clear. This project and directions are very professional. The photos are excellent and I love the extra instructions showing where to clip the curves. Thank you for having this pattern available for us. I look forward to many more.

    Willie Conway.

    • Thank you, Willie, for your positive encouragement and support. While it is a fairly simple bib, the “meat” of the project is the how-to of separating a design to use just a single component. Thanks for taking time to leave your sweet comment.

    • Marianne, this little project is made so easy with the use of the features on the Brother Dream Machine such as the ability to separate the two components of the “Tall Grass” design and the use of the stylus to drag the adorable Pooh design from to exactly where it looks best. Thanks for your kind comment.

  • So darn cute and the directions are really good…..I will have to remember this when I need another baby gift. Who doesn’t love Winnie the Pooh?

    • You are so right, Bea, I think everyone loves lovable Winnie the Pooh. What a sweet baby gift this would make. Did you see the coordinating burp cloth? Soon a blanket will be posted to complete the 3-piece set. Thanks for you kind comment.

  • So adorable! I love Winnie the Pooh and this is a perfect place to put him! Thanks for the great tutorial, Janice.

    • You are too kind, Karen! This is a simple little project, but I personally find it helpful to have detailed instructions. I also save projects I like for inspiration for later. Thanks for your sweet comment,

  • The Pooh Layette posted by Janice Stark Ferguson in adorable. I would love to obtain the patterns to this complete set for gifts for friends. Please keep posting the helpful videos! Great job, Janice!

    • Judy, you are too kind. Thanks for this very kind comment. With the upcoming coordinating blanket these three pieces will please any mother. This is such a fun set to make.

    • Anne, this isn’t a difficult project. But it’s always helpful to have step-by-step photo instructions. The instructions for separating the components of the Tall Grass and other designs is very useful. Thanks for your comment.

  • Janice, love this project; Thank you for your outstanding efforts! You mentioned “cashmere flannel”, I believe in this project. Would you share where this soft & I imagine luxurious flannel is available?

  • This project inspired me to use the same pattern to create a baptismal gown for my granddaughter. I haven’t done all the heirloom insertion embellishments as you have, but have it well trimmed with layers of lace at the hem, the bodice and neck. I have used a heavier fabric (crepe backed matte satin). I have a light cotton eyelet to make the slip shown (but shortened to match the length of the view B dress. Will also make the bonnet.

    Anyway, this EK sister found your details here to be helpful just on the basic construction of the gown. Baby is a real miracle girl. She was born over 5 months ago, premature and very tiny. She spent her first 2 months in the NICU. She is gaining like a champ, so much so that I had to make the size S instead of the XS that I thought I’d need.

  • I have this pattern already in my arsenal, and it is the perfect shape to use to make a bib to go with my granddaughter’s baptismal gown (simplicity 8024).

  • Sandra, don’t you love it when you already have a pattern on hand for something you want to make? I love the shape of this sweet bib. Your precious little granddaughter is indeed a little miracle. So glad to hear that she is doing so well.

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