Here is how I make my toddler size hand towel bibs. I found a 2 pk of hand towels at Target for $1.58 a pkg so I can make 4 bibs. Bias tape and 1/8 of a yard of fabric is enough for 2 bibs.
And what I mean by toddler size is explained in this next picture. There is a HUGE difference in the sizes of these bibs. And as we all know, when the kiddos are learning to feed themselves, food can find amazing places to hide. At least with hand towel bibs most of the towel lays in the lap to catch all that run away food. So here is what you do:Fold towel in half. On folded side cut an opening like this. Try not to make it to big. Since these are not pull-over bibs you do not need a huge opening.
This is what it looks like when you unfold the towel:
Pin and sew your bias tape to the opening. (make sure to fold in the ends for a finished look.)
Take your 1/8 of a yard of fabric and fold in the sides like this. (remember that I am making 2 bibs...that is why there are two pictured.) Press with an iron.
Lay the pressed fabric on the towel, pin in place.
Fold in the sides and match it up with the end of the towel for a finished look.
Now you have something like this.
Sew the fabric to the towel by sewing a complete rectangle.....closing up all edges of the fabric.
Now for the closing of the bib: Cut a strip of Velcro and pin in place like this. Sew in place.
There you have it. All done. Simple and so practical. I like my bibs that are not pull over bibs because then I don't have to pull it over there heads and mess up there hair OR sometimes you have a kid with a big head and the whole is too small for it or you even have that kid that HATES having something pulled over their head. Not with these.