first ones ended up being too small for the baby they were intended for. This time, I went with an even simpler pattern, based on a bib that Amy already had for baby Layla.
I used high quality cotton for the front fabric, and a soft, fine fleece fabric to back them, which should be more absorbent than cotton.
The bibs fasten with metal poppers - much to my surprise - hand sewing on the poppers was the most time consuming element of making these bibs. I got a little faster by the time I was making bib number six, but I think if I end up making many more of these bibs, I might just invest in one of these handy tools.