I had seen these "tie" bibs around the interwebs before, so I can't take full credit for them. However, I did decide they'd look great on men's shirting fabric. Which I couldn't find. And I didn't have time to go thrifting either. BUT I did find a few nice seersucker fabrics that worked just fine.
Here's a few close ups.
They are all cotton with a white cotton flannel backing. Gotta be easy wash since babies just spit up all over them and drop food on them.
I made my own freezer paper stencils. I only had to make two as the wax held up for more than one use. I also wanted a nice wide, fat tie. Several samples I saw on line were too thin for my liking. I kinda also wanted to make bow ties, but stuck with just the regular tie. And I think they're FUN!!!
I used a small piece of velcro on each to secure behind the neck. I made sure the softer, fuzzy side was on the top piece so if it overlapped, it would be softer on the neck than the stiffer, pokey side of the velcro.
And I top-stitched the ties in place, through all the layers to keep them from shifting around.
These four bibs were made for my fella's soon-to-be nephew. Name TBD. :)