Bandit Bib: A Free Pattern AND Photo Contest!

Free Baby Bib Photo Contest

Happy Monday! Today is a fun one: it’s pattern release day, the grand opening of my first photo contest, and comes with a chance to win a BUNCH of fantastic FREE PATTERNS! Who doesn’t love pictures and free stuff?! The Bandit Bib has been in the works for a while and is one of my favorite patterns—sometimes simple really is best! This pattern is perfect for all ages–even grown ups! The newborn size is great for accessorizing and catching those unexpected spit-ups, while the baby size is perfect for the teething phase. I’ve even got an adult size so that mommy (or daddy) and baby can match! It doubles beautifully as an easy-access burp cloth as well. What do you have to do to get this amazing bib? I’m so glad you asked…

Nothing! This pattern is totally free during the Photo Contest, so don’t miss out on your free copy and download it now! I’d love to see your creation modeled and entered into the contest as well. One lucky winner will get fantastic (and free) patterns from Muffinhead, KodaBaby, Snuggle My Baby, Duck Butt Designs, and of course Rachel Rossi Design! Not only do you get these patterns for free, but one contestant will have their photo featured on the Bandit Bib pattern! All of my contestants will have their photo featured on the blog and official pattern release just for entering! So, get sewing and get the full contest details below:

Update: Although the contest is over and this pattern is no longer free, you can purchase it for just $3 in my shop. Make sure to see all the great contestant photos below and get your copy today!

Contestant Photos:

Here is our winner! A huge congratulations to Jana H! Here’s what the cover looks like with your featured image:

Cover-online only copy

Thank you to all who entered the contest, it was so hard to choose a final winner. Here are the other finalist entries in the Bandit Bib Photo contest for you to enjoy!

Newborn Bandit Bib Baby Bib with two layers teething bib scarf Toddler Bib Sewing Pattern Bandana Bib Sewing pattern

Best Photo Gets…

KodaBaby Pattern giveaway

Bek Bermuda Shorts PDF Pattern from KodaBaby

muffinhead sewing pattern giveaway

Jackie Girls’ Dress Pattern Sizes 10-16 or 2-8

Snuggle My Baby Giveaway

EASY DAY TEE ~UNISEX 2T-12YEARS pattern from Snuggle My Baby

duck butt pattern giveaway

Any pattern of your choice from Duck Butt Designs!

Sew By Pattern Pieces Giveaway

23100 Sport Dress from Sew By Pattern Pieces

Rachel Rossi pattern giveaway

Head in the Clouds baby quilt pattern by Rachel Rossi Design

All you’ve got to do to enter is download your free Bandit Bib sewing pattern here, whip up your favorite version, and snap some fantastic pictures of it on your little one! Once you’ve got your images, email them to me at — with your full name and email address. Alternatively, you can enter your picture on Instagram using the #BanditBibPhoto and #PatternByRachelRossi

We’ll choose the best photo and then email our winner with all your fantastic free patterns! Thanks for entering & don’t forget to share this contest, and show off your project to your friends using #PatternByRachelRossi and #BanditBibPhoto. You’ve got until August 5 to enter! A winner will be chosen and announced on August 9.

Get a sneak peak of the fabulous versions that my pattern testers made below and full contest details:

child bib and scarf pattern

Marlene made this adorable Hello Kitty bib for her little girl! How sweet!

children's drool bib sewing pattern

This little guy is ready for a day in the woods—thanks for testing out the pattern, Ashely!

adult scarf with button pattern

Mommies, Daddies, Grandmas, and even Grandpas love this adult-sized scarf!

free baby bib sewing pattern

All you’ve got to do to enter is email me at — make sure to include your name and email address so I can contact our winner. If you choose to enter your picture on Instagram, don’t forget to use the #BanditBibPhoto and #PatternByRachelRossi. Good luck everyone!

Photo Contest begins on July 25, 2016. All eligible entries must be submitted by August 5, 2016. Each contestant may enter up to 3 photos. By entering your photo into this contest, you give Rachel Rossi a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of your entry. Your photo may be used in for marketing purposes and in production of patterns without compensation for these, or other, uses. Rachel Rossi is under no obligation to use your entry in any way. By entering your photo via email or Instagram, you waive any claim or right of action arising out of the uses described here. Photo credit will be given upon request. By entering a photo of a minor (under the age of 18), you are stating that you are the parent/legal guardian of the individual and that you approve of the terms listed here. The contest winner will be required to sign a model release before their image can appear on the pattern. We will choose a contest on or before August 9, 2016. If winner does not respond with release form in 5 business days, a new winner will be chosen.

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You can see this, along with lots of other great projects, over at the Made By You Monday Link Party!


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