My friend Tia, from Events to Celebrate posted a while back about a baking party. I LOVED the idea of it, and I knew that I had to do it for my daughter who would be seven soon. I talked with her and she was on board. I loved planning this party. It was so so much fun. Make sure to check back, I’ll have full party details this week.
I knew right away that I wanted to take on the task of making aprons for the girls that would be coming. I looked into a few ideas, and found this one. It was similar to what I wanted, but I knew I wanted to add my own twist into it as well.
Materials for an easy Child’s Apron
1 fat quarter (or a piece of fabric 18×22)
1/8th of a yard of fabric (for ties)
Pattern (doubles as pocket)
You’re going to take your fat quarter and fold it in half, so it’s measuring 9×22.
You’ll print and cut the pattern piece, and then pin it to the non folded side, and cut.
Once that was done, I went ahead and surged the edge, but that is totally optional. You could easily double fold the edge, press it, and then sewed the edge, so you’ve got a clean edge. Even with surging it, I still folded it over, pressed it, and then sewed it down to have a clean edge.
Take your two pieces that you cut from the pattern. Put them right sides together, and sew around two of the edges, and then on the third edge make sure to leave a hole to turn the pocket right side out.
Before flipping the pocket, clip the corners of the pocket, being careful not to clip the edge you’ve just stitched.
Flip the pocket right side out. Then you can flip the edges of the hole down into the pocket, and sew along the outside of the pocket side that you left the hole.
Then place the pocket where you’d like it on the apron. Pin, then stitch it onto the apron making the outside stitching that should match the stitching in the above step.
For the longer ties that will go around the back, I cut 2 pieces of fabric 22×3, and then for the tie around the neck I cut it 14×3.
Next, I pressed each of the stripes in half to measure 22×1.5, and then I surged the ends to make a boat almost. Again, if you don’t have a surger, just do a zig-zag stitch.
Clip the corners. like we did in a previous step, flip it so wrongs sides are together. I just surged the edges again here, and left them like that. However, if you’d like a clean edge all the way, you can clip the edge in, and sew down, and you’ll have an outer stitch just like on the pocket.
Once that is all done, position the ties as you’d like. The longer at the waist, the shorter at the top.
Sew those into place really well, and you’re done!
Ta-Da! A new adorable child apron that you can now use while you cook, bake, or party. 🙂