Thursday, May 22, 2014

Child's Apron

I am babysitting my husbands 5 year old granddaughter for 10 days, so I am already lining up a list of things to do! Ten days is a long time when you are not used to having little ones around !! :)
So I decided that baking cookies would be fun....on the list !....but then she needs an apron!!
I picked up this fun fabric on the half price wall...perfect. I have made a lot of adult aprons, so just sized it down to kid size.

1 metre fabric
1 button

Cut 2 pieces of fabric 24" x 21". One for the front and one for the lining.
  • This one will be lined with the same fabric, but you could use a contrasting fabric if you prefer.
  • You could also use 2 fat quarters, but you would need to size everything just a bit smaller

I used a dinner plate to cut the arm curve.  Save the cut out pieces for the pockets!

 Straps: Cut 2 pieces 21" x 3" for the waist ties, and one piece 15" x 3" for the neck strap.

Press strips  in half lengthwise, then fold in both sides and sew close to the edge along the long side, and one end.  (tucking the end in)

Pockets:  sew the 2 layers of armholes together..right sides together, leaving a gap to turn them. Use one of those decorative stitches on your machine , that you never use, to finish the curved edge. :)

Now to put it together:
Take one of the apron pieces and make it the "front" by placing the pockets and straps.

Sew them in place, leaving the pockets open part way on the curved side.

Sew the straps to the sides about an inch down from the armhole, and one end of the neck strap to the top right hand side of the top edge:

Pin the straps to the body, so they don't get caught as you are sewing the lining.  Place the 2 apron pieces right side together and sew all the way around, leaving a gap at the bottom to turn.

Clip the curves on the armholes..

Turn apron right side out, press, and then top stitch all the way around close to the edge, which will close up the turning gap too.   Make a button hole at the free end of the neck strap and add a button.

And that it is! You have a perfect little apron.

'And she loves it....and loves baking cookies too!

Linking up to TGIFF this week over at Georgia Girl Quilts!


  1. Hi Flo! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF this week! What an adorable apron- and she looks so cute in it. I'm bookmarking this post. My nieces just might need their own aprons!

  2. This is so cute! What an easy pattern, but made so darling with the fabrics used.

  3. Love it!! What a sweet apron, love that you used the sleeves to make pockets.

  4. She looks adorable in her new apron and aren't you a sweetie pie for making it for her. Cookies, too . . . you say. What a clever little girl.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  5. already eyeing up my stash for perfect apron fabrics! the grandbabies need these!

  6. Oh so sweet! I love the tute and the fabric you used is beautiful.

  7. Perfect! I love the fabric too! Have fun. 5 is a great age!

  8. Great apron! I hope you both have a lovely ten days :)

  9. How cute! I bet she loves having her very own apron :)


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