One of the cutest things I’ve ever made, a little girls apron….

girls apron

 

I am thoroughly enjoying making these aprons.  I forgot what led me to Aesthetic Nest, a gorgeous blog chock full of inspiration and wonderful tutorials,  it may have been Pinterest, surprise, surprise!  Anneliese, the woman behind Aesthetic Nest made this apron for her daughters and I had to give her tutorial a go.  Super fast, easy and you can really have fun with bright fabrics and trims.

You’ll need 2 fat quarters of contrasting fabric

about 1 yard of decorative trim (you’ll have some left over)

about 3 yards of cotton twill tape (you’ll have a bit left over)

Anneliese provides a pattern piece in her tutorial, its the only one you’ll need!

Begin by folding your fat quarters (18″ x 22″) in half the long way, line up your pattern piece to cut out arm holes, these become your pocket so no wasting any fabric :)

pocket pieces with rick rack sewn on

pocket pieces with rick rack sewn on

I sewed some pink rick rack to the right side of my pocket.  Then put right sides of the two pocket pieces together and sew around leaving a couple of inches to turn inside out.  After turning inside out push out corner points and iron.

childs apron frontI lined up my pocket about 3 ” from bottom of arm hole and right in the middle ( I lined up the pocket with the crease I made before ).  Sew your pocket down, nice and close to the edge, of course leaving the top open.

all stitched down

all stitched down

Now pin your trim of choice to the bottom edge of the apron and sew.

rick rack all pinned down

rick rack all pinned down

Cut your 2 twill ties, 21″ each and fold over one end on each 1/4″ then again 1/4″ and sew.   Do the same for the neck ties but cut those 16″ each.  (I changed the design just a bit to have a tied neck instead of a button down neck )

sew end of twill tie

sew end of twill tie

Pin the two waist ties 3/8″ below each arm hole and sew down.  Make sure to face the ties towards the inside of the apron!

waist ties

No take your second apron piece and with rights sides facing pin all around and sew, being sure to leave the top open!

two apron pieces pinned and ready to be sewn together

two apron pieces pinned and ready to be sewn together

Now clip your corners and turn right side out.

clip corners

press well

press well

Lastly make about a 3/8″ fold (to the inside) at the open top of the apron and press.  Place your 16″ legnths of twill tape at either end of opeing and pin.  Now top stitch close to the edge all the way across being sure to catch the twill tape securely.

fitting in neck ties

fitting in neck ties

Trim any threads and enjoy this sweet apron!  According to Anneliese this apron fits toddles and children from about 2 to 6 years of age.

front of apron with pocket

front of apron with pocket

other side of apron

other side of apron

another fabric combination

another fabric combination

Cheers!

Jayne


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Comments

  1. How lovely !!

  2. Love the fabric you used. I never thought of using fat quarters, now I’ll be looking for them regularly.

  3. Very cute!

  4. ZOMG. Ridiculously adorable. And mad skillz!

  5. that is so adorable!!! i love the fabric choices- they put it over the top!

  6. These are soooo cute ! ! I love them!

  7. I love the apron. Darling. Would love to have you link this to my party What to do Weekends. This is the perfect weekend project, isn’t it? Following you also. Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/03/what-to-do-weekends-10.html

  8. Very cute!

  9. Gosh that is the cutest thing.

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