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 :)
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.
I 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.
Now pin your trim of choice to the bottom edge of the apron and sew.
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 )
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!
No take your second apron piece and with rights sides facing pin all around and sew, being sure to leave the top open!
Now clip your corners and turn right side out.
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.
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.