After making brownies with Sophia the other day I thought it would be fun to make her an apron for baking with me and for playing in her own kitchen. It turned out so cute that I decide to make another one for her friend Kyra who's 3rd Birthday is this weekend. I think it will make the perfect little gift.
Here is the how I made them. I'm not one who uses patterns often, I tend to just wing it. Out of 1 yard of fabric I cut a rectangle measuring 14 X 22 and a square measuring 9 X 9.
Fold, press, and strait stitch three sides of the fabric leaving the top unfinished. Do this to both pieces of fabric.
You can create pleats by hand or use a basting stitch to make ruffles. On this one I used the basting stitch and gathered the fabric to make ruffles.
I used bias tape for the trim and ties. You can buy it or make it like I did. Wrap the folded bias tape over the edge of the ruffles pinning it in place as you go.
Attach by sewing along the edge of the bias tape using a strait stitch.
Pin and sew the top part of the apron to the bottom.
Finish both sides of the bias tape.
Attach the neck trim using a box stitch. Which is just a square with and X going across.
Looks like this
Your done! Here is the finished apron.
I also made a pot holder to go with the apron to make a cute little set. I hope Kyra loves it as much a Sophia does.