12 Gifts of Christmas: Girl’s Apron

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Nothing says “cute little girl gift” like an apron (except maybe a tutu, but that tutorial is later this week!). I still remember one of the aprons my mom made me, and I can’t wait to make one for my little girl. But in the meantime, make one for the little sweetie in your life! These directions are for 5T and smaller.

What you’ll need:
*Back fabric:  17″x17″
*Front Ruffle fabric:  34″x14″
*Ribbon fabric:  5″x 32″
*6″ velcro

1. Hem the two short sides and the bottom of your front ruffle and back fabrics. Turn over 1/2″ and then another 1/2″, press, and sew.

2.  Ruffle the front fabric. Sew a basting stitch at 1/2″ along the top (longest stitch possible) and leave your threads long. Don’t backstitch! Pull the top thread and start gathering your fabric. Continue ruffling the fabric until the front fabric is about 14″ wide.

http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2010/03/sewing-tips-part-6.html

from Make It and Love It

3.  Center your ruffle front on your back fabric. Zigzag the two together so they don’t slip when you attach the ribbon fabric.

4.  With your ribbon fabric, create a bias tape. Fold your piece of fabric in half and press. Unfold. Fold each side to the center and press. Also fold your short ends over 1/2″ and press.

http://sew4home.com/tips-resources/sewing-tips-tricks/344-bias-tape-how-to-make-it-a-attach-it

from Sew4Home

5.  Center your apron (ruffle front and back) on the ribbon fabric. Make sure your apron is tucked right up into the crease of your ribbon fabric. Also when you pin your ribbon fabric, make sure that you get both sides attached to the apron.

6.  Sew around the two short sides and bottom long side of the ribbon fabric.

7.  Attach your velcro (since little ones can’t tie the ribbons, I chose to use velcro). Before you start sewing, make sure that the velcro attaches to itself when you wrap it around a little waist (yep, that might be advice from experience–oops).

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3 responses to “12 Gifts of Christmas: Girl’s Apron

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  2. Megan

    Can I pay you to make one for Grace?

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