This is going to be the beginning of posts showing what handmade gifts my husband and I are making for my 2 sweet girls this Christmas. Most of these projects have been on my to-do list for at least a year. It will be nice to get some of them done.
I searched the web over for the best kids apron tutorial, and I found this one to be exactly what I wanted. stardustshoes.blogspot.com has some amazing tutorials she has done for the Michael Miller Fabric designs. You’ll have to check them out! Her tutorials are great for beginner or experienced sewers.
Her child size apron pattern was still way too large for my 2 and 4 year olds, so I will explain some of the adaptions I made with the pattern to fit smaller kids, just in case anyone out there is the least bit interested.
My changed measurements on the Apron pattern are as follows:
On the fold: 19 inches
Bottom: 8 inches
Right side edge: 12 inches
Top: 3 inches
For the pocket piece I actually did two pockets. The contrasting back pockets is made using two pieces of fabric 6″ x 10″. The front pocket is made from 2 pieces of fabric 5″ x 9″. Follow her same instructions to make the pockets, only sewing the one on top of the other.
The straps I wanted to be kid friendly and so I didn’t have kids coming up to me all the time asking me to tie their straps.
Neck strap: 4″ x 18.5″
2 Waist straps: 4″ x 7 “
I then used a strip of Velcro on the waist straps so they could put them on themselves.
The chef hat tutorial was great! I only changed the band measurements from 8″ x 24″, to 7″ x 24″.
This was a very inexpensive gift to make. I found the fabric on clearance at Joann’s for $1.50 per yard. I only used 1 yard each of the purple and pink fabrics, and 1 1/2 yard of the black polka dot fabric, and I still have leftovers.
It’s just killing me to try these on my cuties!