Thursday, 12 July 2012

Child's Apron Tutorial

If you have been reading my earlier posts you will know that I have been making personalised aprons for two special little girls that are about to have a baby brother or sister.
The aprons are complete and ready to be shipped off to Canada, and I have made a third as a tutorial to share with you.  It can be downloaded here

I have provided two sizes of apron: 3 - 5 yrs and 6 - 9 yrs. These age ranges are very approximate however, as aprons and children vary enormously in size. If you need it longer just add a little to the bottom of the main apron piece when you draw your pattern - you will of course need a little extra fabric!

To make an apron you will need:
3/4 yard or 70cm(0.7m) of the main fabric
A piece 20x15inches (51x38cm) for 3-5 yr size
or 22x17inches (56x43cm) for 6-9 yr size for lining
15" x 3/4"(38 x 2cm) length of elastic for 3-5 yr size
or 16" x 3/4" (41 x 2cm) length of elastic for 6-9 yr size
Oddment of contrast fabric for personalising
Small piece of Bondaweb or other fusible for attaching the letters - the US equivalent of Bondaweb is Wonder-Under

The name is simply appliqued to the top of the apron. If you have never tried this before, there are detailed instructions and lots of photos to help you in the pdf pattern
There are plenty of ways to embellish your apron further - you can add a contrast trim to the top of the pocket as I did with the Julia apron or add ric rac and applique flowers as in the photo of the Roslyn apron (I think I'm addicted to ric-rac, I seem to add it to everything!)
I'm sure you'll think up lots of ideas of your own too!
I hope you enjoy the pdf  tutorial !

Till next time.... Julie


  1. I love the apron. I will have to make one. The tutorial was awesome! Thanks so much!

  2. Julia and Roslyn are going to look awesome in these!

  3. So cute! I can't wait to make one.....or two!


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