If you stopped by the blog yesterday, you will have already learned that I’m making aprons for my kiddos for Christmas. Yesterday I shared a boy’s apron pattern and tutorial. Today I’m sharing the girl’s apron pattern. Both of these are reversible, simple patterns that can be finished in a couple hours- which makes them great Christmas presents!
What you’ll need:
- 1/2 yard of contrast fabric
- 1/4 yard of fabric in 2 colors/ patterns for the apron bodies
- Matching Thread
- 2 matching buttons
- General sewing supplies
Here are the 3 pattern pieces. You can download and print them, just make sure that they are printed at 100%. I’ve included a 1-inch square so that you can make sure they printed correctly.
This pattern should fit a child approximately 4-6 years old. It is shown in the pictures on my 4 year old.
Cut out the pattern pieces, and attach the Girl’s Apron top and bottom pieces together so the sides line up the the 2 “V”s make an “X”.
Using the pattern piece for the body of the apron, cut out one body piece from each of the main fabrics.
From the contrasting fabric, cut out the following strips:
For Straps: 4 strips of fabric 2″ x 20″
For Neck strap: 2 strips of fabric 2″ x 11″ (before cutting this, measure on your child to make sure this will be a long enough neck strap)
For Ruffles: 2 strips of fabric 4″ by approximately 40″
For Pockets: Cut 4 of the pocket pattern piece
With the 4″ x 40″ strips, run 2 basting stitches down one long edge at approximately 1/4″ and 3/8″. Gather the strip until it measures approximately 15 inches.
Put right sides together and pin the ruffle in place on the apron, as shown.
Repeat with the other ruffle and the other apron piece.
Sew the ruffles in place using a 1/2″ seam allowance so your gathering stitches won’t show. Press.
Putting right sides together, pin ties and neck straps. Sew around 3 edges, leaving one of the short edges open. Clip corners, turn inside out, and iron.
With right sides together, pin and sew around edges of pockets, leaving a 3-4″ opening on the straight side for turning. Clip curves and corners. On the side that has the opening, iron both sides towards the center, so that the open area is straight with the parts that are sewn. Turn inside out and press. You’ll need to sew the opening closed. I do this using a ladder stitch. Hold the 2 seams together. Insert the needle lengthwise through one of the seams, then come out from that seam and directly across into the other seam. See the picture for what I’m meaning. (I apologize that my drawing on it isn’t very pretty- I was just trying to make it obvious what you should do).
Pin pockets to the centers of the apron pieces, and sew in place (making sure to only sew the curved part).
Pin neck strap and ties in place on the right side of one of the apron pieces, as shown. Pin the ends of the ties into the center of the apron so that you don’t accidentally sew them.
Lay the other apron piece face down (so right sides are together) and pin.
As you’re sewing near the ties and neck strap, be careful to sew next to the sides of the ties and neck strap and not to accidentally sew into them. Clip corners and curves, turn and press. Sew the opening closed using the ladder stitch again.
Sew a buttonhole at the end of the neck strap. Attach one button to each side of the neck opening so that the neck strap can be buttoned on either side.
If you’d like to make the boy’s apron, check it out here.
Do your kids help you bake or cook? If so, what are their favorite foods to make?
This post is part of our Christmas Crafts & Decor Series. Be sure to check out the rest and keep coming back this month for more crafts! Also you can find all our Christmas posts in ONE PLACE! Check out our Homemade Christmas page for all our Christmas goodies.
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