Today I wanted to share a quick and easy but oh so adorable tutorial – kids apron. I was lucky enough to win a Rollie Pollie [jelly roll] from Riley Blake Designs on Instagram. Bella Boulevards Fresh Market collection is vibrant and whimsical, filled with citrus, florals and fruits. It screamed out kitchen to me. So with that I decided to make some children’s aprons. Here is how I made it. This size would be suitable for 3-5 year olds.
Work out the order and placement of the strips. As I was going to donate these to my son’s pre-school I thought I would group ‘boy’ colours and ‘girl’ colours.
Sew the strips together with 1/4 inch allowance and press. I press the seam towards the darker colour of the 2.
Cut the panel in half, creating 2, 20 inch [50 cm] pieces.
Sew these 2 panels together and press.
Measure 6 inches [15 cm] from both sides [top left and top right corners] towards the centre and mark. Measure 12 inches [30 cm] from both sides [bottom left and bottom right] upwards and mark. With a plate [or another circular object mark the shape on the fabric and cut [keep the pieces for the scrappy oven mits].
Sew a 1/4 inch rolled hem around the entire apron. Press the hem and sew in threads.
Sew the waist and neck straps securely in place with an X box. I used white herringbone tape, 8 inches [20 cm] for the waist straps and approximately 16 inches [40cm] for the neck strap.
With the scraps I trimmed them into approximately 4 inch squares.
Quilted them with wadding.
I machine sewed the matching bias binding leaving a loop at one of the corners to create play oven mits to match the aprons.
Sewed in the threads.
Lucky we had storm trooper to model the ‘girl’ one.