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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Kids Pinafore Apron Tutorial

 The fabric for this apron came from thrifted curtains, and a cot sheet.  I drafted the pattern myself, getting a rough size by using a singlet of the kids.  Front and back is the same, it can be a loose fit because they will be wearing it over their clothes.
Fold your fabrics in half, and lay one on top of the other.  Make sure the picture on your printed fabric is in a good spot, you don't want a headless kangaroo centre front!
 Once you have cut your apron out, look at the scraps to see if there is a picture you would like to use for the pocket.  I chose the rabbits.  Cut out the picture in a square, fold and press the edges in.
 Stitch along the top of the pocket.
 Position pocket, it doesn't have to be in the middle, and stitch in place.
 Pin lining to apron, right sides together.  Stitch, leaving the shoulder seams open.
 Clip curves.  Don't forget to leave tiny little triangles on the carpet to send your husband/partner/housemates crazy.
 Turn right way out.
 Poke back shoulder strap into front shoulder strap and pin.
 Stitch, making sure you are getting the lining as well.  Iron the apron.
 Make a buttonhole on one side of the back.
 Stitch a button on the other side.
Get a handsome model and Voila!  Easy.


  1. Ok, Screamstress, you rock! And your model is adorable...

  2. That is so cute! Wendy emailed me about this and I'm so glad she did. I would love to link to it if you didn't mind.

  3. Adorable fabrics, and a VERY handsome model!

  4. i love the fabric you chose :) come on over and link up to MMM !

  5. You are totally famous. And to think, I knew you "when."

  6. Just wanted to let you know I featured you tonight :) come on over and link another great idea up to MMM!


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