For Riley's third birthday, among other things, my mom gave her this sweet tiny apron to use for cooking and crafting. Gammy ordered the apron from a friend of hers and it is adorable. Riley loves it so much and while I was looking at the stitching and details I realized that the pattern was fairly easy. I decided to give sewing a similar apron a try as birthday presents for several of Riley's little friends.
Step 1: I used Riley's apron to trace a pattern onto a recycle brown paper bag.
Step 2: I picked a very bright, fun patterned fabric from IKEA.
Step 3: I traced the pattern onto the backside of the fabric using a Crayola crayon.
Step 4: I cut out the fabric and using a coordinating ribbon I pinned it to the edges to make a finished edge instead of hemming it.
Step 5: I used a scrap of fabric, cut it into a thin rectangular piece and as I fed it through the sewing machine I bunched it to make a ruffle trim.
Step 6. Sew the ribbon hem and attach the ruffle.
Here's the finished product!
Seriously, the IKEA fabric, so affordable ($1.99/yd) and so fun. SA-WOOOOON.
In all it's ruffly, ribbony goodness.
Riley's was monogrammed, but hello do you know how much they charge for putting a name on something these days? So until my dream of owning one of those machines myself comes true, I decided to use a glittery puff paint to write the names of the little girls top center.
If you are a beginning sewer this is a project you can do! Feel free to email me for more detailed instructions or if you have questions.