I Sew For Fun: Super-Simple Aprons
Enjoy creative moments with the youth in your life while sewing Nancy Zieman’s super-simple aprons. They will be so proud to say, “I made this”. Make coordinating aprons from fabric squares, grosgrain ribbon, and our super-simple sewing steps!
1/2 yd. Fabric A—child apron front (3/4 yd. Fabric A—adult apron front)
1/2 yd. Fabric B—child apron back (3/4 yd. Fabric B—adult apron back)
1/4 yd. 1/4-inch wide double-sided fusible web tape
3 yd. 1/4-inch wide ribbon (apron ties)
1. Cut fabric squares.
- Small Apron (age 5 and under): Cut a 14-inch square of Fabric A and Fabric B.
- Medium Apron (age 6 and up): Cut a 17-inch square of Fabric A and Fabric B.
- Adult Apron: Cut a 24-inch square of Fabric A and Fabric B.
2. Stitch apron.
- Stitch side seams.
- Wrap seams toward the center, folding along the stitching lines. Stitch seam, starting at the fold to stitch upper seam.
- Stitch lower seam, starting at the fold. Leave a 4–6-inch opening in the lower seam for turning.
- Turn apron right side out, using a Point 2 Point turning tool to push out corners. Press.
- Place a small 1/4-inch x 4–6-inch strip of Lite EZ Steam II or another fusible webbing in the opening of the apron. Press; remove paper. Press seam.
3. Make casings and add ties.
- Fold a triangle at top corner, measuring from fold to tip of triangle; press.
– 4-inch for small apron
– 5-inch for medium apron
– 6-inch for large apron
- On back side, fold over 1-inch on two adjacent edges. Secure withI Sew For Fun Heart Shaped Pins or I Sew For Fun Wonder Clips.
- Topstitch 1/8-inch from open edge to form casings.
- Using a Clip ‘n Glide Bodkin, insert ribbon at lower edge of first casing and continue through upper edge of second casing to form neck strap. Allow enough ribbon for apron ties.
Show your little partner how to use the Clip ’n Glide Bodkin to easily insert the ribbon. He/She will love to use the “alligator clip” to feed the ribbon into the apron!
Tune in and watch Nancy and her granddaughters, along with friends, take a modern approach to sewing. Nancy shares her team sewing-for-fun experience along with many tips for a big partner, and numerous insights for involving a little sewing partner—all while making simple, easy to sew kid-friendly projects. Watch I Sew For Fun on Sewing With Nancy!
The randomly selected winner of a Cute for Kids Embroidery Collection, is Barbara.
Her comment is, “First great granddaughter in May. Missing shower in Wisconsin today!”
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