I made an apron as a birthday present for my nephew, Alfie. Not only will it make baking even more fun for him, but it’ll also protect his clothes from cruddy food stains. Happy nephew and happy parents = double brownie points for Auntie Kellita! And it was so easy and quick to make that I made one for Henry too. Aww, matching cousin aprons everybody. Throw in some baking supplies and this really is the perfect present for any budding toddler chef, so with Christmas just around the corner – yep, the C-bomb already – I thought I’d show you how to make one too.
To make the apron you will need:
- Cotton fabric 40cm wide x 42cm long
- A metre and a half of 30mm twill tape
- The usual sewing paraphernalia
Step 1: Fold the fabric in half lengthways and cut a small curve across the corner, from approx. 10cm in from the top open side to approx. 23cm down.
Step 2: Fold over 1cm hem twice all the way around, press and secure with pins.
Step 3: Cut the twill tape into three lengths of 50cm.
Step 4: Tuck a strap into the hem on either side of the waist (at the bottom of the curve) and secure with a pin.
Step 5: Tuck the end of the neck strap into the hem on either side of the top of the apron and secure with a pin.
Step 6: Top stitch all the way around the apron, close to the edge, stitching through all thickness as you reach each strap. Repeat further in, so you have two rows of top stitching, and press.
Step 7: Hem the ends of the ties to stop them from fraying.
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