Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Tea Towel Aprons for Kids

Update: I have posted a tutorial for these aprons.

I was sorting my fabric a few weeks ago when I came across some pieces that I thought would look great in my friend's kitchen.  She likes to bake, so I decided to make some aprons for her kids.

This is what I started with:

And these are the results:

I did embroidered the kids' initials on each.  Juliana is modeling her own, and the one for my friend's son.  The one for her daughter is the same as Juli's.  I didn't want to leave the babies out either, so I made bibs for Nico and J's youngest.  Nico's bib isn't actually finished yet.

I was going to do a tutorial for the aprons, but I always feel kind of silly explaining stuff that is intuitive to me, but I don't want to go the other way and not explain important steps.  Basically, I just cut the long edges off to form the waist ties and hemmed the cut side, then cut the big section to the size and shape I wanted and hemmed it too.  I used the cut-off fabric to make the pocket on the boy's apron, the neck straps, and the ruffle on the bottom of the girls' aprons.  I have a great dark red fabric that I used for the little ruffles.  I wish I had more of that fabric, it's my favourite right now.  I have about a metre left.

And of course I had to have fun wrapping this just-because-gift.

They all came over today and we had fun baking with the kids.  Some of the resulting gingerbread cookies may not be completely edible, but all three of the kids had fun and I think the moms did too.  Unfortunately, the babies were a little fussy.

PS: I apologise for the sideways pictures.  Blogger really needs to add the option to rotate pictures to their so-called new and improved posting thingy.



  1. I'd like to come over and bake cookies...can you make me an apron like that...they are so cool. :) Love the pics of your kids and the present as well.

  2. How absolutely adorable! I love that you monogrammed them too. I'm so glad you joined my party :)

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  3. These are adorable! I love how you added the little pocket with the monogram. Such a cute touch!!

  4. Umm yes I need a step by step tutorial.pppppllllleeeease, they are so cute. I must make them. P.S. Don't forget to add the Pennywise button to your post or sidebar. Thanks

  5. I would love a tutorial! I want to make aprons for my boys and those are perfect!

  6. Ok, I'll have to see what I can do for a tutorial.

  7. I love this and have a little "baker" who needs an apron like this.
    Thanks for the excellent idea, and tutorial!


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