Sew this simple kid's apron with free how to sewing instructions.  Make one for each holiday by simply using fabric with a holiday print.

Materials and Supplies

Craft Supplies:

  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread
  • Fabric*
  • Iron
  • Sewing gauge (helpful)

*4 yards makes 12 aprons - if only making one you will need 2 yards

Craft Instructions

  1. Cut one piece of fabric 14 1/2" long x 20" wide for the skirt and cut one piece 60" x 3 3/4" for the tie.
  2. Make a narrow hem on all four side of the 60" x 3 3/4" fabric.  An easy way to do this is to use your sewing gauge to mark 5/8" then press in place with your iron.  Go back and turn the raw edge to the inside meeting the fold you already pressed and press this in place.
  3. Fold each end into a triangle, press and topstitch all the way around the tie.  Place the tie aside for now.
  4. Narrow hem the two 14 1/2" sides of your other piece of fabric as you did for the tie.  This is the skirt of the apron.
  5. Hem the bottom of the skirt section 1 1/4" **
  6. Run a gathering stitch across the top of the skirt at 1/4" and 1/8" from the edge.
  7. Gently gather the fabric until the top edge measures approximately 12".  Find and mark the center.
  8. Find and mark the center of the tie.
  9. Line up the center of the skirt and the center of the tie.
  10. Fold the tie n half lengthwise and place it over the gathered edge of the skirt. Pin in place.
  11. Stitch across the edge of the tie only in the section where the skirt is.**

    **If your sewing machine has decorative stitching, this is a good place to use it.

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