Date Posted:1 August 2022
This tutorial will show you how to create a kid's apron with the option of adding embroidery or applique!
Aprons are a great staple to have in every kitchen, and this project is especially great if you have kids that love to help with the cooking. It also makes a great gift for your family or friends’ children as you can add personalisation to it with embroidery, using initials, names or general designs (kitchen instruments, flowers, etc). We also have a tutorial for an adult's apron, so you can create a matching set!
We recommend using a plain cotton duck, canvas or denim for this tutorial. If you wanted to use a print fabric, a printed cotton duck or printed linen will be suitable.
What you'll need:
- Sewing machine
- Rasant thread (To match your fabric)
- Fabric: you will need 50"
- 1" webbing (Approximately 80-100" in your colour choice)
- Sewing scissors
- Ruler & measuring tape
- Pins and small clips
- Rotary cutter and self-healing mat
- Water soluble pen/Tailor's chalk
- Embroidery machine
- Embroidery threads
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The steps below are just an overview of the project instructions and must be used in conjunction with the tutorial video. Print these steps out to have beside you when watching the video as a reminder.
- With your water soluble pen, draw a rectangle on the back of your fabric that is 24” long and 14” wide.
- From the bottom, mark a point 12” up along one side.
- Find the centre point along the top (7").
- From the centre point, mark a point at 3.5” along the top.
- Draw a diagonal line from the top mark to the side mark.
- Repeat for the other side.
- Cut out your apron piece along the diagonal lines. Set aside.
- Cut out a rectangle that is 8” square. This is your pocket piece.
If you are adding embroidery, do so here. Note: If adding embroidery, cut a piece for your pocket that will fit your hoop size (this will be trimmed down to 10" x 10" afterwards).
- Overlock all four edges of your pocket piece.
- Fold over the top edge ½” and press flat with your iron.
- Using a 3mm straight stitch, sew a line of top stitching to secure the fold in place.
- Fold over the bottom edge and press with your iron.
- Fold over both sides of the pocket and press flat. Set aside.
- Overlock all edges of your apron piece.
- Find the bottom centre point of your apron
- Measure 12” up from the bottom, mark a point.
- Align the top middle of your pocket with the mark just made, pin or clip to secure.
- Sew both the sides and bottom to the apron, leaving the top open.
- Fold up bottom hem of apron ½” and sew with a straight stitch and a ⅜” seam allowance.
- Fold top hem down ½” and sew with a straight stitch and a ⅜” seam allowance.
- Fold sides in ½” and sew with a straight stitch and a ⅜” seam allowance.
- Cut four pieces 25” long of the webbing.
- Turn over the webbing ends twice, to encase the raw edges, sew a top stitch to secure.
- Fold the raw edge over and pin to the back of the apron (where the diagonal meets the side) on both sides.
- Stitch a box X stitch to secure each end.
- Repeat for the top pieces (placed in the corner where the diagonal meets the top edge).
- Iron all seams flat.
- You're all finished!
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Echidna project material/ fabric requirements are an indication only and can seem to be generous. This has been intentional. Should you make a cutting or embroidery mistake you will have sufficient fabric to rectify your error.