Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Little Lady Size Aprons


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     My little lady had a couple little friends having birthdays recently. Since she is really into "cooking" these days, I thought aprons would be a fun gift for the little friends. Aprons are super easy to make without a pattern. These measurements will make an apron that will fit about a 2 to 5yr old.

     Essentially, you are making a 7 inch x 7 inch square with a 7 inch line on either side.  Find the center of the square at the waist. Measure 10 1/2 inches in an arc from one side of the waist to the other. This will give you a perfect half circle for the skirt part of the apron.

      The straps are 15 inches long each. The ruffle around the bottom of the orange one is about 40 inches long.
      I like to double layer them so there is no exposed seams. Sew the pocket on the front, and pin a ruffle and straps raw edges lined up.


     Pin the other layer on top, making sure all the straps are out of the seam area. Sew around the edge leaving a space to turn right side out.


     I then top stitch around the whole thing to make it look neat and tidy.


     The second one I did, I used ribbon instead of fabric to make the straps and embellish the skirt. It was a LOT faster that way and I think is just as cute.


     An adult size can easily be made using the same exact method only larger measurements.

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9 comments:

  1. Abby, these are gorgeous aprons! Love it :) Linking this up with us made the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop better and more special. Thank you!

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  2. These are so cute! And I agree, they're a great idea for a gift. Using wide ribbon would make this a quick project and maybe easy for little beginners to help with.

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  3. Love your fabric choice! Little misses must love these.

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  4. These are adorable! Love the ruffles :)

    Sew Ray Me

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  5. Very nice aprons. I make one that is similar to that. I do love the way you put your ruffle on!

    Best wishes, Linda

    Link to my aprons.

    http://twosucculentsisters.blogspot.com/2011/03/last-shipment-to-jackiefrench-aprons.html

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  6. SO SO Cute! I am going to make these to have on hand for girly birthday parties! Thanks Kristy from www.apronsandapples.blogspot.com

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  7. thanks for the tutorial..i made 2 for my daughters..
    http://mana-mananadia.blogspot.com/2011/07/matching-apron-for-mama-baking.html

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  8. Thank you! I am making Christmas aprons for my neice and her family. @ femals and 2 males. This will work really well for the ladies. I am SO glad I looked here. These are adorable.

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