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Reversible Children’s Apron with Fabric Crayon Embellishment
You will need:
- fabric – some polyester if you are going with the fabric crayon embellishment
- ½ to ¾ inch wide bias tape or ribbon or twill tape
- paper for sketching the pattern – I used a paper bag from the grocery store
- Crayola Fabric crayons (optional)
Draw the pattern on paper and cut out the pattern. Then pin the pattern on the first fabric and cut on the fold. Repeat on the second fabric.
This is what you should have:
Step 2: (optional)
Draw your design on white paper with fabric crayons.
Step 3: (optional)
Layer the fabric and paper as follows starting from the bottom:
- brown paper bag
- polyester fabric right side up
- white paper with drawing facing down
- brown paper bag
Set iron to polyester (medium heat setting) and press firmly for 1-2 min
This is what the result should look like. Remember the image on the fabric will be reversed so pay attention if you include letters or symbols in your design.
With right sides facing, sew along the blue line in the picture with a ¼ inch seam allowance. Notice how the sewing line breaks at the bottom for a 4-inch space to turn the piece and there are four 1-inch openings along the top, which will become the casing for the tie.
Turn the piece inside out using the bottom opening. Straighten everything. Iron and pay special attention to make sure the casing openings are folded neatly.
Topstitch all the way around the apron. Be careful not to sew the casing openings closed.
Create casing by sewing addition lines 1 inch from and parallel to the diagonal edges of the apron.
Insert bias tape/ribbon through casing as shown in picture. A safety pin can be helpful in guiding the tape/ribbon through the casing.
Step 9: (optional)
Finish the ends of the bias tape/ribbon if necessary. Sew a few stitches by hand to hold the casing openings in place. I find that the topstitching takes care of the openings and they don’t fray or pop open even after a few washings. But you can put in a few stitches if you like to make the openings extra-sturdy.
Now put the pretty apron on a kid and have him or her help you bake some cookies!