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Kid Apron - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Lately my little man has been doing more messy crafts, like coloring… I know it’s not the worst, but still SO messy. I was thinking hoping, “Oh it will just come out in the wash.” That is until I saw this cute idea from Melissa on The Polka Dot Chair. She made this really cute apron for her nephew, and after seeing some of the cute fabrics The Ribbon Retreat carries, I couldn’t NOT make one.

The first thing I did was buy a kid’s apron from The Dollar Tree. You can get these cheap aprons anywhere. Melissa suggested even JoAnn’s. I used the apron as my pattern and cut out two pieces.

The plan was to have the two pieces and Ric Rac bordering the apron. Let me just say, this took me twice as long four times as long as it should have.

I put the right sides together and pinned with the Ric Rac in between. I put the ribbon straps where they should go and started sewing. I turned it right-side-out and it looked horrible. It was a disaster… so I let the unpicking commence.

Thinking about it I should have sewed the Ric Rac onto one side of the fabric, as well as the ribbon, and then sew the two fabrics together. Does that sound like a better idea? I am so new to this sewing thing, I am pretty sure my thought process makes everything more difficult.

After I picked it apart, I decided to zig zag the edge, then fold and sew. Well about half way into zig zagging, I realized I already folded it, so you can see the zig zag seam all the way around. By this point in the project, I didn’t care. It still looks okay, right?! 🙂

Kid Apron - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I added my ribbon and velcro and I was finished! I think it turned out really fun and boyish, thanks to the cute Kids and Fun fabric by Michael Miller.

My little man wasn’t a fan of wearing it, unfortunately, but there is room to grow. And just like the hooded towel, he will get used to wearing it eventually. Right? I hope so!

Kid Apron - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Kid Apron - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

What I Used:

Kids and Fun by Michael Miller
Regular Stripes in Yellow
Sew On Velcro
Superior Threads
That Purple Thang
– I love this “thang”! It is awesome where my big fingers can’t get to!

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3 Comments

  1. Nancy
    Posted August 28, 2010 at 11:46 pm | Permalink

    I think the zig zag pattern is actually really cute. Good thing you didn’t plan on doing it differently or else it wouldn’t have turned out quite as adorable. 🙂

  2. Posted September 2, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

    So cute! You are just amazing!

  3. Posted September 4, 2010 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    What an adorable kiddie apron! I love this idea for my girls…they love to do crafty things. 🙂 I didn’t know that The Ribbon Retreat had a blog until today–how cool. I’ve been eyeing the ribbon making goodies on the site for awhile now. Just need to save up for the instructions and the bow maker. 🙂 Great blog! 🙂

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