How sweet is that? Literally. We'll be up to our ears in cake :) I've been wanting to sign up for all 3 of the Wilton classes for years now. I'll be a cake-makin' fool soon enough. I'm so excited!!
Okay, onto today's Make It Monday Project. Aprons are all the rage right now, but I am a novice sewer at best. Have no fear because this project was so super easy that I know all of you can do it too. The one I'm showcasing today was made at a church activity with my 11 yr. old. We made hers there & I brought mine home to show you how to make one. Aren't I nice?? :D Let's get started making cute aprons for you & your daughter (or neice, cousin, etc.).
step 1: gather your materials
2 yards of coordinating fabric (one yard of each kind of fabric)
sewing machine & thread
measuring tape (I used a t-square)
iron & ironing board
step 2: cutting fabric
Measure & cut one piece of fabric 22in. x 22in. Cut another piece 17in. x 17in. from the other piece of fabric. The larger square will be for the adult apron and the smaller square will be for the child apron.
For the bottom of each apron, take the coordinating piece of fabric & find its longest side. You will need to cut one piece of coordinating fabric for the bottom of each apron that is 6in. wide by however long your apron is long (it's okay if the strip you cut is longer than the square. it will be cut down to size later). You will also need to cut 3 more strips like this for the smaller apron, using the same fabric as the bottom strip. And you will need 4 strips of 6in. wide strip of coordinating fabric for your larger apron.
step 2: sewing strips together & iron
Sew your 6in. pieces together to make one long strip (make sure to leave one strip for the bottom - not sewing it to the other pieces). Then fold your material in 1/4 in. on all sides & press with an iron. Then fold the long strip down the middle & press with your iron.Then fold the sides of each end to make an arrow shape (as shown in the 2nd picture of this step).
Now iron the coordinating strip for the bottom of your apron as shown in the first picture of this step. Now you are ready to attach your bottom piece to the apron.
Lay your square of fabric over the bottom strip. The bottom of your square should line up with the center of your strip. Now fold the top of the strip up so the large square is sandwiched between. Pin it & sew along the top of the strip to attach it to the square.
step 4: sewing the sides
Fold the sides of your apron in once & then again so you have a nice clean fold. Start at the bottom and work your way up. You can iron before you pin, but it's not necessary.
Now sew all up the edge, removing the pins so you don't damage your machine. The picture below shows what your bottom piece & side will look like.
step 5: sewing the topOpen your long top strip of coordinating fabric that is already ironed. Find the center of your strip and the center of your square & meet them up together. Fold the top strip over your material. Pin your strip to your square. Now you can sew. Begin on one end (as shown in the picture below) and sew along the bottom of your strip. You do not need to sew the top of the strip.
step 6: you're done!! :)
Wear your super cute apron & bake something sweet!
I put this together in less than an hour. Now that's my kind of project! If you make one, I'd love to see :D