This is a tutorial for a children's play apron. This will fit a size 2T-4t. There are links on my sidebar to download the pattern. This pattern was drawn by me, and is for personal use only, please! For any of the pictures, just click to view them larger!
*About 1 yard of material total--I just used what I have on hand, and mix and match fabrics--i think it looks funner that way!--so I don't know *for sure* how much material I used.
**Note: The pattern allows for a 3/8" seam allowance. If you need more, please size your pattern accordingly!
Step 1: Print out pattern, tape pieces together, trace onto fabric (or pin), and cut out pieces. Along with the printable pieces, you will also need (2) 2.5" x 16" strips, and (1) 2.5"x 14" strip.
Step 2: Sew one apron front section to two apron side sections, right sides together. Repeat for remaining apron front, and side sections. Press seams flat.
Step 3: Sew Pockets: Take two pocket pieces, and align them right
sides together. Sew a seam around, leaving opening for turning. Trim, and clip curves.
Turn right side out, making sure corners are square--this helps if you use a turning tool, such as a chopstick or pencil. Repeat with remaining pocket. Press flat, and tuck in section you left open for turning.
Step 4: Attach Pockets: On the right side of the FRONT on your apron, pin on pockets. I just eyeball it--but make sure you put them at least 1/2" away from edges.
Sew around 3 edges of the pocket, about 1/8" away from edge. Leave top open.
Step 5: Place apron front and back sections right sides together, and sew. Leave opening for turning. Trim, clip curves. Turn right side out, and press. Tuck in edges of opening you left for turning. Top stitch around entire apron, catching your opening.
Step 6: Make the neck strap and ties: All three will be done the same way. Using your iron, press in the short edges of your strip 1/4", then repeat with the longer sides. Next, fold in half, and press. Top stitch around edges using 1/8" seam. Repeat with remaining two strips.
Step 7: Attach straps. The shorter piece is your neck strap. Align the strap on the back side of the apron as pictured. Pin, and sew a diamond shape to attach strap to apron.
For ties, align on back of apron, even with side edges. Pin and sew.
Voila! You now have a finished apron!!
I would love to see any aprons you make using this tutorial! I hope everything is clear, and if you have any problems, please let me know! This pattern is pretty "girly," but I am working on a more unisex pattern right now too!