Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Free PDF Pattern & Tutorial: Upside Downside Apron {by The Crafty Kitty}

I am very pleased to welcome Stephanie, of The Crafty Kitty, back to the Birch Blog to share yet another fabulous tutorial with you all!  Stephanie is committed to sewing organic, which makes it such a perfect partnership in our book.  Well that and her mad skillz.  That's right... I spelt skillz with a "z".  She's that good.  Enjoy!

The Crafty Kitty | Upside Downside Reversible, Kid's Apron

 A quick sew, this reversible apron fits ages 2-5 years. Double the apron, for double the mess and double the FUN! You will need:
Print out and assemble the pdf pattern. Cut apron (on the fold) from your 2 fabrics. Cut the ribbon into 2 x 1 metre pieces (1 yard pieces should work too). Bind 1 end of each piece by using a very narrow zig zag stitch.

The Crafty Kitty | Upside Downside Reversible, Child's Apron

Next, pin, then baste loops and ribbons (non bound end) 1/4" seam allowance.

The Crafty Kitty | Upside Downside Reversible, Child's Apron

  Now, place main apron and lining apron, right sides facing. sew all the way around using 1/2" seam allowance. Making sure you leave a 2-3" gap at the bottom of the apron for turning, trim seam allowance to 1/4" and trim corners.

The Crafty Kitty | Upside Downside Reversible, Kid's Apron

  Turn apron, right sides facing out. Finally, press and top stitch 1/8" away from edge.

The Crafty Kitty | Upside Downside Reversible, Child's Apron


Options for customization:
  • Use a contrast top stitch
  • Add a simple rectangular pocket
  • Try adding, contrast bias binding or piping around the edges
This apron is great for role play as well as messy activities.

The Crafty Kitty | Upside Downside Reversible, Child's Apron

It makes a great, last minute, gift. Give the apron, on its own, paired with cookie cutters or a homemade playdough bakery set.

The Crafty Kitty | Upside Downside Reversible, Child's Apron

The apron ties by crossing the ribbons at the back, threading through the loops at the waist then tying together in the centre (see central image in collage above).

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Thank you to Stephanie for lending her beautiful project to us!  Head over to The Crafty Kitty to see what else she's up to.  Follow her on Bloglovin' too.  That way you're sure to see it all. :)

12 comments:

  1. So cute! I especially love the idea of adding play dough and cookie cutters as a gift set :) I see many of these in my future.

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  2. My girls would love one of these + that fabric is darling. :)

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  3. so so cute!!! perhaps i should put make new aprons on the kiddos christmas lists ;)

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  4. ooooh what a sweet idea, and love the fabric choices

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  5. This blog all images i full like. thanks fully for this post.
    press fabrics

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  6. You know, I've looked all over and can't find the FREE PDF download for this amazingly cute apron!

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  7. I couldn't find the free PDF pattern either

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  8. The apron is so cute;I can't find the download.. please help

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  9. To get the pattern you need to click on the green letters that say "Apron Pattern" at the bottom of the list of supplies

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  10. Can you please show how you placed the "loops"? THere isn't an image for that step.

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  11. I'm glad M.Mendoza asked the question about 'loops'. I couldn't find anything either, thought I was losing it. Please let us know how to do the loops.
    Thanks

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  12. Are the loops button holes?

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