Tuesday, January 25, 2011
An upcycled apron for E K
As most little girls do, my 6 year old granddaughter Emma Kate likes to play restaurant and be a waitress. And what does a waitress need-- An apron of course. It also required pockets to hold her order book and pen.
The other night they came by for a visit and they brought a pillowcase and ribbon and asked if I could use that to make an apron. Well of course I was sure I could.
So this is what I came up with and I think it is pretty darn cute.
First, I turned up the open end of the pillowcase because it had such a cute border. I turned it up 8 inches and topstitched the sides. then I sewed 2 more vertical lines to form pockets.
Then, I moved up about 4 inches and cut off the top of the pillowcase.
Next ,I cut a band 5"x14" and gathered the apron to fit this leaving the band extended 1/2 " past the apron on each end. After sewing the apron to the band- I turned the band right sides together after turning up a 1/2 " hem on the band and sandwiched the ribbon in the ends and sewed the ends. Then top stitch the band where it meets the apron. And we are done.
I think she will be a happy little girl when she sees her apron.
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