Monday, July 19, 2010

Next Project: Child's Apron

(photo borrowed from and owned by Sew Liberated)

UPDATE:  Done!!!! I did the apron last night in about two hours. I like the pattern. Very easy to make. I ended up not binding it with bias tape.  The one snag I ran into was my desire to iron vinyl onto the front panel of fabric. I did this first and when I turned the apron inside out it crinkled the vinyl.  Still, it looks okay and it is definitely functional. Maybe next time I will iron on the vinyl last.  I will post photos soon!!!

Noodlebug needs an apron for both helping in the kitchen and for messy art. I have had a hard time finding a pattern that I like. I really wanted more of a smock but I'm going to go with this child's apron from SEW LIBERATED.

I hit Joann's today and got more of this fabric that I used to make Noodlebug's boxer shorts:

I think they are discontinuing it which is too bad because it is so darn cute!!!  It was on sale for $2.99 a yard.  I really wanted to use oilcloth but it is expensive and has limited patterns. So, I'm going to use iron-on vinyl for the front panel of the apron. HeatnBond makes some for $9.49 for 2 yards. I used my Joann's 40% mailer coupon on that. I'm going to use a bright yellow bias tape for the edges.

I'll let you know how it goes! In the meantime, I need to finish the Anna Maria Horner museum tunic I have been working on and start my Christmas rag quilt!


Alison said...

That will be one cute apron

Nikella said...

I like the fabric you chose! I find it hard to find nice fabrics for boys.

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