A quick nap time sewing project. My cousin's daughter is turning 5 soon and she's been having a blast helping to bake things in the kitchen. So I thought I'd make her an apron that she can wear in the kitchen. It ended up being easier than I thought it would.
What you need:
-Fabric cut into the following pieces:
Apron chest front: 9" x 7"
Neck string: 20" x 2"
Neck loop: 4" x 2"
Waist string: 69" x 2"
Apron skirt front: 26" x 14"
If necessary, iron flat your fabric. Fold apron skirt front in half (half of 26") and use a flat or other round object to trace along bottom edges to create a rounded shape then cut.
Sew edges around bottom and around both sides of apron front so edges are finished.
Sew edges on both sides and top (9", 9" & 7" sides) of apron chest front so edges are finished.
Sew waist string, neck string and neck wrong sides together then flip right side out. Iron flat and top stitch along edge of seam.
Mark the middle of apron skirt front (half of 26"), waist string and apron chest front (half of 7").
Take apron skirt front and mark 4 - 1" segments along both sides of middle. Take the outside 1" segment and fold towards next mark. Skip the next mark then fold the next 1" segment towards next mark. Creating two folds that go towards the middle on each side. Stitch over pleats to keep in place.
Pin unfinished edge of apron skirt front to seam of waist string then pin both to apron chest front making sure to line up the mark you have made in middle of each piece. Sew pieces together.
Top stitch along top of apron skirt front and waist string seam.
Attach neck loop to top of apron chest front.
Attach neck tie to other side of apron chest front.
Fold entire apron chest front over and stitch across.
Fold neck tie and neck loop on top of seam and stitch an x within the seams around neck tie and neck loop to secure.
A successful quick nap time project, done!