DIY crafts like this one make a great gift for Mom and her little helper. Sew matching hobby aprons with this enjoyable craft project.
- 100% cotton solid duck cloth for base (1/2 yd. for child’s; 5/8 yd. for adult’s)
- 100% cotton print fabric for pocket (1/2 yd. for child’s; 5/8 yd. for adult’s)
- 7/8-in.-wide coordinating grosgrain ribbon for waist tie
- Standard sewing supplies
- Iron and pressing cloth
- Fabric marking pen and quilter’s ruler
- From solid duck cloth, cut apron bases—a 15- x 13-in. piece for child’s and a 20- x 19-in. piece for adult’s.
- From print cotton fabric, cut pocket pieces—a 15- x 15-in. piece for child’s and a 20- x 20-in. piece for adult’s.
SEWING & APRON ASSEMBLY
- Fold pocket fabric piece in half, wrong sides together. Press in place with iron.
- Pin pocket to coordinating duck cloth piece’s right side. Place raw edges of pocket along bottom and sides of duck cloth piece. The folded pocket edge should lie horizontally in the center of the duck cloth with side and bottom edges matching.
- On sides and bottom only, turn all fabric layers under 1/2 in.; press in place. Turn under again 5/8 in. and press in place. If desired, miter corners. Pin all folds in place, then stitch close to outer folded edge.
- On top edge of each apron, turn under 1/2 in. and press in place. Turn under again 1-1/8 in. and press in place. Pin folds in place, then stitch close to outer folded edge, forming casing for tie.
- Use a quilter’s ruler and water-soluble fabric marking pen to draw vertical and horizontal lines on pocket piece, dividing it into smaller segments as desired for your hobby needs.
- Use a straight stitch on the vertical and horizontal marked lines.
Thread a 1- to 2-yd. length of ribbon through the casing for a waist tie. Cut ribbon ends on an angle to help prevent fraying.
Finished Sizes: Adult’s apron measures about 17-1/2 in. wide x 15-3/4 in. long. Child’s apron measures about 12-1/2 in. wide x 10 in. long.
Adult and Child Apron Set craft originally sent in by Diane Coates, West Allis, Wisconsin. Craft photography by Country Woman magazine.