- Cut three cute fabrics into various-sized rectangles for the bib, bib trim, skirt, skirt trim, crayon pouch backing, and crayon pouch pocket, and lining.
- Assemble crayon pocket first.
- Attach skirt trim to main skirt fabric; line with cute coordinating fabric…BUT don’t sew the top of the rectangle shut!
- Sew bib trim to bib main fabric; line with cute fabric….BUT don’t sew the bottom of the rectangle shut!
- Flip and press both bib and skirt.
- Attach ribbon to sides of bib rectangle…sewing all the way around each piece.
- Insert RSO bib into the top of the RSO skirt, and machine baste in place.
- Sew a long piece of ribbon across the waste of the apron, across all layers of fabric (including skirt/lining and bib/lining.
- Sew an extra stretch of ribbon along bottom of crayon pouch if needed (okay, so full transparency here! My pocket was too deep to hold my markers, so I added the ribbon last to make the pocket less shallow! Quick and easy fix!) BUT…if you were going to do this intentionally, I would add the ribbon BEFORE sewing it to the lining!
A few weeks ago, we went to a birthday party for a good friend’s two kids! Lately, I have been really enjoying giving hand-made gifts (I’m pretty sure it’s more fun for me than for them…but, whatever!), and was excited to make both a little girl gift and a little boy gift this time around! Today, I’ll show you what I made for the 3-year-old big sister…and next week, I have a two-part post to show you what I made for her 1-year-old little brother!
I was thinking about doing a repeat performance of my Personalized Coloring Tote for this little girl, but I always jump at an opportunity to try something different. I had seen a bunch of crayon aprons on other blogs and Pinterest, and knew it would be just the ticket!
I came across this cute picture and fell in love! How adorable are all those fabrics?!? Although I could have just bought the pattern and been on my way (source is below if you want it!)…but if you know anything about me, I had to try and figure it out myself!
With the guidance of JUST this photo…
…here is how my turned out!
I have more pictures to show you after the jump!
Unfortunately, I don’t have a tutorial for you to follow to make your own. I wish I did…but I DO have three really good excuses why I don’t! One) I didn’t want to take business away from the person who designed and now sells the pattern for this cute apron! Two) I was on a little bit of a time crunch to get this done in time for the party (read: no time to take pictures!), and Three) This was one of those “I figured it out as I went along”-type projects…I wasn’t sure how cute it would turn out until it was all done!
Even though I don’t have a picture-guided tutorial, I can tell you this: It was actually pretty simple to make once I figured out HOW it had to go together. To save you some time (and some brain energy), here’s a quick run-down of the process (or at least how I did it!) if you want to give it a go yourself!
If all this bib into skirt nonsense didn’t quite make sense, you might be able to figure it out by looking at the lining!
Before wrapping it up, I slid some cute little mini (washable!) markers into each slot!
And paired it with a princess coloring poster from the Dollar Store!
This really was a fun project to work on – not only did the final product turn out great, but the process of thinking and figuring it all out was so fun for me! I just LOVE the challenge of taking a picture and creating it with my own brain and two hands (oh, and the help of some cute fabrics and a sewing machine!).
What about you? Do you like to use patterns? Or figure things out as you go?
Thanks for stopping by!!
Be sure to come back next week – in addition to some other fun gift ideas, there are some SUPER exciting things going on with my “little ‘ol blog.” Can’t wait to tell you!