The finished apron

A new irregular series that I will post are makes by mum. These are things that we can make to use with the children. Today’s post is an easy wear apron for 3 – 6 year olds. I just made this for a friend’s daughter as a birthday present as J and T are a little too young for the size that I found a pattern for.

Now I had to dust off the sewing machine and call in some friends to find out how to use it and of course phone up my mum and ask her advice and help along the way – but within 3 hours I had made the apron and packaged it with some sprinkles and cup cake cases for the birthday present.

So here goes

Pattern is from Sew Liberated and available as a pdf on the Blog. I printed this out and then used grease proof paper to make my pattern up following the instructions in the pdf.

I brought 1m of fabric as I didn’t know exactly how much I would need and only used half of it – so will be making another apron very soon. The rest of the materials I brought way too much of as well which means that I will have enough for the other apron without having to go and buy more stuff.

In total the apron cost around £4 to make as the material was from the remnants bucket at my local fabric shop.

My main challenges were with the velcro – but I think some hand stitching of this would have solved the problem.

If you do have a go at this come and post about it or pop over onto the facebook page and load up a picture to show everyone what you have made.

Next in the series will be basic bean bags

Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

One Comment

  1. Oooh i like the idea of this series. Let me know if you wanting any idea’s. I have so many idea’s planned for making for the kids just need to get round to them.

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