Sunday, December 02, 2018

An easy apron pattern for Christmas gifting

I've made quite a few aprons for grandchildren in the past, but recently I tried out a new pattern that I really like.  It's for a reversible apron.

The apron tutorial is here, if you are interested: Making it Fun.   You can find this apron tutorial in the right sidebar under the name Classic Apron Tutorial.  Click on the picture of the apron and the pdf appears for download or printing.

The tutorial has directions for both child and adult apron patterns.  I made the one at top in between those two sizes, which differed by a couple of inches.  Josiah is 10, but I wanted the apron to fit him for awhile.  I am not sure I've ever made a reversible apron before, but this is a great tutorial and so easy.  It went together so easily and was just plain fun to make.  I did choose to leave off the pocket, which is cute enough but completely unnecessary.

The next apron I made was in the child size.  I made it for a very petite four-year-old, but I wanted it to fit her for a few years, so I didn't try to reduce the pattern in any way.
 The only time-consuming part is making the pattern.  I used sheets of newspaper taped together.  Of course, once you get a particular size of pattern made, you can use it again and again.  I'm going to make up one in the "adult" size to use for those older grandchildren who need larger aprons at this point.

Once the pattern is made, the pieces are simple to cut out and I would say that the entire process of stitching up one of these aprons takes less than a couple of hours.  More, of course, if you add the pocket.  That's rather fiddly.

If you happen to be interested in making a chef hat to match or coordinate with your apron, again go to : Making it Fun.  just above the apron picture is one called Chef Hat Tutorial.  Click on that photo, and again a pdf of the tutorial appears for download or printing.

This is a fun, easy project and -- if you don't have a December 1 deadline for Christmas gift crafting, as I do -- you could still whip up one of these for a child (or more than one child) on your list!


  1. great gifts and beutiful grandkids

    1. Thanks, Lucie! They are so cute, I must admit.

  2. The apron and chef hat would make a great 3rd birthday gift for my DGD!

  3. This is such an easy project, DJ! I can't believe how fast the apron goes together!


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