Sunday, January 30, 2011

I Heart This Apron

I was poking through one of those markdown discount stores the other day (you know what I mean, the store with a great deal lurking in every corner, can't walk out without buying something) and found this potholder/towel combo.  I immediately thought of the seven hundred tutorials I've seen online that turn just such a pair into a cute little kid's apron.  I couldn't resist the already-sewn-on-details and the $1.95 price tag seald the deal so I bought it.

First I cut the towel in half.

I wanted the apron front to be pleated instead of gathered so I folded over the cut edge and pinned in the pleats.

Then I stitched straight across all the pleats to hold them in place.  I considered omitting this step but there were too many pins in place to make it work.  It was also much easier to work with the apron bottom once the pleats were in and the pins were out.

Next I cut two lengths of grosgrain ribbon.  One to cover the stitches on the back side of the apron and one to be the belt.  My plan was to sew one edge of the ribbon to the apron bottom and one edge to the potholder-bib-top.  First I sewed both ribbons to the apron bottom leaving a pocket to tuck in the potholder.


Next I tucked the potholder in the pocket and sewed it in place.  I wish I had used a lighter pink thread so you couldn't see the sloppy stitches.  It was more difficult than I expected to sew through the ribbon and thick potholder and also keep my stitches in a nice neat line.


Finally I hand sewed a ribbon to each corner on the top of the potholder.

Hannah LOVES the finished apron!  I think it's super cute and just in time for Valentine's Day!


71 comments:

  1. This is adorable!
    jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

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  2. My granddaughter really needs one of these! So adorable and girly. Great tutorial, too.

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  3. Your apron turned out so cute!
    I also love that first picture of your daughter in it,the look on her face!!
    Adorable!

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  4. what a great idea for the towel and potholder!! Never would have thought of that!! Would love for you to come link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings www.ladybug-blessings.com

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  5. Oh my goodness this is so stinking cute. I"m gonna have to do this.

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  6. This is adorable! And what a cute idea to make it out of a towel and potholder!

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  7. Oh my gosh! This is sooo stinkin adorable! Love it! Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

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  8. That is so cute! I am bookmarking this idea!

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  9. How about a dress with a similar heart-flower, next?
    It looks really good!

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  10. Could this actually be any cuter, I think not,,,, you did such a great job. I love the idea of putting the potholder on top like that, it is so cute.

    Your little one is so darling modeling it for is, sweet, I should make some for my little mama too, :)

    Come link up girl, you know I want this!!!!

    Bella :)

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  11. That is super cute! You did a great job.

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  12. How cute and cleaver. My granddaughters would love one. I may have to copy and make them one. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. OMG that is sooooo cute!!! love it! I am your newest follower! I hope you will come join me! Brooke
    brookedouglass@yahoo.com
    Girl Boy Girl Inspired

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  14. Okay, so I came over to look at your apron, which is super cute! But then I saw your profile picture and decided that I love you. Now I am a follower:)

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  15. I heart this apron too! Soooo cute!!!

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  16. Awesome idea! Would be a great entry for my Valentine's Day Challenge going on now:
    http://lessthanperfectlifeofbliss.blogspot.com/2011/02/valentines-day-challenge-link-party.html

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  17. Two words: Dar Ling!
    Nice work, Amy.
    Clearly planned and explained.
    Inexpensive, easy to make.
    Good photos, too.
    Love it, love it, love it.

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  18. Oh, you're just the smartest one! This little apron is so sweet and your little model is adorable!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  19. This is SO adorable! Thanks for the tute!

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  20. Love it - just wonderful! What a lucky little girl. :o)

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  21. How cute is that! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  22. Too Cute!

    Would love for you to join us at the Hugs and Kisses Valentine's Party!
    http://itsablogparty.com/

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  23. love the cute little apron looks like it is full of love
    I am a new follower of yours as well

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  24. That is the cutest kids apron I have EVER seen!!!!!!!! LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for linking it up to gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

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  25. That is just darling and so is your model!!

    Brandy
    Gluesticks
    www.brandyscrafts.blogspot.com

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  26. This is so cute. I love it. Wish I had a grandaughter!!! ~~Sherry~~

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  27. you guy's are amazing, a pot holder and a fabulous apron...
    Don't forget to link it in our linking party this week.

    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/02/fun-ideas-for-valentine-day-2011be.html

    Maggie

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  28. That is so cute. I lolve the buttons. Thanks so much for sharing such a great tutorial, even I might be able to pull this one off! Be sure to check out my big giveaway.

    :) Michelle

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  29. Great modeling too Hannah! - Grandmahollymom - happy Valentine's day!

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  30. Another adorable idea, so cute, what a cute little girl you have too! I know my daughter would love this, and I bet my son too!! Ha!

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  31. That is seriously SO darling!!! What a cute idea. I simply love it. Thank you for coming and linking it up :)

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  32. Adorable! I featured this today!

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  33. I saw this featured over at Me Making Do and had to come tell you how cute it is! I just love it - and your little one is just darling. What a sweet smile. :)

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  34. This is absolutely adorable! Your little girl is too cute! :)

    Please share this over here: http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/02/project-party-weekend-flavored-lip.html

    We would love to have you join us!

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  35. Adorable! I just made aprons from tea-towels for my girlies too! :) Nice work!

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  36. I'm going to need to make this in an adult size :)

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  37. Just adorable :))
    thanks for sharing~~

    visiting via Sunday Showcase...


    kay ellen

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  38. Wow, that is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. CUTE!!!! I love that idea, such a smart idea!!!!

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  40. Love this idea, too cute.

    Have a God Filled Day
    Shirley

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  41. So so cute!! I'm featuring you tonight!

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  42. Love those great sales. What inspiration you had! Thanks for linking this up to Making It With Allie! Looking forward to your entry next week! AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  43. I heart this apron too!! So creative! Thanks so much for linking up to the K.I.S.S. blog bash. I appreciate your inspiring ideas. :)

    http://thetatteredtag.blogspot.com

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  44. So, so adorable! I will be featuring your cute apron tomorrow at Creations by Kara. :)

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  45. Soooooo adorable!!! What a great idea!!!

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  46. This is just too precious and your model is adorable.

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  47. amazing! i am featuring you tomo on a crafty soiree... www.yesterdayontuesday.com
    xo malia

    ps newest follower too!

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  48. Hi
    Just wanted to let you know that I “ Featured” you on Santa’s Gift Shoppe Blog Hop today for your great project & inspiration! Be sure to grab the “I was featured” on Santa’s Gift Shoppe Button/Code for your sidebar! You deserve it! Thanks so much..If you’re not a follower already we’d love for you to join us...
    Barb

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  49. That is so cute! I need to make some for my nieces! If you have not been by yet, I would love for you to come link up! Every month the best link gets prizes!

    http://www.thesaturdaymorningsblog.com/2011/02/strut-your-stuff-for-february-round-2.html

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  50. I love this project! In fact you made it look so easy that I'm thinking I have a couple of nieces that might like an apron. Now to find such a cute towel and pot holder set.

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  51. This is adorable, and I NEED to make it for my daughter. I love the pleats too!

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  52. Thank you for this tutorial, I finally found a cute set to make one for my niece. It was so easy!

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  53. brilliant! I've shared it with my readers here: http://dollarstoremom.com/2011/07/make-a-childs-apron-for-2/

    thanks so much!

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  54. I LOVE it! I'm sewing-phobic, but I think I might give this one a go. I wonder if I can find a potholder and dishcloth big enough for an apron for my 8 y/o.

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  55. Dangit!! I meant to buy this stuff in the after Vday sale... I don't think they sell this kinda lovey stuff on a regular day... do they?

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  56. Made one for my niece today! I absolutely LOVE how it turned out! Found cupcakes towels and pot holder! Thanks for the awesome idea and tutorial!

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  57. I just finished making this. It turned out smaller than I was hoping but still cute. I crocheted the straps and waist band though. I'll post a pin to pinterest. Thanks for the idea! Nancy

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  58. HI, you must tell me the name of the store please? I love this print and I want to re-make this very design.

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  59. I don't remember now... I made this two years ago... but it was Marshall's or TJMaxx or Ross.

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  60. I love this pattern and just made one for my granddaughter with butterflies on it and will now make one for my grandson with the "Chef" on it...thanks so much for the idea....I tried to send you a picture but didn't know how...and am only able to send this anonymous...I'm too new to the electronic age..lol...I did post a picture of the one I made on my "Pinterest" site...maybe you can access it...Valerie Lever

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  61. I saw these and have made 7 or 8 already...such a cute idea...all my grandkids and friends grandkids have their own aprons now...they love them...would love to send you a picture of one of mine but don't know how....thank you so much for this adorable idea....even my grandson has his own apron now.

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  62. My granddaughter loves aprons,This is so Adorable ,Thank You for sharing.
    Love your blog,

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