(No Show-Off this week - it's the Playroom Craft Parade and I am headed out of town while that is rolling on auto-pilot. I'm sure there were lots of fabulous links - I'll do a shout-out to a few from this week on next Take-A-Look Tuesday!)
Most people might think it's overkill, but if you're reading craft blogs you're probably on my side - I had to make an apron to match the playroom decor. I had extra fabric, so why not! I know we have several aprons (see HERE), but they're kind of girly so what if a boy wants to cook at the play kitchen - then we need a gender-neutral apron. A quick how to make a plain child apron:
I had an apron from something so I just traced the shape (looking at the picture now I guess I should have folded it in half to check my symatry - looks a little off - oh well) - if you don't have an apron to trace, just make up the shape. Then I just serged the edges. I didn't realize I had black thread until I started sewing - oh well. If you don't have a serger, you can hem all the edges. But let me tell you, this was so fast to just serge and go. I cut a pocket, serged its edges, and sewed it on as well.
Then I used ribbon for the ties. I just attached the waist ties by sewing them on. With the neck loop I sewed one end and used velcro for the other end.
That's it. I don't think an apron can get any easier than this one. Here's a couple of more models for you: