Will you yell at me if i tell you i actually wrote this post last summer and totally forgot to post it? This is becoming a really ridiculous theme with me. I shudder at the thought of how many half written tutorials are unpublished in the background of my blog… yikes … hehehe okay, moving on.
Anyway, Bunny loves to cook. She’s always trying to help me make dinner – and ever since Grandma got her a play kitchen for her birthday she’s been play cooking a lot too (soooo cute!). So i thought it would be really cute if she had an apron to wear too! I was trying to find some fabric i liked when it struck me that a teatowel was a really great size for her! I love it when I repurpose things! I was going to use one i already had, but then when i stumbled upon this cute stripey one in a homewares store it was just too happy not to get.
Want to make one too? I promise it’s super easy!!
What you’ll need:
- A tea towel.
- cotton twill tape, or bias binding
What to do:
- Get your helper! (totally optional, Bunny really wanted to “help” me, and though it made this project a zillion times longer, it was fun to have her next to me saying ooooh and ahhhh all the time)
- Divide the short side of your teatowel into thirds, then cut two curves out of the sides of your teatowel
- Pin the twill tape to the curves of the teatowel ensuring that you leave enough of a “loop” at the top for your childs head to fit through, and enough hanging off the edges so that you can tie it around their waist. You will need to decide if you want your top to be show on the “right” side or be hidden on the inside. I wanted mine to show, so i started by pinning it to the wrong side of the teatowel. If you want it to be on the inside then start by pinning it to the right side of the teatowel.
- Sew very close to the raw edge – i was between 1/8″ and 1/4″ from the raw edge
- Fold the twill tape over to enclose the raw edges, and steam/press to conform the tape to the curves. Pin in place and topstitch
- I like my aprons to have pockets – so i folded the teatowel over in the centre to create pockets and sewed along the sides to secure it 1/3 of the way and 2/3 of the way across the body of the apron. Now she has 3 pockets!! Plus there is the added benefit of when she gets too tall for it i can unpick the pockets and she’ll have a longer apron :)
- Give it to your little one and let them play!!
Then we made playdough… she kills me she is so cute