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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Review 4 and 5: Child's Gathered Apron by Jess of Craftiness Is Not Optional AND Pleated Pocket by Rae of Made by Rae

Apron in this photo made by Stephanie of Sew Cozy

Today is a very special DOUBLE TUTORIAL REVIEW day! I didn't really have a choice to do two reviews, because the apron tutorial redirected to the pleated pocket tutorial! In any case, the pocket and aprons turned out to be adorable. I made two for my 5 and 8 year old girl cousins and one for my 3 year old boy cousin! Click here to see the full apron tutorial. Click here to see the pocket tutorial.

Creator (apron): Jess of Craftiness In Not Optional
Creator (pocket): Rae of Made By Rae

Timeline: 1 hour
15 minutes to make pocket
45 minutes to make apron (including handmade bias tape)

Estimated cost: 8$
1/2 yard cotton print: 2.26$ at Mardens - Main apron fabric
1/2 yard muslin: 2.88$ (7.19$/m) for members at Fabricville (8.99$/m for non-members) - Backing
1/4 yard cotton print: - Pocket
1/4 yard cotton print or solid: 1.15$ at Mardens - Bias tape and sash

Difficulty level: Beginner sewer. A simple pattern. Can be a little bit of a challenge if you're making your own bias tape, but this is relatively easy to do. Another little challenge is the pleats for the pocket, but the tutorial explains clearly enough!

I LOVE how my little aprons turned out! I will definitely be making more of these in the future. I honestly don't have any criticism! You could easily play around with the length or width of the sash and adjust the dimensions of the apron to fit an adult (which is what I did for my mom and dad, and little cousin).

The aprons I made for my cousins last Christmas.

Not sure how to make bias tape? This tutorial by Prudent Baby or these two tutorials from Coletterie (first, second) can help you out.

Now hurry up and go make some aprons with the help of Craftiness Is Not Optional and Made by Rae! Just picture your little ones helping you make chocolate chip cookies with a cute little apron around their waist. :)

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