Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tutorial Tuesday: Placemat Apron

I found this tutorial HERE and thought it was too cute! Such neat aprons for moms and girls alike. Unfortunately, I was unable to find a way to contact Amber so if anyone knows of her, or finds her, please please let me know!

Just FYI, Kohl's has some great napkins on super clearance this week, so check that out.

What you need:
  • A placemat
  • Ribbon
  • Material scraps or 1/4 yard
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron
What you do:
  • Iron placemat
  • Cut a ribbon the length of your placemat and sew it on towards the bottom
  • to make a pocket cut a square of material (depending on the size you want) iron folded edges all the way around. sew a seam on one side and then pin pocket to place mat and sew pocket onto the apron around the sides and bottom. If you want a ribbon on your pocket, sew it on before you put it on the placemat.
  • I put a box pleat ruffle on the bottom of this apron- to do this I simply ironed some folded material in pleats and pinned them then I sewed across the top and then sewed it onto the place mat.
  • To make the apron ties I measured out wide strips of fabric (this length depends completely on how big you want your bow to be) I folded the strip inside out and made a seam. Then I pulled them right side out, ironed them flat and sewed them onto the placemat.

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Amanda said...

i found this blog on sheena daniels blog. I don't know if she knows her or not but I love her ideas. So cute.

Bobbi Lee said...

Thanks for letting me know! I will look into that!

michellejohnnie said...

REally cute idea and Easy!!!