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Girls Baking Apron Sewing Tutorial

Earlier in the week I shared my kids oilcloth apron tutorial so today I wanted to share with you the girls cotton apron tutorial. I made three cotton aprons for the girls and they all differed slightly from the littlest one for Phoebe that I used bias binding for both the waist and neck ties, Maisy's who had herringbone tape for the neck ties to Molly's who has herringbone tape for the neck and waist ties. Today's tutorial is for Maisy's Girls Baking Apron Sewing Tutorial, age 4-6...

For all the free pattern downloads for the various size aprons just click the relevant lilac link below...but please note for the smaller or larger size you will need to adjust the amount of bias binding and herringbone tape you will need according to the pattern and make up.

To go with all the kids aprons I also gave them Tala kids baking tools which you can find out more about in my Tala mini bakery set post

1 Apron

How-to step by step

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    Step 1

    Start by downloading the free pattern of your choosing, printing it and cutting out the following.

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    Step 2

    Double turn over the end of one of the herringbone tape pieces and stitch to secure. Pin the raw edge end to the top edge of the apron, 1 cm in from outer edge.

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    Step 3

    Thread the two D-rings onto the remaining herringbone tape, fold in half and pin to the top edge of the apron, 1 cm in from outer edge.

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    Step 4

    Baste stitch the herringbone straps down using a 5mm seam allowance.

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    Step 5

    Place the neck facing at the top of the apron, right sides together. Pin to secure in place, stitch together using a 1cm seam allowance.

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    Step 6

    Press the lower hem of the facing up 1cm. Turn to the wrong side. Press and stitch in place, 5mm from top edge and 5mm up from lower edge of facing.

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    Step 7

    Stitch binding to the sides and bottom of the apron.

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    Step 8

    Starting at the top of the armhole, Open out one side of the bias tape (the narrower side if there is an off-centre fold) and turn in 5mm (1/4") at the starting end. Pin the right side of the tape to the front of the fabric, aligning with the fabric edge. Stitch along the seam line.

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    Step 9

    When you get to the side edge, back stitch to secure.

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    Step 10

    Fold the raw edge of the end of the binding in 5mm. Flip the bias tape up and press it away from the seam line. Now take it over the raw edge to the back of the fabric and pin the other folded edge of the tape to the back so that it just covers the stitching. Pin to secure.

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    Step 11

    Top stitch the tape in place from the front, making sure the stitching goes through the folded edge of the tape on the back. Continue to the end of the binding to create waist straps.

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    Step 12

    Fold the top edge of the pocket over 2cm and stitch in place using a 1.5cm seam allowance. Open out one side of the bias tape (the narrower side if there is an off-centre fold) and turn in 5mm (1/4") at the start and end. Pin the right side of the tape to the front of the fabric pocket, aligning with the fabric edge. Stitch along the seam line. Flip the bias tape up and press it away from the seam line. Now take it over the raw edge to the back of the fabric pocket. Place the pocket on the apron and pin to secure. Stitch the pocket in place ensuring the binding is neatly secured down.

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