This is another very easy quick project to make for our little kitchen helpers. Most kids love to help out in the kitchen, especially when it is cookie baking time.
This apron is very cute and useful for our future cooks and bakers with a potholder pocket added that has a loop to keep a wooden spoon handy and by placing their hand under the apron the potholder can be used for moving a warm pan from the table to the sink for washing.
Step 1: Materials Needed
You will need:
A Large dishtowel
1 package of Wide Double Fold Bias Tape
A Pot Holder
Step 2: Gather the Top Edge
Run a double line basting stitch1/4 inch wide across the long side of the dishtowel leaving long threads off of each end to work with. Be sure to start in far enough so a s not to catch the thicker side edges in the basting stitches.
Use a zipper foot to get as close to the upper finished edge as possible.
On one end of the towel insert a straight pin and wrap the threads in a figure eight around the parts of the pin that stick out. From the other end pick up and gently pull the top basting threads so they dont break, sliding and bunching the fabric toward the pinned end.
Continue gathering fabric until the top width is 12 inches. Adjust and distribute the gathers evenly then stitch across the gathering to secure it in place. Remove basting stitches.
Step 3: Add the Apron Ties
Measure out about 18 - 24 inches of bias tape for apron ties and waist band (depending on the size of the child who will be wearing the apron) and begin pinning the bias tape onto the towel by opening the tape and laying the top edge along the fold line then folding the top layer of the bias tape down and pinning it in place.
Continue pinning across to the end of the towel, measure another 18 - 24 inches of bias tape for the apron tie.
If the finished edge of the towel is too bulky you can carefully trim it away avoiding the stitch line.
Step 4: Finishing the Apron Ties
On each end of the apron tie fold over about 1/2 inch of material and cut an angled edge for tucking and finishing the ends.
Pin the folded ends in place and begin stitching from one end of the apron tie to the other end.
Continue across the towel and to the other end of the tie being careful to catch the bias tape on the underneath side in the stitching.
Step 5: Add the Pocket
Pin the potholder in place for a pocket and stitch in place on three sides, keeping the towel as smooth as possible underneath and leaving the top open.
Step 6: The Finishing Touch
Slip a wooden spoon in the loop of the potholder pocket for the little cooks personal first kitchen tool and your kids apron is ready to be worn and enjoyed!