Thursday, January 31, 2013

"B" is for Big Sibling Aprons

Paint & sew: big sibling aprons

big brother and big sister aprons

 When that new baby arrives don't forget big sister and big brother!

Take a plain kid size apron, sew on a fun pocket and paint their name.  Then add a fresh pack of crayons and paper and you have a nice sibling gift that might also keep them occupied while mom is busy with the new baby.

personalized big sister apron

 I added a bright floral printed pocket for big sister Charlotte and even trimmed the pocket with a gingham ruffle:

diy kids apron with pocket for craft supplies


All folded and ready to wrap:

diy sibling aprons

Big brother Tommy's apron is just as cute with a bold printed pocket:

diy big brother apron with pocket for crayons

The pocket is trimmed in a red binding made from a cotton print cut on the bias:

diy big brother apron with pocket for crayons

Here's how to make big sibling aprons:

1. Purchase kid size canvas aprons.
Print out letters to fit apron top front:

how to personalize kids apron

2. Find center of apron and center of print out by folding in half:

how to personalize kids apron

3. Pin print out to back side of apron lining up at center point.
Using a light box and thin Sharpie (in color to match your paint) trace outline of letters onto apron:

how to personalize kids apron

4. Now paint inside the traced letters with fabric safe paint:

how to personalize kids apron

5. To make pocket cut a piece of cotton to fit bottom half of apron:

how to add a pocket to kids apron

6. Make ruffle (1 1/4" cut on bias x 2x width of pocket) and pin in place.
Cut bias binding 1 1/4" x width of pocket:

how to add a pocket to kids apron

Sew binding in place and press open:

how to add a pocket to kids apron

7. Finish binding edge by folding in raw edge then fold again.
Top stitch in ditch from front.

8. Lay pocket piece on top of apron and trim to 1/2" overhang keeping curves in mind:

how to add a pocket to kids apron

9. Fold under 1/2" raw edge and top stitch pocket in place along edge of apron:

how to add a pocket to kids apron

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