Give a Child’s Apron.
Knowing that my grandchildren love to do this with me, I decided to make a boy and girl apron for a brother and sister whose birthdays are close to each other. It was simple and inexpensive but each child received an apron and a few mixes. Cake, cookies, and brownies.
You can use a paper grocery bag for your gift bag.
Little Boy’s Butcher Apron
This little guy was apparently thrilled and proud to get to make his own cookies. I will include the pattern instructions for this simple little butcher apron.
Cut a rectangle 8 1/2 by 30 then mark on the outer edge at 15 inches on the side and 6 inches on the top and just cut the curve as shown. If you do it that way then your pattern will be nice and square.
this is for a size 8 apron. for each size smaller just make it 1/2 inch shorter per size.
the ties for the waist are 3 inches wide and about 17 inches long.
fold the strip in half and sew the sides and turn. then tuck in one end and stitch it shut.
Make the ties for the neck the same way. only the one 17 inch strip will be cut in half and sewed to each side of the bib. I make ties for the neck to make it more adjustable. children grow so fast that we may as well make it adjustable.
Little Girl’s Apron
I had this darling cup cake fabric and it was the inspiration to this idea.
the pattern is a simple 22 inch square turned to make a diamond shape. This makes a size 10 girls apron. You can trim the bottom with a strip about 2 1/2 inches wide and cut 25 inches long each. make a pocket for the apron double and with a point on one end like a long envelope. I added a button there to keep the flap down and for decoration. Place the ties on the top of the apron and baste in place. Line the back with matching fabric sew together and turn leaving a section open so you can turn it. Turn down the top . then make a neck strap that is 2″ by 17 inches. Stitch them on the back. I leave a couple of inches extra on the bottom so it can be lengthened as she grows. this is a simple method I will use next time I make one.
I used a pattern and a little different method of construction with the strips. The pattern I used is “Kids Four Corners Apron! P137 It is from Vanilla House Designs.