Friday, January 24, 2014

Joining in the Handmade Christmas Challenge!

2014 Christmas Handmade Pledge

I got motivated to meet the January Handmade Christmas Challenge, hosted by SewCalGal.

  I had to make something quick since today is the last day of the linky party and came up with a Christmas Apron!  Wouldn't you love to receive a cute new apron along with some darling measuring spoons or even a Jar of Cookie Mix or potholder? Cookie Mix Tutorial can be found here.

Snowman print apron

Here's a tutorial in case you want to make an apron too!

You need about 1 yard of fabric.  Cut into this shape and these dimensions.  25" across the bottom. Side length is 21"
Along all edges, press raw edge in 1/4 inch and then fold and press in 1/2 inch and stitch down to create a finished hem all the way around.

Cut neck strap and ties.  Three strips  23" x 2 1/2"

Press the raw edges in 1/4" and then press in half lengthwise and  topstitch the strip closed.

Pin neck strip 1/2" in from top lining up strap on each side.

Pin ties to each side

Stitch the ties and neck band in place using this shape of stitching (a box with an "X" through it)


Tammy said...

Great Christmas gift and a well explained tutorial. I just might have to make some Christmas aprons during this challenge.

DeAnna S said...

That's going to make an awesome Christmas gift for someone! You did a great job. Love the fabric.

legato1958 said...

Love this apron pattern! It would make a cute gift...


Joanna said...

Love this idea. Thanks for the tutorial.

Julie @ The Crafty Quilter said...

I love your apron! That is the simple style that I go for when I'm looking for an apron. Thanks for the tutorial!

Kearstie Grenier said...

What a good idea, and so quick to make! Love it, will have to use this tutorial myself. Thanks for such clear directions.

SewCalGal said...

What an absolutely wonderful post and entry in the Make It A Handmade Christmas. Excellent project and gift idea, as well as tutorial. You certainly captured the spirit for this challenge and I appreciate it too!


Connie said...

What a cute apron and I think I have some of that fun fabric!! Thanks for sharing!

KimT said...

nice work!