We’re knee deep in Kids Craft Camp planning and I’m in the process of sewing a set of Make-A-Face aprons for all the campers to wear while getting creatively messy. I thought other artsy kiddos would be interested and wanted share the pattern with you too! We’re really loving them here so far. You can make this for your child or have them help with some of the steps as a sewing project).
Materials Needed to make this Apron:
- 3/4 yard of Thick cloth such as canvas
- 1 pkg of 1/4″ double fold bias tape
- thread to match apron fabric and color of bias tape
To Make the Apron:
- You can download the template/pattern for the apron here.
- Print out the pattern. I would suggest emailing or taking it to your local printers and having it printed out on large paper (blue print prints are very affordable) or you could also print it out in tiles on your home printer and tape together. Cut out pattern.
- Pin pattern to fabric and cut out.
- Pin and cut out apron pockets.
- Fold under and stitch the top and bottom of pocket strips. Sew pockets onto the top of the apron. Use pattern to see where to sew pocket dividers.
- Repeat for the bottom pocket.
- Fold under the sides and bottom of the apron and stitch.
- Using your child as a reference, decide how long you want the apron strings and neck loop to be.
- Sew a strip of bias tap to top of the apron.
- Sew remaining bias tape to the under arms of the apron, continuing over the head and then back down the other side (using the pic below as reference).
- Now for the fun part! Paint on a simple face (bring your kids in on this part – maybe even have them stamp out a face using these silly face stamps!)
Have fun making more aprons with a variety of faces! These are also great for cooking in the kitchen our outside gardening. All the pockets are so handy for so many uses!