Ashley is the mommy behind the Mommy by day…Crafter by night blog. She blogs about all the things she makes while her two kiddos are asleep. In her spare time she enjoys reading, watching movies, bargain shopping, and crafting of course!
In Ashley’s words: Hi! I am Ashley…I am so excited to be a part of this Do Something Crafty Challenge!!! I decided to make a little apron for my daughter so she can help me cook. She LOVES it! Which means the world to me. That is one of the things I love most about crafting- being able to make things that my little girls love.
Here is how I made it…
Step 1: Cut out a half circle. I actually used yarn and tied it to a pen, held the end of the yarn to the center of the paper and used the pen to trace a circle on the paper.
Step 2: Pleat your fabric how you would like. I did 4 pleats- 2 on each side pleating toward the center. After you get the pleats how you want them to look, trim off the access fabric to square off the top.
Step 3: Next, measure the curved edge of the skirt. Times that by 2 and cut a strip of fabric that is that length by 4 inches wide. Fold and press in half (hotdog style) and then I pleated it all the way along the bottom edge of the fabric (pinning as I went).
Step 4: Trace your pleated piece and cut out a piece of fabric to be on the back of the apron. Place right sides together and sew all the way along the curved edge.
Step 5: To make the waistband, cut a piece of fabric that is 5 inches by whatever length you will need to go around the waist and tie. Fold and press the fabric in half (hotdog style). After it is pressed, open up and press the raw edges under 1/4 inch on each side, including the ends so that when you fold the fabric back over no raw edges will show. Lay the apron (centered) on the open edge of the waistband. Then I made 5 pom-poms using this tutorial. Line the pom-poms up evenly and then fold the top part of the waistband down and pin in place. Sew all the way along the edge of the waistband to secure it to the bottom of the apron.
There you have it! A Pleated Pom-Pom Apron for your little helper!
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
I have loved being a part of this challenge and can’t wait to see what everyone else comes up with! 🙂
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