How to Sew an Easy Apron for Kids

Learn how to sew an easy apron for kids in this post. All you need to be able to do is cut a rectangle and sew in a straight line to make this apron for kids or easy enough to make with kids. 

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After Christmas I was going through and cleaning up my fabric and decided to use some of it for aprons for my kids. One I made out of fabric, and for my daughter I decided to make a tea towel apron. These turned out such a quick and easy project, I immediately regret not letting them do all the sewing. No matter, I decided they should be included in my Handicraft Blog Series. I've been slowly sharing fun handicrafts to make with your kids. I started this after I learned of Charlotte Mason encouraging kids to make handicrafts. It's been such a great thing for my kids. 

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My kids like cooking with me ever since they were little. I think it was because there was delicious food involved and they just wanted to be with me. Also, we were home all day so why not spend some of that time cooking. And, letting kids count and measure is hands on learning at it's finest. I've made other aprons for my kids, but they needed something new without ties - boy do I hate tying and untying ties! This is definitely just that! It's like my farmhouse apron but this one is smaller dimensions for kids. 
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How to Sew an Easy Apron for Kids


Supplies:
  • Main Body: 1 yard Linen or other fabric
  • Pocket: scrap fabric for pockets
  • Straps: leather fabric OR alternatively regular fabric for 

My son is 7 1/2 years old for reference. 

*the great thing about this apron is that you can customize by making it bigger or smaller depending on the person you make it for. I have the dimensions below for the size below that my son is wear. You can start with those measurements and measure your own child. Then decide if you want to make it smaller or bigger. I made his probably longer than needed so that he could grow into it. 

Step 1: Fabric Measurements

For the main body:
24"x 26" Just to clarify, 24"wide and 26" tall

For the straps:
I used leather scraps that were 18" long and 1 1/2" wide when I initially cut them, I then pinned them on him and made them shorter as needed. But I didn't cut them after I sewed them on so that I can take it the shoulder length longer as he grows. 

*If you want to use fabric, I suggest doing 18" long and 3 1/2" wide. Then sew a tube out of the straps and turn right side out. Now you have straps ready to go. 

For pockets: 
I did 12" x 7". I ironed all the edges in 1/4" and then another 1/4" so the seam is now hidden. 

Step 2: Sewing

For the rest of the tutorial you are ready to go to my Farmhouse Apron Tutorial for the rest of the steps.

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