Sew Much More

December 19, 2007

Aprons for the Kids

Filed under: crafty gifts — by michellew @ 9:50 pm

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Caleb and Alice love playing kitchen these days.  They are constantly making me food, bringing me tea, and feeding their dollies and animals.  So I thought it would be fun to make them their own chefs aprons along with dishclothes, dish towels, and oven mitts for Christmas.  I followed this pattern  for the apron and then added the cute details.  I just made up the pattern for the oven mitts, dish towels, and washcloths. 

The floral fabric that I used for Alice’s apron used to belong to Bob’s Grandma Wiegers.  Alice’s middle name is Florence, after Grandma Wiegers, so I wanted to try to use this fabric to make Alice something.  I was orginally going to use it for her curtains but those plans were changed.  I love how her apron turned out using the vintage fabric.  Its so darn cute I could eat it.  My new machine lets me sew letters, so I put their names on the aprons too.  I’m sure they’ll be all over that.  I wanted to add big big pockets so they could fill them up with all the food, plates and tea cups they can.  I can’t wait to see them running around in these cooking up a storm for me, daddy and all of their little lovies. 

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9 Comments »

  1. Those are so unbelievably adorable, Michelle! Great job!

    Comment by Alison — December 20, 2007 @ 8:30 am |Reply

  2. Those are so cute! I found your blog a little while ago through Katie Knudson’s blog (I knew her in Atlanta). I get a lot of inspiration from your blog and all the cute stuff you make. I love to sew, crochet, and make jewelry. Have a blessed day! Lora

    Comment by Lora — December 20, 2007 @ 8:32 am |Reply

  3. Those are really cute and I love the story of Gma’s fabric. My mom is making my kids some aprons for Christmas too, I did cop out and buy oven mits at Target when they were in the Dollar Spot, I must admit yours are killer!

    Comment by katiek — December 20, 2007 @ 9:05 am |Reply

  4. Ok, I want you to teach me to sew….maybe when Gemma is a tad older and I can leave her with Joseph we can come up with some sort of arrangement…..wonderful job on the aprons and other accessories.

    Comment by Amy — December 20, 2007 @ 11:01 am |Reply

  5. You need to stop cause this is just way too cute!

    Comment by lynnp — December 20, 2007 @ 3:52 pm |Reply

  6. Those are so cute, how fun to get to watch your kids have fun in something their Momma made for them. You are so talented Michelle!

    Comment by Kim — December 20, 2007 @ 9:29 pm |Reply

  7. They are so cute!!! No wonder you were so excited to make them…..goin’ make one for yourself???

    Comment by mom thomas — December 21, 2007 @ 9:21 am |Reply

  8. Good point mom, maybe I should make one for myself too. Though I never remember to put on an apron when I’m cooking. And for baking, well, I never bake. But maybe I’ll get better about that.

    Comment by michellew — December 21, 2007 @ 1:12 pm |Reply

  9. SO CUTE. I love how they turned out.

    Comment by supa — March 7, 2008 @ 4:59 pm |Reply


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