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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Homemade Christmas - Placemat Apron

Here is my first holiday tutorial for you! We are going to start out simple! If you have a sewing machine and can sew a straight line you can do this!
**The place mat apron is not my original idea... But I have adapted it to make it my own... this is how I make it.***
Here is what you will need:
A place mat
A water soluble pencil
Sewing machine (with sewing tools such as scissors, thread, pins etc...)
1.) Fold the top corners down on the WRONG side of the place mat and pin.
2.) sew a 1 to 1 1/2 inch seam on the folder side of the corner. You are making a casing for your ribbon. Repeat on the other corner

3.) Flip the place mat over to the RIGHT side and fold up the bottom edge about 4 inches and pin. (I sewed ribbon on the bottom edge -the back side so that when I folded it up you could see it)

4.) With a water soluble pencil (or something washable) make vertical lines at 2 inches, 4 inches, 8 inches and 10 inches. This is to make our pocket with little slots to hold our utensils. (click on the picture to see it better.)

5.) Top sew your pocket on the edges and on the lines that you marked.
I also sewed ribbon across the top part of the apron for a little extra decoration... this is optional!
6.) Cut your ribbon long enough to go over the head and be able to tie about the back, I cut mine about 4.5 feet. Attach a safety pin to one of the ends
7.) feed the safety pin into your casing.
up and out of the top and back down the other side.

Fill it with some baking utensils and you have a CUUUUUTE gift! Use Bryssy's Freezer Paper Stencil tutorial to personalize it!

This is going to a VERY special little girl!


Donna said...

This looks so cute and EASY, Fawnda! Thanks for putting the tutorial together for us!

Karly said...

Super Cute!!

Lindsay said...

Love it! Thanks.