Lina and Vi: DIY Toddler Kitchen Apron

Monday, November 26, 2018

DIY Toddler Kitchen Apron

DIY Toddler Kitchen Apron by Lina and Vi

Hello friends! I hope you had a good Thanksgiving holiday for those of you in the U.S. We spent our day with family and the rest of the weekend mostly at home playing with our little one as she continues to get more and more independent. I also did a good portion of my Christmas shopping, and I'm excited to be sewing a number of gifts this year for family and friends. Today I am sharing my recent DIY - a handmade toddler kitchen apron.

My husband is using his carpentry talent to make our daughter a small, wooden kitchenette for playtime so I decided to sew her a small toddler apron so that she can use it to pretend play (eventually when she is older) or in our actual kitchen when she is ready to start helping us cook and bake.  I found this pin on Pinterest with a link to a blog for a simple and easy toddler apron. If you are looking to make one as well, I recommend that pattern. It requires only two sheets of paper to assemble, and the blog post includes step by step instructions with photos if you need clarification on how to sew the apron.

I found some well-aged (maybe even vintage? not sure) cotton fabric with a print of hanging pots, which is perfect for a kitchen-based sewing project. I think this fabric came from my grandma's fabric stash, and I kept it waiting for a good project to come along. I backed the apron in simple white cotton. You will notice this pattern is for a reversible apron, but given the front pocket that is only on one side, I think we will just use the one side with the print. I handmade the ties following the pattern but you could easily make ties from a lightweight belting. I would have done so, but I didn't have any on hand. You need two D rings form the adjustable neck tie, but you could also substitute velcro or even just modify the pattern to have a simple back of the neck tie.

DIY Toddler Kitchen Apron by Lina and Vi

The only modification I made to the pattern was to create two pockets from the one larger pocket. The pocket felt too big and fell open, so I sewed a simple straight stitch slightly off-center to form one large pocket and one small pocket. With a toddler, I am not sure what I am going to find in those pockets as she gets older. She has mastered stuffing colorful little craft puffs down our floor vent, which is to the delight of my husband who has to fish them out of the vent if we forget to close it!

I would classify this DIY toddler apron as an easy sewing project, perfect for beginners looking for something a bit more challenging to sew than a pillowcase. I am a fan of handmade gifts, whether they are made by me or by someone else. I hope that you are considering making or buying handmade this holiday season!

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