After making my own, I had to make an apron for each of the kids. They’d picked out their own fabric months ago when we were in a town with a fabric shop. I’m glad they still loved their choices by the time I got around to making the aprons. I made the pattern based on the adult version in Lotta Jansdotter’s Simple Sewing. I still wanted the aprons to be big enough that they would fit for a long time but small enough they wouldn’t be tripping over them.

I love how the aprons turned out. I especially love this super cute blue polka dot.

Leif's new reversible apron

Lily's new reversible apron

We did a deep pocket on both sides of Lily’s reversible apron. She totally loves it.


10 Responses to Kid’s Reversible Apron

  1. A town with a fabric store – I totally hear ya! Your aprons look great and I love seeing Leif with the button up shirt, tie and fancy hair do!

  2. Lindsay says:

    Wow, does Leif every look different in that picture! Love the aprons. =)

  3. Erin says:

    OMGoodness, they are so cute…the aprons and Leif and Lily!!!

    Leif looks so much older all of a sudden. Maybe it’s the tie?? :-)

    All three of those aprons are really sweet. My non-sewing self is loving what you’ve made! The kids are thrilled, it sounds like too. Way to sew!

    I think I need to find a thrifted sewing machine. Matthew borrowed one last spring from Suzanne our fibre mentor/Waldorf teacher-friend and loved it. He made a very lovely and fancy pocketed knitting needle/pencil/what-have-you case. He is so far ahead of me in these new pursuits, always fun when your kids know more than you do!

  4. angelina says:

    OH I love it. i am making a kitchen based christmas theme from santa this year….what pattern ? your kids are beautiful . xo

  5. debbie says:

    yeah, the aprons are lovely, but those kids are just gorgeous! (really, the aprons are lovely…)

  6. Krista says:

    Erin! I have a sewing machine that I don’t use anymore since my mom just brought me a new Janome (which I haven’t broken in yet, but can not wait!). I may be able to bring it over to you when we visit next month if another friend of mine who was vaguely interested in it changes her mind (don’t mention to the boys yet, just in case). It’s still a great machine and I’d be using it happily if my mom hadn’t upgraded me. I’ll check into it and let you know!

    Cutie patooties, Annie! Doesn’t the flow of creativity feel so good when it materializes into something so pretty and useful (not to mention seeing a project get completed!)? Looking forward to the winter months which are very motivating for me in that area (less outside distractions!).

  7. Krista says:

    I meant also to mention, these aprons are one of those things that can turn into a family keepsake, the stains will carry memories and they’ll be soft and worn from multiple washings over the years. You’ll be so glad you made them when you hold them up to Lily and Leif’s adult bodies and relish the recollection of the things you did together wearing them. Sweet! I love handmade!

  8. jenny says:

    Beautiful! You’re totally inspiring me. I am getting down to my sewing room this weekend–finally… it’s been so long since I’ve had a chance. Have you ever seen the kid’s smock patterns in Angry Chicken’s “Bend the Rules Sewing” book? I made a bunch of them for Christmas a few years back and they still get constant use. Hurray for keeping clothes clean!

  9. tai says:

    These are so super cute- and I swear your kids just keep getting cuter! Can’t wait to see you all!

  10. suna says:

    love the models.

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