Last bit of Christmas sewing: family aprons

24 Dec

I decided a while back to make matching aprons for my brother and sister-in-law and their kids. I finally got around to buying some fun cottons from Abakhan (as I couldn’t get into Goldhawk Road as I’ve not been too well) but unfortunately in between me placing the order and them dispatching it, they sold out of the apron pattern Kwik Sew K0255.

Stuck and with no idea how big to make an apron, I started searching for tutorials. I found the Sugar Bee Crafts adult tutorial, and shrunk it a lot for the kids. I didn’t follow the instructions for construction, and mine are less polished as a result, but I was too tired to follow them properly anyway. Maybe next time – hers do look much nicer!

They are much brighter than they look in these photos…

I really like them, modelled here by my sister. Hopefully I’ll have a chance to give them tomorrow :-)

[[Edit to add: I gave them to them all yesterday and despite an initial confused look, they seemed to love them. The kids instantly put them on and went to play with their toy kitchen 😍]]

I managed to cut my finger right where the nail meets the skin on my left index finger. I’m gutted as I think it means no sewing for a bit til my finger recovers! It’s my first ever proper sewing machine injury – ignoring occasional pin pricks and sore shoulders (one day I’ll improve my sewing posture…) I’m grateful it has taken this long and it isn’t too bad :-)

Merry Christmas!!


2 Responses to “Last bit of Christmas sewing: family aprons”

  1. Becky Thompson 25/12/2018 at 12:34 #

    Those aprons are lovely! Nicely done! Sorry about your finger. Take care!


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