homemade gifts: children’s apron
Happy Monday! Another Monday means another Dare to DIY bloggy challenge, and this one is all about homemade gifts. I love homemade gifts. I’m always nervous, though, that the recipient might think homemade = cheap. And what if the project turns out badly? Like, here is a way-too-small pair of mittens for you! That would be disastrous.
So I thought that my niece and nephew would be the perfect recipients of the first homemade gift of the season. After all, at 2 and 1, I didn’t think they’d be bothered by crooked sewing or a less-than-perfect finished product. They like to play dress up, and they often help their momma cook, so I thought aprons would be a fun little project (and also manageable for my novice sewing skillz).
Luckily, I found free! directions for how to sew them when I walked into Joann Fabrics. They’re online here, if you want to take a look.
I chose a denim for the apron body (heavy duty = good for kids), and then chose a different fabric for a pocket and strap for each of them. Lucy got dogs because she likes animals (her favorite animal is the aardvark, but for some crazy reason, they just don’t sell aardvark material at Joann). Peter has a train on his pocket because he’s totally into trains.
I’m really pleased with how they turned out. They’re a bit big for now, but *hopefully* the kids will get lots of use out of them, and can use them as they grow.
What homemade presents are you making for Christmas?