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Childs Christmas Apron and Hat

Project by Stephanie Marsh

You will need:

  • 1 m fabric

  • 8 x 24” medium weight iron on interfacing

  • Velcro

  • Co-ordinating thread

  • 3” piece of coordinating bias binding


1. From the sketch below and based on your child’s age cut 1 (on the fold) main apron piece, 2 armhole facings (the shape pf the curved edge x 2.5” (see below) and the tie 72” x 2”.

2. For the tie, fold in half lengthways, right sides together. Sew using a ¼“ seam allowance all around, leaving a gap of about 3” for turning. Trim the corners.

3. Turn right sides out. Press and ladder stitch opening closed. Put to one side.

4. Attach the facings to the armhole. Matching the curved edges pin and stitch right sides together.

5. Open out and press. Under stitch close to the seam line on the facing.

6. Press, onto the wrong side, ¼” on the top hem, then press over another ½”, stitch in place.

7. Repeat with the sides.

8. With the bottom hem press ¼” to the wrong side, then press over another inch. Turn under the corners slightly to give a better finish. Stitch in place.

9. With the raw edge of the armhole facing press under ¼” to the wrong side, then fold over onto the wrong side at the seam. Stitch along the folded edge.

10. Using a safety pin, pin it to one end of the tie thread it through though the armhole facings, from one side, up to neck line, down the other neck line and put the other side.

Child Chefs Hat:

1. Cut 1 18” circle in fabric and 1 oblong 8” x 24” in fabric and medium weight iron on interfacing

2. Press the interfacing onto the wrong side of the oblong of fabric.

3. Press the long edges under by ½” onto the wrong side.

4. With right sides together, lengthways stitch down the short edges, starting ½ down from the open edge. Trim the corners and turn right side out.

5. Take the circle of fabric and stitch the 3” piece of bias tape around part of the edge, see pic below.

6. Along the rest of the outer edge of the circle stitch all around, approx. ¼” from the raw edge using the largest stitch, stopping either side of the bias tape, leaving long thread ends for gathering.

7. By pulling one of the thread very gently gather up the raw edges to fit into the open edge of the rectangle.

8. Pin in place, you may want to tack in place here, onto one side of the opening of the band, then place the other side over the top encasing the raw edge of the circle.

9. Stitch on place using 2 rows of straight stitch.

10. Cut a 3.5” piece of Velcro, pin in place on the hat. The hooks on the outside and loops on the inside. Check for fit on the child’s head (or measure using a tape measure), then stitch in place.

To see more from Stephanie, follow her on Instagram @stephanie_j_marsh.

Made by Stephanie Marsh for The Craft Cotton Co 2022.

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