DIY Art Smock

diy art smock - little button diaries

Ok, so I made this vinyl art smock for Harper about a year ago, as she’d been given an easel for previous birthday… then I lost it somewhere in one of the many piles of fabric I have. Approximately nine months later, it turns up, only for Harper to have outgrown it. So we decided the perfect recipient for this apron was the next youngest Little Button, who also happens to love painting.

You will need:

  • Vinyl fabric measuring 1m x 50cm
  • 50cm elastic (1cm thick)
  • 50cm bias binding
  • Sewing thread to match fabric and binding

diy art smock - little button diaries

  1. Use the picture as a guide to draw out your front and back pieces. This apron fits a 2-3 year old and the finished measurements are 45cm in length by 40cm width at the bottom. Measure your little artist from shoulder to just above the knees and add 2cm to that figure. Measure across the back and add 2cm to that figure to allow for the seam.

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2. Place the two pieces right sides together and sew at the shoulders with a 1cm seam allowance. I drew on the seam so I knew where to sew. Finger press the seams flat. Then finger press the outer seams. If you use pins to secure the seam in place it will leave holes in the fabric so you could use masking tape instead. Sew all around the outside of the apron 1/2 cm from the edge.

diy art smock - little button diaries

3. Position the bias binding around the neckline and sew in place.

diy art smock - little button diaries

4. Cut the elastic in half and sew onto the front and back pieces of fabric 20cm down from the top of the apron.

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So there we have it, an art apron fit for a princess! If you fancy making an apron for baking for little ones we made this one a few years back.

~ Laura xx ~