We love a bit of twinning and these mummy and child aprons we made for Brother Sewing are the perfect way to be all cute and matching this Mothers Day. The adult version is a super simple pinny style and the child’s is a slightly more protective apron, both with handy little pockets for all your stuff.
For both aprons you will need:
- 1m cotton canvas
- A5 sheet of yellow felt
- A5 sheet of green felt
- 4.2m yellow bias binding tape
- Tailors chalk
1. Cut 2 lemons and leaves from felt using the template. Cut the aprons from the cotton canvas, and cut an additional strip measuring 2m x 10cm (you will probably need to sew two strips together to get the length). Pin the lemons and leaves on the bottom right hand corner of each pocket (at least 2.5cm from the edge of the fabric). Sew the felt on using the blanket stitch on your machine, if it has one, or a regular straight stitch along the edge.
2. Fold the top edge of each pocket under 1cm twice, to conceal the raw edge. Top stitch along the right side of the fabric, 5mm from the top edge.
3. Find the vertical centre of each pocket and mark a line using tailors chalk. Pin the pockets onto the aprons, with the bottom edges lined up. Sew along the line. Pin and tack along the edge of the fabric to hold in place.
4. For the mum apron, sew bias binding all around the edge, leaving the top unsewn.
5. Take the long strip of canvas and sew the ends in by 1cm to conceal. Press both the long edges in by 1cm.
6. Fold the strip in half lengthways and press. Line the apron up in the centre of the strip and pin it inside. Sew all the way along the fold of the strip with a 5mm seam allowance.
7. For the kid’s apron, pin and sew bias binding along the top edge, and along the lower half of the apron.
8. Take the remaining bias binding and fold in half. To make the neck hole, measure and mark 20cm from the fold on the reverse of both sides of the tape in pencil. Pin where marked onto the two top corners of the child’s apron and sew one side of the binding around the raw edge of the fabric.
9. Fold each end of the tape under by 1cm, pin and sew to hide the raw edges. Then, starting from one end of the bias tape, fold and pin the tape together. Sew all the way from one end to another.
With thanks to the lovely team over at Brother Sewing for sponsoring this post.
Tia & Laura x