Friday, September 4, 2009

September Challenge Project #1- Kid Apron/ art smock

For the September monthly challenge on Somewhat Simple the first project was to make a kid apron from a place mat and ribbon. Stephanie got this idea from Dollar Store Crafts who got it from Our Daily Chocolate.


I changed it up a bit. I made it into an art smock:

Here is what you will need:
a place mate
Sewing machine (with thread, scissors, pins)

1.) On the back side, pin down the corners at the top of the place mat (this will be the top to the apron/smock)

2.) Flip over to the front side and pin up the bottom to make the pocket. Pin ever inch across to make the markers so we can make our crayon slots.

3.) Sew the corners. DO NOT start and stop at the edge leave about in inch. this is so we can feed our ribbon through at the end.

Repeat for the other side!

4.) Flip over to the right side top sew where each of your pin markers are.

Keep going all the way across!

5.) Take out the pins and cut all your loose threads.

Using a safety-pin feed the ribbon through the slot at the top of the apron/smock

Pull all the way through... repeat for the other side leaving enough ribbon for the neck at the top.

Place your crayons into their slots.

Put it on your child!

This was quick and easy! I think it would make a great gift!

Thanks Stephanie, I can't wait to see what next weeks project is!



Annette W. said...

I did this a while ago...but used a dish towel.

Michelle said...

Super cute!

Enjoy a fun holiday weekend!
~Michelle :)
(Treasure the Moment)

Ali said...

Aww! How cute! I really like the crayon pockets! I just might have to make another for my little girl. She loves to color!

Natalie said...

What a great idea adding the crayon holder! Very cute! :) And cool site!

Crystal said...

What a great idea. I now need to find another placemat to make one. Also I love your site, you have so many fun ideas.

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

Dang it lady! Yours is so much better than mine I want to re-do it!!!!
Hang on while I go make another one...

(way too cute! I love it!)

Andy Porter said...

That just takes the cuteness cake. LOVE IT!!

Eva said...

neat!! I really want to make this :D

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I like this too! i will attach this to the other post at

Fun Family Tips said...

Cute! I can't wait to make one for my little guy. I've linked to your post at

Thank you for the great idea!

Unknown said...

I love this! I will have to make this version for my wee one. She always has "drawing things" with her. And she is always wearing an apron. What a great way to combine the two.

Sharon H. said...

This project is amazing. I am tweeting it now. LOVE IT!

everbuddy dreams said...

This seems to be a really simple and easy cute little apron I can make for my little girls. Not having to cute anything is a bonus for me. Cut straight is not my forte, ;). I'll have to try this. Thanks -Chyna

She's The Love of My Life said...

Very Cute! I will have to try this.

Angela said...

Great tutorial~ I'd love to share this on my blog (on Friday), I'm doing a post all about easy sewing projects/tutorials. Please let me know that would be okay!

Angela @ A little about A LOT

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