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Enjoy creative moments with the youth in your life while sewing Nancy Zieman’s super-simple aprons. They will be so proud to say, “I made this”.  Make coordinating aprons from fabric squares, grosgrain ribbon, and our super-simple sewing steps!

How to Make an Apron

Supplies Needed:

1/2 yd. Fabric A—child apron front (3/4 yd. Fabric A—adult apron front)

1/2 yd. Fabric B—child apron back (3/4 yd. Fabric B—adult apron back)

1/4 yd. 1/4-inch wide double-sided fusible web tape

3 yd. 1/4-inch wide ribbon (apron ties)


Note From Team Nancy     Use the width of the presser foot as the depth of the seam allowance.


1. Cut fabric squares.

 How to Make an Apron

2. Stitch apron.

How to Make an Apron

  • Stitch side seams.
  • Wrap seams toward the center, folding along the stitching lines. Stitch seam, starting at the fold to stitch upper seam.
  • Stitch lower seam, starting at the fold. Leave a 4–6-inch opening in the lower seam for turning.

 How to Make an Apron

  • Turn apron right side out, using a Point 2 Point turning tool to push out corners. Press.

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  •  Place a small 1/4-inch x 4–6-inch strip of Lite EZ Steam II or another fusible webbing in the opening of the apron. Press; remove paper. Press seam.

How to Make an Apron

3. Make casings and add ties.

  • Fold a triangle at top corner, measuring from fold to tip of triangle; press.

- 4-inch for small apron

- 5-inch for medium apron

- 6-inch for large apron

 How to Make an Apron

How to Make an Apron

  • Topstitch 1/8-inch from open edge to form casings.
  • Using a Clip ‘n Glide Bodkin, insert ribbon at lower edge of first casing and continue through upper edge of second casing to form neck strap. Allow enough ribbon for apron ties.

Note From Team Nancy      Show your little partner how to use the Clip ’n Glide Bodkin to easily insert the ribbon. He/She will love to use the “alligator clip” to feed the ribbon into the apron!

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Nancy Zieman's Giveaway Winner

The randomly selected winner of a Cute for Kids Embroidery Collection, is Barbara.

Her comment is, “First great granddaughter in May. Missing shower in Wisconsin today!”

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Happy Sewing,

Team Nancy Zieman

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