Monday, May 4, 2015

Make It Monday ~ Springtime in Paris or Sugar Skulls? ~ Apron Tutorial and Giveaway ~ 5/4/15

 I found this really pretty fabric at Wal-Mart showing what I think Springtime in Paris would look like.  It is full of really cute vignettes including bistro tables, a park bench, girls, ooh la la!  I thought it would be perfect for an apron.

This tutorial is for a simple full apron using 1 yard of fabric.  First, I took an older apron off my hook in the kitchen, folded it in half and laid it on the fold of the fabric.  I then cut around the edge leaving a 1 inch overhang for the seam.

Next, I cut 4 ~ 2.5" strips from the length.  A rotary cutter is the easiest way to cut these but if you don't have one, scissors work just as well.

You can sit the rest of the fabric aside for some smaller cute projects.

At the sewing machine, I sewed each 2.5" strip in half longwise.  These are for the ties.

After they are all sewn, turn them right side out.  I use a knitting needle to help with this but you can use whatever works for you.  Press each tie with a very hot iron with the seam in the middle as shown below.

Next, hem (fold over twice and sew) one end of the tie.

Now, the body of the apron.  Hem all the way around, tucking in the ties were they go.

And voila!  There you go.  Give it a good press and it is done!  If you have any question on this super quick tutorial, let me know.

This is my oldest daughter modeling the Springtime in Paris apron.  (She doesn't have a very pleasant face on this picture so I cropped it off!)  She's a petite girl but this apron is a one-size fits-all.

Here she is in her choice of fabric.  Sugar Skulls.  She's much happier here!

I made two Springtime in Paris aprons.  One for me.  And one for you!!!  If you are more of Sugar Skull girl, just let me know in your comment and if you win I'll hook you up with one.

To enter the giveaway:

*Mandatory-  Leave a comment telling me if you prefer "Springtime in Paris" or "Sugar Skulls" and how to contact you if you are the winner.

*Extra-  Follow my blog.  Leave a second comment telling me that you do and how you are following:)

The giveaway will run until 11:59pm EST, May 11, 2015.  The winner will be emailed on May 12th.
Now for a little bit of yarny-ness!  Here's a sneak peak at Sunny Blue Hawaii:
Please leave me a comment with a link so I can return the visit!!


  1. Springtime in Paris. It made me think of Madeline.

  2. Springtime In Paris. Love your apron. Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend.

    Wishes for tásty dishes,

  3. Delightful fabric and darling apron :) Visiting from The Art of Homemaking Mondays.

    May you have a wonderful week! Hugs!

  4. Loving apron) Probably it's time to make something Paris - sweet, like cupcakes for example)
    Find you via The Art of Homemaking Mondays/

  5. Love your apron, the material is beautiful :)

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays..

  6. Springtime in Paris! I love aprons. There are so many neat fabric chooses and designs.
    Can't wait to see what you are making with those granny squares!

  7. Spring Time in Paris *I love this fabric as well. I had thought about using it as curtains in my craft room.

  8. I love that spring time in Paris fabric but my husband would love to see me cooking in the sugar skulls!


  9. I LOVE the "Springtime in Paris" fabric! Gorgeous apron, indeed :) I found you at 3 Kids and Fish party and you can find me at !

  10. I am following you on FB! :) Sammi | Grounded & Surrounded

  11. Very cute and a great tutorial.

  12. I would like Springtime in Paris. kumquat8 at hotmail dot com

  13. I follow by email kumquat8 at hotmail dot com

  14. Popping over from yarn fantastic party. I love both aprons! It looks like sunny blue is going to be pretty awesome.

  15. thanks for the tutorial. you make it look so easy. great apron too! love the spring time in paris. :)

  16. i love the spring time in paris

  17. i now follow from

  18. Fab tutorial. Love the fabrics you used but especially sprint time in Paris. That's funny you had to crop her head off. Great competition.

  19. Spring Time in Paris is my choice. I love the granny's too. I followed. Thanks for a great post and thanks for sharing.
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    A Day In My Life, Crochet & Reviews

  20. Ohh, the apron is so adorable. :D Thanks for stopping by my blog. xx

  21. Wow, you really made the creation of that apron look simple! If only I were that crafty.
    I love the Spring Time in Paris pattern. Not sure if your giveaway is open to Canadians though. If so here is my entry. :)
    I can be contacted at

  22. Also I follow your blog by email.

  23. Spring Time in Paris! Adorable! Thanks for sharing the process. Now I want to make one. :-)

  24. Oooh....I love that Spring Time in Paris fabric. Now I want to make me an apron. :^) I found you on Ginny's Yarn Along - I look forward to seeing your other creations!

  25. Spring Time in the design!

  26. I like the Springtime in Paris.

    sienkiel1821 at yahoo dot com

  27. following by email, sienkiel1821 at yahoo dot com

  28. Oh your aprons are so cute! The Sugar Skull fabric makes me very happy! (I can be contacted at

  29. I love the "Springtime in Paris" apron! Beautiful!!


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