12/3/11

Gingerbread Aprons

Every year during the Christmas season my daughter Angela has a traditional cookie baking and decorating day with her children Ginger and Charlie. I know the children look forward to the cookie making, and they always send me pictures of the treats they have produced. Last week I was in my favorite crafting store, and I saw some fabric that reminded me of their yearly cookie day. It was printed with gingerbread men and was designed for making aprons.


When I saw it I knew I had to make these aprons for Angela and Ginger.

They were the pre-printed panels with instructions, so I knew they wouldn't take long to put together.

There was a main apron part, a flounce, a pocket, and ties for the neck and waist.

The mother/daughter aprons were as adorable as I had hoped. But, as I was sewing them I was wondering what I could send in the box with the aprons to Charlie. The light bulb finally came on, and I realized that I should make him an apron too, since he also helps with the cookie baking and decorating.

For Charlie I made a plain chef's apron with a double pocket. The smallest pocket is made of gingerbread fabric that coordinates with the other aprons.



I used the body of Ginger's apron as a pattern and lengthened it by 8 inches since there was no ruffle.


I hope they enjoy their new aprons.

15 comments:

  1. Anita,
    Those gingerbread aprons are adorable. I wish I could sew.. I'd be making them.

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  2. Oh Anita, those are so cute. I saw that fabric at Hobyy Lobby and loved it in the store. Having matching aprons for mom and children will make wonderful pictures of them in the kitchen and they will have life long memories of these special times. How nice you were to even remember your grandson and make him a coordinating apron.

    Thanks so much for sharing this at my gingerbread party!

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  3. They turned out so well. They will look so cute in them.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

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  4. Awww, the aprons turned out so cute!! What a dear Grandma you are to think of them. I know they will be thrilled.

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  5. Cute and a good gramie you are........andi

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  6. Thank you Mommy! These are soooo cute! Love you!

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  7. These are just adorable! I love the fabric you found and all of your cute ideas! Happy holidays! ♥

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  8. WOW! I just noticed you live in Arkansas...my home state! I was born there and grew up there. Didn't leave until I got married! I still love to visit and wish I was there for the holidays this year! ♥

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  9. Hi, visiting from the gingerbread linky party. I started a tradition years ago where my children all come and we do a holiday baking day. It is the hi-lite of our Christmas season. A few years ago I gave them all aprons. Not gingerbread, but they loved them. I'm sure your daughter and grandchildren will love these. You did a great job! So glad Charlie didn't get left out.

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  10. These aprons are adorable! What a cute idea :)

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  11. So cute Anita! I'm sure your daughter and grandkids will treasure them!

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  12. These are absolutely adorable! I wish my kids and I had matching aprons! They will love these!

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  13. Such a cute apron! Thanks for sharing. Check out my gingerbread ornaments.

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  14. Adorable! Love your site. I cook with my toddler all of the time.

    So glad to have you at our Pin'Inspiration Party this week.

    Happy follower, would love if you popped over and grabbed a button.

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