Saturday, December 31, 2011

Baby Apron (aka: Bapron)...


The two youngest grandgirls are eating Big People food now and so this Grammy figured she ought to get some decent bibs stitched up for them.  I found this nifty bib-apron on Pinterest.  It has armholes as well as a top tie at the neck so the coverage is excellent.  I will say this -- it took a great deal of self-restraint not to say naughty words as I stitched the bias tape all around.  I don't care how I do it -- pinned every inch, freestyle, or stitching one side and then the other -- bias tape and I equal frustration!  My baprons are far from perfect, but hey, these cuties are meant to be soiled, so what's the big deal, right?  The girls won't care a flip if they aren't perfectly stitched.
Mary Toodles modeling her bapron

The bapron recipe calls for one cotton fabric and one flannel.  I wanted these baprons to be a little thicker to absorb spills so I used two cotton fabrics to make them reversible and added a thin layer of cotton batting in the middle.  Perhaps the batting is what made the bias tape sewing a little harder.  Here's the link to the pattern:  The Bapron -- a tutorial.

 Addendum: Here's Amy from  Angry Chicken  giving her "No Swearing Bias Tape Method." It did help on the third bib....somewhat.

14 comments:

  1. OH that is so cute, I have some little ones that need that too, but gee, I have never done biased tape in my whole life.
    I love the great material.
    Have a lovely New Year and I look forward to reading more of your very interesting life in 2012

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  2. They sure or cute naughty words or not LOL!
    Glad you were able to complete them and still have a sense of humor...
    Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  3. How darling! I just love this idea. :)

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  4. I hate bias tape, too! I makes me real mad!
    When I was a kid we had a bib drawer and my mom was the bib policeman. I think adults should wear them, too!

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  5. Thanks for your nice comments. I am glad I'm not the only one who struggles with bias tape.

    Pom Pom, I think I would wear the bapron if it was my size. In fact, I like the style so much I may have to try to find a grown-up pattern like it for cooking/eating.

    Jody

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  6. Jody, those are SO adorable! You have a gift, and your family is so blessed by what you make for them!

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  7. I see I'm not the only one who wishes she had an adult-sized one! It's a standing joke around here that I spill down myself a lot! I once decided to wear my apron at the table, but a spoonful of yogurt managed to get BETWEEN my apron and my shirt...ugh. Lol! xxx

    You are one clever seamstress. xx

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  8. How cute & practical - love the sweet print fabrics! Happy new year to you & yours Miss J!
    Hugs & hearts,
    G

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  9. What a very practical and sweet apron! Love the fabrics. Happy New Year's Jody!

    Joyce

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  10. Those are super cute, Jody! Love your weetle Mary model.

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  11. Those are adorable Jody! We'd never have known there was swear temptation if you hadn't told us -- they look too perfect from here!

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  12. Love the bapron! I've never worked with bias tape, but I can see how it could be frustrating. Clever you for figuring it out!

    xofrances

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  13. I love that you get to spend so much time with your grandchildren! What a gift :-)

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