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.


  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

  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!

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

  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!

  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.


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

  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

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

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


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

  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!

  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!


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


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