Waist Apron Pattern
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Waist Apron.

You may have checked out the Toddler Apron pattern, I used the same fabric to create this waist apron! What better way to encourage cooking and science projects as sewing your very own apron. Depending on the age of your child you choose their helping level. My son is four years old, so he picked his own fabric and helped put the pattern pieces together, and pin it. I did the sewing while he observed. This is a quick project for some bonding fun!

WHAT YOU NEED: 
1/2 Yard Fabric of your choice.
4.5 Yards of Bias Tape - Wide Single Fold 
Thread
Pins
Sewing Machine or Needle
Access to a Printer

DIRECTIONS:
1 Create the Pattern. Print this PDF, tape the pieces together. Hold the pattern up to yourself or your child to ensure it will fit. 
2 Pin the pattern to the fabric and cut it out.
3 Cut the first strip of the Bias Tape from one side, around the bottom and up the other side, sandwich the apron fabric between the bias tape and sew it on. This creates a nice easy edge. (If you are new to sewing, be sure to do a reverse stick at the beginning and end of all stitches so the stitch doesn't unravel). 
4 Fit and cut the Bias Tape to the top edge of the apron band, sandwich fabric and sew.
5 Fit and cut the Bias Tape to the bottom edge of the apron band, sandwich fabric inside the folded bias tape. Center the apron on the band from left to right, placing it behind the sandwiched band. Sew the full length attaching the bias tape, apron band and the apron together. 
6 Fold and sandwich Bias Tape to the vertical edges of the apron band finishing off the edge. 
7 Next if you are doing the optional pocket, fit and cut the Bias Tape on the top edge of the pocket. Sandwich the fabric, sew the top edge and set aside.
8 Optional Pocket, place the pocket on the apron, folding the raw edges of the fabric under and simply stick the three remaining sides, adhering it to the apron. 
9 Bake something amazing!

Check out the toddler apron! I made matching aprons for my son and I, a fun way to bond. 

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