Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Do Something Crafty Challenge

About a month ago, Vanessa from The Crafty Nest asked me to join in on a challenge... It is called the  Do Something Crafty Challenge!!! I love a good challenge so I jumped at the chance. The deal was that I, along with 3 other craft bloggers, would get a package in the mail with some mystery supplies and we had to come up with something crafty to make out of it... When the package came, I was dying to figure out what my supplies were- Opening the package revealed {almost} a yard of fabric and a skein of pink yarn. What in the world was I going to make- especially with the yarn??? But I am someone who thinks on almost a one track mind {crafting} so I had the idea in no time. I decided to make a little apron for my daughter so she can help me cook. She LOVES it! Which means the world to me. That is one of the things I love most about crafting- being able to make things that my little girls love.


 Here is how I made it...

Step 1: Cut out a half circle. I actually used yarn and tied it to a pen, held the end of the yarn to the center of the paper and used the pen to trace a circle on the paper.
 Step 2: Pleat your fabric how you would like. I did 4 pleats- 2 on each side pleating toward the center. After you get the pleats how you want them to look, trim off the access fabric to square off the top.
 Step 3: Next, measure the curved edge of the skirt. Times that by 2 and cut a strip of fabric that is that length by 4 inches wide. Fold and press in half (hotdog style) and then I pleated it all the way along the bottom edge of the fabric (pinning as I went).
Step 4: Trace your pleated piece and cut out a piece of fabric to be on the back of the apron. Place right sides together and sew all the way along the curved edge. 
Step 5: To make the waistband, cut a piece of fabric that is 5 inches by whatever length you will need to go around the waist and tie. Fold and press the fabric in half (hotdog style). After it is pressed, open up and press the raw edges under 1/4 inch on each side, including the ends so that when you fold the fabric back over no raw edges will show. Lay the apron (centered) on the open edge of the waistband. Then I made 5 pom-poms using this tutorial. Line the pom-poms up evenly and then fold the top part of the waistband down and pin in place. Sew all the way along the edge of the waistband to secure it to the bottom of the apron.

Now you are all done and you have a Pleated Pom-Pom Apron for your little helper! 


So there ya have it... My Do Something Crafty Project. Mine is the last project to be "revealed" tomorrow on The Crafty Nest so head over and check out what everyone else made... Cast your votes and may the best crafter win... Just kidding! We are all winners and I feel lucky to be crafting along side with these 3 talented ladies!!! 

3 comments:

  1. WOW!!!! You are so talented!! This is so beautiful! I would have been stumped...the pom poms are a super cute embellishment!

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  2. That is the cutest thing I have ever seen! When I have kids I'm totally making this!

    -Monica

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  3. That is TOO CUTE!!! I am so making that for my 7 year old!!!!

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