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The Ruffle Apron PDF Pattern (for Elli and Chloe)….plus a GIVEAWAY!

I did a little sewing over the weekend for Elli and Chloe, using Cami’s Child Apron pattern that she shared last week.  I originally wanted to save these for Christmas gifts but then remembered Elli has been asking for months for a bigger apron to wear in the kitchen while helping me cook.  And since the holidays are fast approaching and I knew we’d be in the kitchen a lot during the next several weeks, I decided to go ahead and let the girls have them to use right now.

 

And let me tell you, this pattern is a really fast project.  I didn’t have to do any sizing or calculating because Cami took care of all of that in her instructions.  So instead of thinking 5 steps ahead while sewing (like I normally do), I just watched a movie on my laptop while putting these together.  Simple as that.

 

Also, Cami and I both thought it would be really fun to GIVE AWAY the full pattern to 3 of you today (more on that below)……because why not?!  Gift giving season is coming right up — so, this will surely help you out with some of the “little people” on your list! :)

 

The pattern includes so many apron styles for girls AND boys……but this ruffly one is what my girls requested, so ruffle aprons it was!

 

Making the Ruffle Apron PDF Pattern (6 apron girl & boy styles, 5 sizes, easy Velcro closure, printable pattern pieces) | via Make It and Love It

 

 

 

I had so many versions to choose from, so I’m glad the girls told me what they wanted.  And of course, now Connor wants one so that he can help Steve out in the garage.  (Maybe I really will save his for Christmas though.  And buy him a real kid-sized hammer, work gloves, and a measuring tape.  He’d LOVE that.)

 

Child's Apron PDF Pattern (6 versions, ages 2-12)...download, print, and cut out the pattern size you need! | via Make It and Love It

This pattern can be purchased in the Make It and Love It Pattern Shop

 

 

 

When I finished Chloe’s girly and colorful version and showed her, she squealed one of her big happy squeals!  Which reminded me that she is so much like her big sister……it cracks me up!

 

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Chloe’s apron is made from your standard woven cotton fabric but Elli’s is made from sturdier home decorator fabric.  Both aprons are double sided which make them plenty thick and durable but Elli’s fabric is even thicker, like duck cloth, and perfect for a helper in the real kitchen. 

 

After making it, I was a little jealous that it wasn’t in my size.  I mean, come on, how cool is that fabric??  And those polka dots! :)

 

Making the Ruffle Apron PDF Pattern (6 apron girl & boy styles, 5 sizes, easy Velcro closure, printable pattern pieces) | via Make It and Love It

 

 

All aprons from this pattern have a velcro closure around the neck and waist, that is adjustable for growing kiddos.  The front pocket on this version is pleated and holds all of their favorite tools.  Also, the ruffle hem adds the perfect frill to this apron…..which I kinda love on my little girls!

 

Making the Ruffle Apron PDF Pattern (6 apron girl & boy styles, 5 sizes, easy Velcro closure, printable pattern pieces) | via Make It and Love It

 

 

The neck strap is adjustable and is easy for little hands to do themselves.

 

Making the Ruffle Apron PDF Pattern (6 apron girl & boy styles, 5 sizes, easy Velcro closure, printable pattern pieces) | via Make It and Love It

 

 

And the waistband is the same way.  Plenty of room…..and easy to attach around the back!

 

Making the Ruffle Apron PDF Pattern (6 apron girl & boy styles, 5 sizes, easy Velcro closure, printable pattern pieces) | via Make It and Love It

 

 

Chloe (who’s 3) even takes this little apron on and off, all by herself.  And let’s be real, this is the perfect design for moms too, because we don’t have to tie the apron strings over and over and OVER again!

 

Making the Ruffle Apron PDF Pattern (6 apron girl & boy styles, 5 sizes, easy Velcro closure, printable pattern pieces) | via Make It and Love It

 

 

When Elli put on her new apron, she told me she feels more like a grown up.  This is just a new thing….but she has had a huge interest in helping in the kitchen lately.  Her absolute favorite thing to help me cook, is crepes.  I asked her why and she told me it’s because she gets to taste-test with me.  Haha!  She totally knows the perks of being the cook in the kitchen!

 

Making the Ruffle Apron PDF Pattern (6 apron girl & boy styles, 5 sizes, easy Velcro closure, printable pattern pieces) | via Make It and Love It

 

 

I also asked Elli what she thought the pocket on the front was for and she told me she thought it was perfect for putting a washcloth in there, because cooking is messy.  Haha, yep!  (Have you cooked with kids lately?!?!  Oh. My. Word.  Messy doesn’t even cover it.)  And then I told her she could also put recipe cards, measuring spoons, a rubber spatula, or whatever she wanted.  Because the cook is in charge of her own kitchen. :)

 

Making the Ruffle Apron PDF Pattern (6 apron girl & boy styles, 5 sizes, easy Velcro closure, printable pattern pieces) | via Make It and Love It

 

 

It’s weird to see Elli getting so old, but it’s also kinda fun to see all the things my almost 8-year-old can do.  And at least now, she can keep her clothes a little cleaner while helping out.

 

Making the Ruffle Apron PDF Pattern (6 apron girl & boy styles, 5 sizes, easy Velcro closure, printable pattern pieces) | via Make It and Love It

 

 

And while Chloe isn’t quite old enough to help stir things over the hot stove, she still thinks it’s pretty fun to help pour ingredients into mixing bowls and cut up potato peels with a plastic knife while I chop my own veggies right next to her.  However, she has a little play kitchen up in her room that she now MUST have her apron on to play with.  Why is everything mini, so darn cute?!?!

 

Making the Ruffle Apron PDF Pattern (6 apron girl & boy styles, 5 sizes, easy Velcro closure, printable pattern pieces) | via Make It and Love It

 

 

And in case you’re worried that your sewing skills aren’t quite good enough for this, erase that from your brain RIGHT NOW. :)  This pattern walks you through EVERYTHING.  So it’s the perfect project for beginners!  There are tons of pictures, diagrams, and the instructions are really clear and well thought out.  Cami really covered EVERYTHING.

 

Child's Apron PDF Pattern (6 versions, ages 2-12)...download, print, and cut out the pattern size you need! | via Make It and Love It

 

 

Now that these 2 aprons are done, I have pulled out several other color combos from my fabric stash to make a few more kid aprons for Christmas gifts.  And I’m going to pair it with little kitchen tools (Ikea has cheap play kitchen supplies….like the “stainless steel” pots above).  But I also think it would be really fun to make an apron and gift it with some brand new art supplies.  Or play tools.  Such a fun gift…..rather than the typical barbie or set of race cars.

 

Making the Ruffle Apron PDF Pattern (6 apron girl & boy styles, 5 sizes, easy Velcro closure, printable pattern pieces) | via Make It and Love It

 

 

A little more info:

  • The Child’s Apron Pattern can be purchased over in the Make It and Love It pattern shop
  • It’s a quick $7.95 paypal transaction…and the files are sent over to your email automatically. 
  • You will receive 48 full color pages of instruction and pattern pieces for 5 different sizes. (So no, you don’t have to print off every single page.)
  • If you would like to make and sell aprons from this pattern, Cami is offering a Right to Sell Contract, also available over in the shop.
  • Perfect for beginners and seasoned sewists as well.  (I’m not gonna lie, it’s nice to skip all the brain work of figuring out the size needed!)
  • If you want to read more about the pattern (and see more styles that Cami created using the pattern), check out this post about the pattern.

 

Simple and fun……and loved by both my little girlies!  Thanks for such a fun pattern Cami!!!

 

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Now, who’d like a free pattern of their very own??

3 winners will be chosen at random and will be emailed the files for this darling pattern!

 

To enter:

  • Leave a comment below, and tell me which apron style is your absolute favorite!  (You already know the favorite style here in our house! ;) )
  • Be sure to enter your email in the comment form so that I can contact you if you win.  (Your email won’t be visible to anyone but me.)
  • That’s it!

***Giveaway is open to anyone.  All countries, all time zones, all sewing levels, and all ages. :) Giveaway will close Thursday, November 20th, at 11:59 p.m. (MST).***

 

 

Good luck!

-Ashley

 

 
Thanks for checking out my The Ruffle Apron PDF Pattern (for Elli and Chloe)….plus a GIVEAWAY! post. Check out my full collection of DIY Sewing articles. Find even more sewing projects, patterns, and tips for beginners and advanced sewists by Liz Call, Mariah Leeson, Randi Dukes and Tauni Everett.
 

Comments

  1. Jen V says:

    Definitely the curved and ruffled one would be my pick but since my boys like to help me in the kitchen more than my daughter the squared full one would be more practical!

  2. Kristin C. says:

    Oh, the curved and ruffled full apron is the cutest!!

  3. Sarah says:

    The full size curved and ruffled in precious! Can you include that cute little kitchen if i win? ;)

  4. Nancy says:

    The curved rUffly one is soooo cute……my favorite..plus you sweet girls look adorable. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

  5. khrystinah wright says:

    Curved and Ruffled full apron

  6. Sharlyn says:

    I have to pick one? I like the half apron, and definitely with ruffles, I have a niece that would love this to go with her play food and kitchen ;-)

  7. Beth says:

    I love the full ruffled apron. My daughter likes to help in the kitchen, but I’m thinking she might need one for her art and play dough even more! There is also a sweet girl at my church that loves to cook for the younger children. Her mom has been so kind and supportive since I became a mother; I would love to bless them with a gift of a apron!

  8. Sarah says:

    Curved and ruffled is so adorable I love it!! :)

  9. Sally says:

    Who can resist those ruffles!? Too cute!

  10. Ellen Barth says:

    I love the same style you made for your girls! The curved ruffle style is adorable, as are your girls!

  11. sandy says:

    Full apron – full pocket. But in a girly color.

  12. Heather says:

    I like the simply squared but that’s because I have boys!

  13. British American says:

    This is adorable!!! The full length ruffle is my favourite. My kids would love these. My daughter does have an apron, but it has this tie string that always comes out from the apron and she can’t manage to tie it well behind her back. My son has one too, but I bet he has outgrown it. I like that there are boy versions too. Thanks for the chance to win.

  14. Erin says:

    My little kitchen helper would LOVE the ruffled apron! :)

  15. Ruth O says:

    Love the aprons, curved and ruffled, full, would be my favorites. Can just see out two 4-year-old granddaughters AND their older sisters wearing these to help or to “help”! And if the grandsons were envious, well, there are masculine varieties as well. Thanks for sharing all the photos!
    Yes, the fabric source, too…

  16. Lane says:

    I like the full apron, especially the full pocket part. My nephew would adore this.Thanks!

  17. Laurel Monette says:

    The full curved and ruffled one would be adorable on my girls!

  18. Rosanna says:

    Love the ruffled one!!! I
    Must make one for my daughter!

  19. CindyM says:

    I think the ruffles are fantastic but unfortunately I have 8 grandsons and none of them will go for the ruffles. My friends have girls though, so I would get to whip some up for them. Thanks for the giveaway.
    cism1955 at g mail dot com

  20. Toni says:

    We have to pick a favorite?! Hard. My girls no doubt would want the curved and ruffled and my son would want a pocket full and simply squared–one for the kitchen and one for the garage. These would make great personal Christmas gifts.

    P.S. Chloe is getting so big! She looks like a mini Elli. I’ve been reading your blog for a while, hard to believe they are already 3 & 8. Beautiful family!

  21. Nancy says:

    I love the curved ruffle apron. I have two little granddaughters that the aprons would look darling on!

  22. Sarah Graves says:

    I love the curved and ruffled apron, so so pretty!
    Would love to make this for my little girl, I know she’d just love it!

  23. Lorna Calaway says:

    Love the chevron fabric with polka dots! My grand daughter would like that one.

  24. Lisa says:

    I would love….love the flower and tree apron with the pink and white polka dot trim for my grand daughters. They always help with cooking when they come to my house. I know they would be tickled pink, if they had those aprons on.

  25. Millie says:

    I would love the pattern for the square one for boys and girls without ruffles. I have some tomboys who don’t like girly things, yet still want some of the items to use. I like your website and your instructions seem to be good to use with children themselves. Thank you!

  26. kelly says:

    The curved ruffle apron is absolutely adorable! I want to make 5 of these for all my nieces for Christmas.

  27. Shana says:

    Love the ruffle one!

    Could you share the source for Chloe’s fabric? Love the both prints!!!

  28. Ashley V. says:

    I love the full curved and ruffled! My little girl would have so much fun with this!

  29. Bethany L. says:

    I love the full curved and ruffled! Well, I love the half and the square one too :))

  30. Heidi says:

    Full curved and ruffled in our house!

  31. Elaine says:

    I would love the apron for my grandsons. I have made several different aprons for my grandgirls so it is time for the boys to have something. Love the ideas

  32. Laura says:

    Love the full apron with the ruffles! This would be an amazing thing to have in my arsenal as I’m due with a little girl now (and they grow soo fast) and my sister is due with her second girl next year! Awesome give away!

  33. Erin B says:

    The full curved and ruffled is adorable and would look adorable in my nieces while we bake Christmas cookies! Of course the one full of pockets would be perfect for my son. Thank you for this giveaway opportunity.

  34. Adina says:

    I love the ruffle one! Really nice aprons.

  35. cheryl says:

    I prefer the full apron with pocket for my grandsons, no ruffles for those boys!

  36. barb says:

    Curved and Ruffled full! thank you for the giveaway!!

  37. Kerry says:

    I like the ruffled ones best (half or full)! Chloe’s apron is so cute! :)

  38. Jane says:

    Love the full cUrved and rufflEd apron. My grandaughters would lov

  39. kirsten says:

    I would loblve to make 4 of those aprons (is it spelled correct?). 2 for the little boys in there play kitchen (i made it myself also). And two for the teenagers. She only makes (cup)cakes and other things like that, he really loves to help us cooking, but dads apron doesn’t fit ’cause he’s very small even though he’s 13. Please let me win!

  40. Adrienne says:

    I love the ruffled one. I’m definitely going to make one for my daughter! I’ll also make one without ruffles for my son. He loves to help me in the kitchen.

  41. Kandice Nelson says:

    I think my girls would love the round and ruffles to help me in the kitchen. My boys would enjoy the full pocket for helping Dad in the garage.

  42. Jenny says:

    I LOVE the ones you made for your girls! Too cute!

  43. Loretta says:

    I like the full apron full pocket! perfect for girls and boys. Cooks and artists! So many possibilities. Would love to make and donate some to our local women’s crisis shelter. What little budding cook or artist wouldn’t love an apron to put on to feel “professional”?

  44. Katie says:

    No ruffles in this house! Wen are all boy and all about tools!

  45. Erin says:

    I’ll admit it, I love the ruffle full one! My girls would be thrilled, my boy, not so much…

  46. Caitlyn says:

    I like the ruffled, though I want to make one for my nephew so I should probably skip the ruffles! :D

  47. Deborah Nowland says:

    Full, with the ruffle trim. Just like you made! Darling!

  48. Olivia says:

    Curved and Ruffled full! Your patterns are so cute and I love the easy velcro closure! I’m thinking I must make one for my niece!

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