Kids Terry Towel Craft Apron Tutorial
I love to craft with the kids. They are so creative and funny. That crafting time is also a great time to talk about their day to day interests and concerns with out making it a big deal. The Kiddo and I have great conversations while coloring or crafting together. She says that she feels less judged/anxious and it is easier to talk when her hands are busy doing something else. I’ve noticed that the other kids do the same thing. My oldest niece likes to talk when she is working a puzzle and the youngest when she is making things. They all talk more when their hands and minds are busy with a project. I realized that I do the same thing because I like to talk when I am cooking. My 6-year-old niece, that loves to make “things” , likes to have lots of pockets so this apron works great for her.
Hand Towel approximately 26″ x 16″
70″ of 1″ ribbon
Basic sewing supplies
Measure from the top corners in 5 inches and pin. Measure from the top corner down 7 inches and pin. Pin the center of the line to make sure your line is straight.
Cut 1 to 1.5 inches from the pinned line depending on how much space you need for your ribbon.
Fold the 1 – 1.5″ flap over and pin in place to make the ribbon channel.
Fold the bottom up 6.5 inches and pin in place. Pin the pocket points as well. You need to keep at least 2 pockets because 1 pocket will gape open. I measured 5″ from either side to mark placement for 3 pockets.
Sew along all pinned lines using a straight stitch. Use a 3 point zig zag stitch over the straight stitch for the ribbon channel and the outer pocket edge for security.
Thread the ribbon through the channels to make your neck strap and ties. Heat seal the ribbon edges and turn in twice. Sew or hot glue the edges to make smooth and secure ends.
Watch the step by step YouTube Tutorial below.
What is your favorite time or activity to do when you talk to your kids?
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