Aprons are so easy to make as gifts. You cut the apron shape, trim the edges, sew on some ties, add a little decor and you have a perfectly adorable Christmas present. Don't tell anyone, but I can usually turn out an apron in an hour or two. So good for the hostesses (or hosts!) in your life.
I had a request this year for a brown apron, so off to Joann Fabrics I went. You need a yard of canvas or heavy cloth, I use indoor decorating fabric which is heavy enough to be food-resistant, but not as stiff as some. Then you need a couple packets of extra wide double-fold bias tape like this:
First, cut the apron shape. I used a previous apron to pencil out this one, but you can freehand it. This one is going to a very petite person so the top isn't too big, but there's a fun scallopy bit at the bottom:
Ta da!! I added a ribbon bow as the decor on this one because it was just oh-so Mrs. Cleaver. But it might be too campy? (Is there such a thing??) If I get ambitious I may add a pocket? We'll see. But for now, I think Mrs. Cleaver would approve.
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