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pink ruffled goodness

well looky here…an actual craft. on a craft blog. who knew?
anyways….i gave my facebook loves a sneak peak
any guesses?
it’s a bird..it’s a plane..it’s a skirt?

oh. it’s an apron…
i bought all this pink….my original plan was a faux chenille…um  ..something…
 but I decided to turn it into a ruffly apron.
took strips of each color….
and I took my iron and ironed over the edge….
and ironed it over again….

then sewed it…

you will also need to finish the other side…..pinking shears, serger, or by folding it over again.
then i made them ruffles…took a large stitch…and without backstitching run the length of the strip of fabric.

then you take the underneath thread….and pull….and pull…very carefully not to break it..
since my strip was so long-i kept sliding the ruffles towards the middle and kept pulling.

until houston…we have lift off…..i mean ruffles.

lots of ruffles…

then I took two rectangles shapes (this is the apron part…so the size is whatever you need…these were about 15 inches by 12 inches.)

then (leaving a little room at the bottom for the hem) I pinned on my first ruffle….to ONE of the rectangles.

and sewed. then pin and sew and pin and sew..working your way up..

it takes a while to keep the ruffles straight…..so go slow.

now..the lightest pink (the one that is so wrinkled…)is  actually my daughter’s old curtains…so I took the end of the curtain…which was all finished…and folded it over…

and added the finished strip to the top of the top ruffle.
(you could just iron over the edges ….but I saved myself a step. love when I do that!)

when the front was all done….I took my other rectangle piece and pinned them right sides together
(making sure to catch to edge of each ruffle)
and sewed the two sides together….(see the ends of the ruffles coming out?)

then I just turned it right sides out and tucked the bottom pieces up and pinned them
and sewed (you can do it the same time as the sides…but I wanted to make sure I didn’t catch my bottom ruffle in the stitches.

then I took a 5 inch strip….
and made a binding..by ironing over the edges

and then ironing it in half..
then I found the center of the binding and pinned it to the center of my apron…

and sewed it all up.
then i snipped off the 1001 threads and called it good!

and what is better than one pink ruffled apron?
TWO pink ruffled aprons…
i made these for my two twinner nieces who are turning three.
happy birthday a and b. love you.
you can go HERE to see the rest of the present..

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.