Not being a quilter myself, it took me a long time to figure out what a “fat quarter” was. All I knew was that I loved collecting cotton prints for small applique projects and those little pre-cut, fat quarter pieces always seemed perfect and right on budget. With just 2 fat quarters and a package of double fold bias tape, you can whip out this perfect-for-gifting, reversible apron in just about an hour.
The fat quarters for these two aprons came from Modern Yardage, a fabric printing company that features textile designs of a carefully curated group of talented artists and graphic designers. These particular prints were all created by Heather Dutton of Hang Tight Studios.
Be warned, the site is a black hole of beautiful prints in a zillion scales and colorways.
Tutorial for a Kid’s Reversible Fat Quarter Apron
Supplies: 2 coordinating fat quarters, 1 package of double fold bias tape (I used 1/4″ but you can also use 1/2″).
Step 1: Layer fat quarters with right sides together, matching all edges. Cut 2 apron pieces at once using the measurements below. Cut 2 pocket pieces from the scraps.
Step 2: Finish top edge of each pocket with a 1/4″ roll hem. Iron over 1/4″ on the remaining 3 edges. Pin pocket to each apron piece and stitch in place leaving top, finished edge open.
Step 3: With right sides together, sew apron pieces across the top, down the sides and across the bottom, leaving the armhole curve edges open. Trim corners. Turn apron right side out and press.
Step 4: To make the ties, start sewing bias tape closed for 17″. Then insert raw edge of the first armhole into the fold of the bias tape and continue to sew bias tape around armhole. When you reach the neck, continue to sew bias tape closed for 13″ then continue to sew bias tape around raw edge of second armhole. When you reach the end of the armhole, continue to sew bias tape for another 17″. Cut and knot each end of ties.
Fits kids ages 2-6.
Disclosure: I was provided with fat quarters from Modern Yardage at no charge in hopes I would make something fun and choose to blog about it. All opinions, ideas and tutorials are my own.