Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Reversible Apron

Kate will sometimes "try on" my apron and then trip as she tries to walk around the kitchen. It's obviously much too big for her! I've been meaning to make her a smock type apron but when I saw this tutorial I liked how the apron was reversible and thought I'd give it a try. It was really simple and took less than an hour to make. The most time consuming part was cutting out the letters for "chef" and "artist". It would also be cute to put the child's name on it. I used heat 'n bond lite to iron on the letters, then did a zig zag stitch around the edges before sewing each side together. Bias tape is used for the tie and it's adjustable so hopefully it will fit her for a while! Now my little "chef" can help in the kitchen and hopefully be a little neater. Although I doubt an apron will really change much.

Another interesting bit of info i read lately on the Montessori philosophy of apron wearing:
An apron makes each task special. Donning and taking off an apron marks the beginning and the end of important work. These aprons are used for preparing food, setting the table, washing dishes, painting, and so forth.


NelsonFamily said...

I love it! I have been wanting to make an apron for a while. I think it is true about the apron making each task special. Tanner get to put on his special pin on name tag when we go to visit at a local nursing home. You can tell he thinks it is pretty big stuff when I get them out.

Janel said...

Oh, I used to wear an apron when I cooked with my mom. I am definitely going to have to do this. I love your ideas Jill.