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Bee & Ladybug Knot Aprons for Children

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Bee & Ladybug Knot Aprons for Children
Bee & Ladybug Knot Aprons for Children
Bee & Ladybug Knot Aprons for Children
Bee & Ladybug Knot Aprons for Children

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Use a sewing machine

Pattern Description:

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is basically the same pattern as the gingerbread girl, snowman & plain knot apron pattern. If you have already purchased that pattern, you won't need to purchase this one. Simply sew smaller black buttons on top of larger white buttons for the eyes on the bib, and sew three rows of jumbo black rick rack to the gathered top skirt 2" apart before you begin the assembly on the bumble bee.

This adorable knot apron is so cute and easy to make! Instructions are included to make the apron in three children's sizes - 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8. It can be made in the bumble bee and ladybug styles. Rick rack is sewn on the bumble bee apron to make the horizontal stripes. Buttons are sewn on the bib for eyes on the sample aprons (the buttons can be eliminated for a plain apron). Buttonholes are sewn to the top of the bib and the top of the sides. Insert 1 1/2" grosgrain ribbon through the buttonholes and knot ends in front to attach the neck strap and waist ties. The neck strap can be adjusted as the child grows. If you prefer not to make buttonholes, you can fold the raw ends of the ribbon over and simply sew the folded ribbon ends to the apron at the placement of the buttonholes. Medium weight cotton fabrics were used for the sample aprons.

This five page PDF e-pattern includes pattern for bib, measurements for skirt rectangles, detailed materials list, clear instructions written in and step-by-step photographs.

Copyrights protect this pattern from being reproduced in any media format to be resold. Finished aprons made from this pattern can be sold in limited quantities.


  • 44/45" Cotton solid or print fabrics - 1/4 yard for apron bib, 1/4 yard for bib lining (if you are using the same fabric for front and lining, you will need 1/4 yard to cut both), 1/2 yard for skirt, 1/2 yard for skirt lining (if you are using the same fabric for the front and lining, you will need 1/2 yard to cut both), 3/8 yard for gathered top skirt
  • 1 1/2" Grosgrain ribbon - 3 yards for apron neck strap & ties at waist
  • Jumbo rick rack - 1 1/2 yards for bumble bee only
  • Buttons with two holes - two 1 1/8" white & two 9/16" black for eyes
  • Sewing thread - coordinating color plus white for sewing button eyes