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Sailor & Clown Knot Aprons for Children


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This adorable knot apron is so cute and easy to make! It can be made in the sailor and clown styles. Buttonholes are sewn to the top of the bib and the top of the skirt 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 eight page PDF e-pattern includes patterns for bibs and sailor collar, measurements for skirt rectangles, detailed materials list, clear instructions written in English 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. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Instructions are included to make the apron in three children's sizes - 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8.

Supplies Needed

  • 44/45" COTTON FABRICS FOR SAILOR: 1/4 yard for apron bib; 1/2 yard for skirt; 3/8 yard for gathered top skirt & collar; 5/8 yard for bib, skirt & collar lining
  • 44/45" COTTON FABRICS FOR CLOWN: 1/4 yard of two different fabrics for apron bib; 1/2 yard for skirt; 3/8 yard for gathered top skirt; 5/8 yard for bib & skirt lining
  • 1 1/2" Grosgrain ribbon - 3 yards for apron neck strap & ties at waist, 1 yard for gathered top skirt

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