- apron fabric cut to 9×13
- pocket fabric cut to 8×13
- Iron On Vinyl – 2 pieces cut to 9×13 and 8×13
- 7/8″ Ribbon – about 40″ (you can pre-measure what length it takes to tie around you child’s waist)
- 1 package of coordinating bias tape (or you could make it yourself, you’ll need about 32″)
- sewing machine, coordinating thread, scissors, etc
Step four – decide your pocket placements. I went with 4 pockets, making small marks at 3″, 6″, and 9″ along the bottom.
Step five – making sure you back sew at the start and finish, create your pockets by running a straight stitch from the bottom to the top of your pocket fabric. It’s faster if you don’t cut the thread until you are finished creating all your pockets.
Step six – trim all your threads and then prepare to sew on your bias tape by pinning it around the sides and bottom of the apron. Sew your bias tape on. If you need a good tutorial on how to correctly sew on bias tape check out this one from Smashed Peas and Carrots.
Step seven – flip your apron over and lay your ribbon down about 1 inch from the top. Fold your unsewn edge over to cover the ribbon and use a couple pins to secure into place, encasing the ribbon. Sew the ribbon into place by sewing, and back sewing several times, the edge of the apron where the ribbon comes out on both side. I also ran a stich across the entire length of the apron to secure the flap down, fulling covering the ribbon.
Step eight – fill with chalk! Of course we couldn’t find where the bare chalk was hidden so we just filled it with the chalk holders.
My daughter is totally smitten with these raccoons, so this fabric is perfect for both boys and girls.