Sew Children's Apron for Head Start Classroom

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Help our Head Start children's imagination come to life by sewing apron's for the Head Start program. Sew an easy to make child's apron out of a potholder and dishtowel. These aprons will be used by Head Start children in their classrooms as a part of dramatic play. One day the child will be a pizza maker or a baker and on another day a chef or a parent cooking dinner. Potholder and dishtowel set can be purchased at Dollar Tree. 

To make the apron you will need: A potholder to be the top of the apron; and a coordinated dishtowel for the bottom, scissors; Sewing machine; sewing thread with color matching the chosen potholder and dishtowel; pins for sewing; and wide grosgrain ribbon (1 - 18-inch piece for neck and a yard and 1/2 for waist) matching the color of the chosen pieces.

Start by cutting the dishtowel in half or 15 inches in length to be the “skirt” of the apron. Take the bottom part, which has the border with designs and motifs, make a pleat in the part you cut, make pleats throughout this part, and secure with the sewing pins. Then just sew this turned part, with a straight seam, to create the finished edge and attach the previously created pleats with the seam.

Place the grosgrain ribbon over the pleated edge and sew a straight seam, securing the ribbon. Then, place the potholder on the top of the apron, under the grosgrain ribbon, secure with pins, and sew with a straight stitch.

Now, to finish your piece, sew the 18-inch piece of grosgrain ribbon on each side of the potholder go over the child’s head and around their neck. 

And it's ready to be delivered to OWCAP Head Start at 3159 Grant Avenue in Ogden.

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