In the Craft Room: The Ruffly Apron and a GIVEAWAY!

Since making the ruffly apron for Lucy’s friend Amy’s birthday,

I decided to make an adult version. And I am going to try and explain how to make it. And then I’m going to open it up as a giveaway. So if you aren’t going to make one and you just want to skip to that, then scroll down 🙂

First you need two pieces of plain material for the back and the backing to the ruffles. I used plain muslin that I had around. I cut out two of these shapes.
(for a little girl one I made it 8″ wide at the top with 20″ wide at the bottom and 20″ long.)

Then cut out seven 8″ wide strips that are at least 6″ longer than the width of the apron. This drawing should explain that more.
So the gray shows the strips and how their lengths that should overlap. You also need one piece to cover the top of the apron like the top gray square.

Then you are going to start sewing your ruffles. Finish the bottom edges by folding them over twice and sewing them.
I used the quick method of making a ruffle by turning up my tension and my stitch size and high as possible. It practically ruffles it for you. And i love it 🙂

Sew your top bodice piece on your backing fabrics first. Then start sewing your ruffles on from the bottom up. Layering them.
The bottom ruffle needs to hang OVER the bottom of the backing muslin. The top ruffle should leave a gap from the top bodice piece.

Put the good side of your extra muslin (that you first cut out) onto the good side of your ruffly apron. And sew down the sides and the top but NOT the bottom. Leave it completely open. You will be sewing down your ruffles, so make sure they are pinned in place!!
Then turn your apron top inside out. And carefully sew the bottom closed sewing ONLY the two pieces of muslin together and leaving your ruffle alone. It’s a little awkward but I think you can figure it out 😉

Then using bias tape start at the bottom corner and sew the edges of the apron, sewing up and around to make a strap for the neck, making sure you start at the bottom edge of the bottom ruffle. You can make your own bias tape which is what I did (there are LOTS of tutorials online to show you how to do that) or just buy some that matches.

Last thing you need is a waist strap!! Cut another two 8″ wide strap that will be long enough to go around you. Sew them together good sides together and turn them inside out. Sew them right on top of the apron.
And viola. You are done!!

Regan took these pictures last night. And well, they are blurry (he said his heart just wasn’t into it 🙂 ) but he did tell me I had to pose so you could see it in action. So this is me pretending to put something into the oven at 1030 at night. hahahahaha

I’m linking it up to a Soft Place to Land and Sew Cute Tuesday and Today’s Creative Blog

So here is the deal.
One entry for a comment.
Another one for being a follower.
And another for blogging about the giveaway. Good luck!
I’ll leave this giveaway until Friday!

  • March 23, 2010 - 6:26 am

    Melissa - oh yay i’m the first one. i hope i win. and i’m a follower!!!

  • March 23, 2010 - 6:37 am

    The Bings - seroiusly can you be any more talented!!! Some day I’m going to learn how to sew! too cute!

  • March 23, 2010 - 7:53 am

    The Super Seven - Oh yah…..I would love to win this beauty….I need an apron!!!

  • March 23, 2010 - 8:16 am

    The Full Nelson - so cute! Would love an apron, I don’t have one!

  • March 23, 2010 - 8:17 am

    scrapwordsmom - I have never won anything on a blog before and this would be just GREAT!!! I love aprons and this one is LOVELY!!!!!

    I am a follower and now I’m off to write about it on my Blog!! Thanks for the chance:)


  • March 23, 2010 - 8:31 am

    Kristin - I love how it turned out! I really like your tutorial!

  • March 23, 2010 - 8:34 am

    Christina - Yay! Pick me!

  • March 23, 2010 - 8:35 am

    Kristin - PS. I’ll post about this later today!

  • March 23, 2010 - 9:26 am

    Jennifer Juniper - The ruffles are so sweet and I’ll bet you could add them to any number of things! Ooh, the wheels are turning 🙂

  • March 23, 2010 - 9:27 am

    Anne - Really cute apron! I was looking for one to make for my sister and this looks like the winner!

  • March 23, 2010 - 9:32 am

    LeaDawn - I am so NOT a sewer, so I will not be trying to make one of these. I would love to win this one though 🙂 And, I am now a follower!!

  • March 23, 2010 - 10:14 am

    Laura O'Hearon - I swear this happened before when I thought I was a follower of your blog, but I wasn’t, so then I joined. Anyway, maybe I dreamed that happened because I just clicked FOLLOW again and now I AM a follower. So hopefully it sticks this time… secondly, this is me commenting. Commenting on how bad I want to win this apron because its super cute and it will encourage me to keep trying to cook and train myself to be a good wife when I get there. So, I’m taking my chance and just entering twice (because I dont blog about giveaways) by commenting and following. the end!

  • March 23, 2010 - 10:49 am

    Skye and Aaron - That is ADORABLE! I would love to give that to my Sister!

  • March 23, 2010 - 10:49 am

    DeeMomof6 - I LOVE the adult version! If I don’t win I will have to try and think of a way to get me to make me one or maybe even *scary music plays* try sewing again!! HAHA

  • March 23, 2010 - 10:50 am

    Lauren Smith - I love it! Perfect for gifts!!!!

  • March 23, 2010 - 10:50 am

    Skye and Aaron - I’m now a follower!

  • March 23, 2010 - 10:52 am

    Kelly - I love your ruffly aprons, and all your other sewing projects too, especialy the church bag 🙂 You are so good at so many things!!

  • March 23, 2010 - 11:08 am

    Jess - I’m already a follower because I LOVE your blog. That apron is killing me, it is so beautiful!

  • March 23, 2010 - 12:06 pm

    Kelly O. - that is darn cute! came over by way of Pea Pod Creations…
    I may stay awhile 🙂

  • March 23, 2010 - 12:16 pm

    janet - Found you via Hope Studios…very cute apron!

  • March 23, 2010 - 1:22 pm

    The Lowry's - Well, I would just love to win one instead of making one. So I hope i win, I seriously need a new apron. I only have a Christmas one.

  • March 23, 2010 - 1:23 pm

    The Lowry's - Oh, I’m a follower too. A very avid one at that, daily I check your blog. Serious, one day you will be as famous as pioneer woman or the like. You already are in my books.

  • March 23, 2010 - 1:59 pm

    Parret - This apron is awesome! I am so loving it! Thank you for the lesson!

  • March 23, 2010 - 2:46 pm

    dadec - I LOVE this apron..and I collect aprons! Daydra

  • March 23, 2010 - 2:55 pm

    HAbadie - when I saw the little apron I was hoping you would show me how to make a big one!! But winning one would be even better!

  • March 23, 2010 - 2:55 pm

    Mama Thompson - super cute apron!

  • March 23, 2010 - 3:56 pm

    Stephanie Lynn - Gorgeous! I love it and really want one;) Thanks so much for the tutorial and inspiration. You did a fabulous job …I’m sure your friend will be very impressed!

  • March 23, 2010 - 4:00 pm

    Stephanie Lynn - Ha, I got so excited about making one that I just realized that you are doing a giveaway…duh! I just signed up to follow. Thanks again for sharing this tutorial.

  • March 23, 2010 - 4:04 pm

    Crystal - I’m so going to try making one of these – especially now that I’ve finally finished the farm accounting! (Yes, I’m doing a happy dance over here!) I love your color choices. And I’m now a follower of yours – and I’ll blog about the giveaway tomorrow. ((( HUGS )))

  • March 23, 2010 - 5:12 pm

    sjhkinnison - I’m a follower! What an adorable apron!

  • March 23, 2010 - 5:33 pm

    Kristi-Anna - That’s awesome!! Your instructions are clear and precise, just what I would need should I decide I really need to *MAKE* one of these, and not just win one to use 🙂

    I’m a follower of lots of things, Jesus first, but your blog now too 🙂

    I’ll blog about it at 🙂

  • March 23, 2010 - 6:40 pm

    Sandy - 1) Super cute! I would love to win!
    2) I am a follwer!

  • March 23, 2010 - 7:35 pm

    Abby - cute!

  • March 23, 2010 - 8:08 pm

    Art Simple - I am following and linking because I would LOOOVE to win that adorable apron!! Great job!

  • March 23, 2010 - 8:17 pm

    Visible Voice - You’re oozing with cute fun-ness.

  • March 23, 2010 - 8:18 pm

    Visible Voice - I follow of COURSE!!!

  • March 24, 2010 - 6:07 am

    Lora - That is one cute apron! Thanks for showing us how to make it. If I had a sewing machine I would give it a try.

  • March 24, 2010 - 7:47 am

    Amy - Ooooh, enter me please girl!

  • March 24, 2010 - 7:48 am

    Amy - And I’m putting a link to the giveaway on my blog!

  • March 24, 2010 - 8:13 am

    shannon - YEAH!!! I LOVE IT! I just was commenting how I love pretty things! This has been added to my list! I can’t wait, Mia will need one! Thanks for sharing the pattern!

  • March 24, 2010 - 8:41 am

    Misty - Love this apron!! And it looks simple enough that even I could make it! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch’s “Sew Cute Tuesday”!!

  • March 24, 2010 - 8:41 am

    Misty - I just became a follower! Keeping my fingers crossed that I win!!

  • March 24, 2010 - 9:44 am

    LindsayB - ummmm, i want that. i’ll be a follower.

  • March 24, 2010 - 10:59 am

    Suz - I love it! Wish I was crafty!

  • March 24, 2010 - 10:59 am

    Suz - I’m a follower!

  • March 24, 2010 - 11:00 am

    Suz - oops, almost forgot….I blogged too!

  • March 24, 2010 - 11:06 am

    Tisha - I love this! I actually planned on making one for me after I saw the pink one, but haven’t got around to it yet!

  • March 24, 2010 - 6:58 pm

    Lynn - Oh that is SO cute! Count me in!


  • March 24, 2010 - 7:00 pm

    Lynn - I’m a follower!

  • March 24, 2010 - 7:47 pm

    Susie - I always think it will be a cheat if I win, just cause we are family. but if you don’t mind giving it away to someone you will see next weekend I’d be thrilled to be the one. I do follow too

  • March 24, 2010 - 8:31 pm

    Christy and Brett Bevans - Love love love that apron. So cute. Certainly would love to be wearing it!

  • March 24, 2010 - 8:33 pm

    Christy and Brett Bevans - Oh yeah, and I am a follower

  • March 24, 2010 - 8:58 pm

    Stacey - Love love love that apron. I headed over to follow too.

  • March 24, 2010 - 10:34 pm

    Marie - Me! Me! Me!

  • March 25, 2010 - 9:56 am

    Amy - I’m a “follower” now too, so enter me again please!

  • March 25, 2010 - 8:14 pm

    Amanda - I am a follower now and I am not leaving a comment about your totally darling are so talented my friend. I am now going to blog about it!

    Love you,

  • March 26, 2010 - 8:23 am

    Christal - I’m a follower!!

  • March 26, 2010 - 8:24 am

    Christal - love the apron need an apron and love your work! and blog!! and baking!

  • March 26, 2010 - 12:17 pm

    Kailey and Caleb - Sooo cute! I don’t even own an apron, so I hope I win, because I could use one!

  • March 26, 2010 - 12:19 pm

    Kailey and Caleb - I’m now a follower!

  • March 26, 2010 - 3:33 pm

    Heather M. - I love this apron! you make an awesome model. and i can totally hear regan asking you to do that. you guys are so awesome.

  • March 28, 2010 - 10:21 pm

    teddyprayer - Does Lora get an extra entry for getting me over here to comment? Adorable apron – I’m in for a chance 🙂