The Holidays are getting so close and I am delighted to share one of my favorite recipes for smiles. It is my heart apron complete with heart shaped pocket containing a stuffed ginger bread man. The apron is very simple and the person getting it will love it!
- Assorted Fabrics – Joann
- Freezer Paper for cutting fabric
- Heat- N- Bond – Walmart
- Poly fill stuffing left over stuffing for doll
- Peachy Keen Large Critter Face stamps ( love them)
- Adhesive Squares from 3l Adhesives
- Some fabric ink from
- Paper crafting hand tools a burnisher
For the apron:
The first thing I did was take a piece of unbleached cotton or muslin (you can use your choice of colors). I cut one rectangle 23 by 13. I used scissors for this. I folded in half and took a dinner plate and used it in one corner of the fabric to make the nice curved edge on both sides. I also cut a waist band approximately 24 inches. I cut the fabric 4 by 24 and ironed it in half on the short side. It now pressed at 2 by 24 . I also cut another strip 4 x 48 for the ruffles on the side of the apron. I press this as well making a piece 2 by 48 inches.
I sewed the ruffle to the apron and then to the waist band. Then I created an embellishment for the apron. I decided on a heart shaped pocked.
I used a pressure setting of 3.5
Cap remained on
No Tabs set
I love the way my eCraft cuts fabric so cleanly.
I used my ecraftShop pro software to design the heart pocket. I cut one out of colored fabric and then enlarged the design and created a larger image to create the pocket. I used the Heat-n-Bond to adhere the smaller heart to the pocket and then I sewed it on to the apron.
Next for something sweet to add to my holiday gift!
I next decided that my apron needed a little helper to keep in the pocket. So I created a stuffed “Ginger Bread Man” . He will reside in the pocket to assist the little chef with her cooking duties.
I used Sure Cuts A Lot and cut my ginger breads out very quickly.
You can see how cleanly they cut. I next decided on a facial stamp from my Peach Keen Stamps Large Critter Stamps. They are perfect for soft sculptured dolls.
Coming out of the eCraft “oven”…just joking!
I love his happy face and thought he needed a holiday adornment. Having the eCraft makes it so easy to make accessories, I quickly made him a holiday hat. My 3L Adhesive Squares were just the ticket to make his hat hold tight!
I also wanted to share that Mr. Ginger Bread will not be the only one with a hat. The person I made this for will also be receiving the “chef hat” that I made on a previous post.
I will have another “handmade” gift idea next week. Don’t forget my video later this week as well! Happy Holidays and thank you so much for all of the emails!