Mommy and Daughter Coordinated Aprons (with Cut Files)

Hello lovely readers!. Today I’m excited to be sharing a sewing project that was in my list for a long time! Finally with the excuse of our Monthly Fabric Themed Silhouette Challenge I got to make these cute coordinated aprons, one for my little girl and one for me.

Mommy and Em’s Coordinated Aprons with Cut Files

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This was quite a challenge in both ways LOL. I had never made an apron before and I made 2 in different sizes from one single pattern. I have to say it, it wasn’t that difficult since the pattern was digital and very well explained. I used a super cute pattern from Sew 4 Home. It’s free and she explains every step so well that it turned out really easy to make.

I started with mine and once I finished it and everything was good, then I started my girl’s one. I just reduced it proportionally using some measures as a reference.

image of the aprons on the floor

I followed step by step her pattern and tutorial so you can check it out HERE if you would like to make one! I’ll just explain some details I did along the process.

What I used:

  • ¼ yard or one Fat Quarter of fabric 1: For the lower bib
  • ½ yard of fabric 2: For the skirt
  • ⅝ yard of fabric 3: for the upper bib, waist and neck ties
  • ⅛ yard of lining fabric 4; I used white
  • All-purpose thread to coordinate with fabrics:
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Scissors or rotary cutter and mat
  • Fabric pen or pencil
  • Straight pins

I cut out each pattern along the solid line and choose your option for cutting on the fold or cutting flat. Fabric 1:

Using the completed Apron Bib 2 pattern, cut ONE lower bib. Transfer the pattern markings for the darts to the fabric.

Using the Pocket pattern, cut TWO pockets. Transfer the pattern markings for the box pleats to the fabric. Fabric 2:

Cut ONE 18″ high x 37″ wide rectangle. Fabric 3:

Cut ONE 18″ high x 37″ wide rectangle.

Using the completed Apron Bib 1 pattern, cut TWO upper bibs. Transfer the pattern markings for the quilt lines to the fabric on ONE of the two bibs.

Cut FOUR 2½” x 25″ strips

Cut SIX 2½” x 31″ strips

Using the Pocket pattern, cut TWO pockets. Transfer the pattern markings for the box pleats to the fabric.Fabric 4:

Using the completed Apron Bib 2 pattern, cut ONE lower bib. Transfer the pattern markings for the darts to the fabric.

pieces of cut fabric and paper patterns of the aprons

I wanted to paint some phrases on the upper bibs: “I’m the Chef” for Emma’s Apron and “I’m the sou chef” for mine. So once I had the fabrics cut, I made the cut files that if you like you can Get it HERE and cut them on Freezer paper.

screenshot of i'm the chef and i'm the sou chef words in cutting machine software

I placed the cut freezer paper on the fabric that was placed on a piece of cardboard. I made sure to put in place the inner pieces of the letters. For the O I made a heart inside.

peeling the cut words on the cut freezer paper to make the stencil

placing the stencil of the word "i'm the sou chef" on the canvas to be painted

replacing the inner part of the letter "O" of the word "SOU" with a heart

I painted it with fabric paint. I wanted a dark pink mixing a bit of red, a few drops of yellow and white.

painting with fabric paint the word "i'm the souchef" on the fabric with the help of the stencil

the fronts of the aprons already painted

When I painted it all I left it dry well for a couple of hours. Then I peeled the freezer paper and I got my cute phrase.

piece of fabric already painted with the word i'm the chef

piece of fabric already painted with the word i'm the sou chef

I went back to the sewing. I started with the bib. Sewed every piece following the instructions. Always respecting the seam allowance and pinning in place on every step so I could have an idea of how it was turning out. I used a strip of grosgrain ribbon to hide the union between both fabrics on the front side.

joining the front of the apron with the rest of the fabrics with the help of a sewn ribbon

I placed the front bib and lining bib right sides together, sandwiching the ties in between the layers. Stitched the front to the back, using a ½” seam allowance along both sides and across the top; left the bottom open for turning.

picture of straps pinned on both sides of bib

I turned right side out, pushed out the top corners and pulled up the ties. Ironed well.

view of the smaller apron ready with the upper straps

For the skirt, cut one final length of grosgrain. Folding all the edges I placed the ribbon so it would be visible on the right side. Stitched all along the way.

close-up image of sewing the skirt with a ribbon on the edges with a sewing machine

general image of the ribbon sewn to the part of the skirt

Made the pockets, which looked harder than it was. And they are so cute.

angle view of the pockets located on the apron

I positioned the pockets on the apron skirt. The pockets are 4½” from the upper edge. They are designed to be set at a diagonal, so there is 10″ between the upper corners and 8″ between the lower corners. I created a group of three knife pleats to each side of the center along the upper edge of the apron skirt. Then I prepared the waistband and waist ties. This part is so well explain with graphics and pictures that it’s hard to get lost.

pinning the top and skirt of the apron together

I finished my Apron and started with Emma’s. I used the bib and measured approximately from where to where it goes in my body and measure the same spot in my girl. I could proportionally reduce it to my girl’s size. Each part was reduced using the rule of three to get exact proportions.

view of the pieces of fabric already cut and pinned from the largest apron

showing the largest apron with pins and sewn almost in its entirety

I followed the exact same steps from Sew 4 Home and Tadaaaaa! We have matching and coordinated aprons =D Yayyyy!.

aprons ready on the back of a chair

showing the aprons already sewn in an angled view on the ground

detailed views of apron pocket

close view of the top of both aprons

It took me a couple of days to make them because I had a couple of web designs to make so I had to divide myself LOL. I’m very happy with the final result and Emma loved it too. When I tried to take it out she wouldn’t let me LOL.So, I hope you like it as much as I did and here I leave you some pics we took… Uhm well ok, she took LOL. We had some fun there.

my daughter and I modeling the aprons

other pose of my daughter and I modeling the aprons

other pose of my daughter and I modeling the aprons

other pose of my daughter and I modeling the aprons back view

other pose of my daughter and I modeling the aprons

posing in profile the aprons

posing close up and my daughter taking the photo with the remote control of the camera

posing and clowning around with their tongues out

mother proud of her daughter pointing at her apron

smiling daughter posing her apron

close view of mother and daughter smiling

mother and daughter portrait

cute portrait of mother and daughter

mother and daughter sticking out tongue at camera

What do you think? Do you like Aprons? I’m about to become addict to it I’m already planning the next LOL. Have you made any???

Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

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  5. Freezer Paper Stenciled Tote Bags by Weekend Craft
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  11. Nautical Pillows by Lil’ Mrs. Tori
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  27. DIY Screen Printed Curtains by Chicken Scratch NY
  28. Fabric Painted Quilted Wall Hanging by Terri Johnson Creates
  29. Glitter Iron-On Top by Simply Kelly Designs
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  31. Birthday Challenge by Fadville
  32. Machine Applique with SIlhouette Cameo by The Sensory Emporium
  33. Fabric Applique Valentine’s Day T-Shirt by DailyDwelling
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Til' next time...

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