Friday, February 5, 2010

From Child's Tote Bag to Child's Apron

First of all...

And Lisa...it is TOTALLY ok for you to root for the other team!! I soooo won't hold it against you!! :D

So anyway, the Middle Child's teacher really liked the aprons I made for the Pre-K class at Christmas, and she asked me to make one for her "kitchen" play area. "Of course!" I said, and I knew the PERFECT thing to use!


This tote bag belonged to Ms. Priss, when she attended Pre-K. This was one of my first sewing experiments. I added a ribbon, using HOT GLUE no less and THEN decided to sew it on!! HA!! On the back was some iron on flowers, and I embroidered her initials!! I've come a-LONG way baby!! Well, it is just lying around not being used..so I thought, "hmmm, it has the PreSchool emblem, why not use this?" So, I picked all of the seams apart and cut out an apron shape. Added a pocket, and some coordinating ribbon to cover up the HOT GLUE debacle...and VIOLA!


I tried to make it non-gender specific, since it will be used by the class. I also kept in mind that it would be used by 3 years olds' and a teacher with not much time to be CONSTANTLY putting an apron on and off all day, so...


I used velcro for all of the openings and closings!! The tote bag hand strap was undone on one side and velco added for an easy neck strap. And instead of using two ribbons for the waist tie, I just used one long one that attaches to the other side for an easy on/off. So easy, a 3 year old can do it!! :D And BTW, the emblem was not stamped on the center of the bag...TOTALLY not my fault that it is a little off!! HA!!

The Middle Child also had Red, White, and Blue day Thursday.

The little top was actually her 2nd birthday dress, that is now shirt length (my how they grow!). So I just whipped up some little ruffle pants for her to wear with it!! I soooo love these pants!! SOOOO EASY!! I am not sure if the top will make it to her 3rd Bday, this July..but the pants will!! :D

Well...I am so behind on my blog reading and I have LOTS to do before Valentine's Day AND Mardi Gras..so I will be trying to catch up a little today!! Don't be upset if I am not commenting...it doesn't mean I don't LOVE you!! It just means that I am ripping through, trying to see what everyone has been up to!! Until later...

8 comments:

Beatrix from Kindershop said...

You are BACK!!!!! I missed you.
Very cute thrifty apron.
Nice banner too! Hope it helps them win... ;-)

Hootie said...

I love the recycling use of the tote bag! Very Clever! :)

I'm glad you don't mind I'm rooting for the OTHER team. :) If I was a fraction as creative as you I'd whip up my own team banner.

Did you know the Saints Drew Brees has connections to Indiana? I watched him play in person at Purdue his senior year...when they went to the Rose Bowl. Although in college sports, I am an IU Hoosier Fan to the core!

:)

Allie said...

I hate football but I'm going to root for the Saints! Love the apron and the outfit, but honestly girl, HOT GLUE!!!!!!!!!!

Capital Mom said...

Love the apron. The velcro is a great idea.

tammiemarie said...

hey Lauranie, love how you reused the tote. I need to put some velcro on my next apron. I'm not a football fan but my man is rooting for the Saints!

Beatrix from Kindershop said...

Your Banner helped them! What a game.

emadethis said...

The apron is fantastic! Hot glue debaucle? You're too funny.

Congrats to the Saints. Everyone was so classy. They played a great game and it was fun to see them win!

Catherine said...

That apron is great Lauranie! Love the velcro closures, very clever for little hands.