. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Saw it, Pinned it, Win it

June 19, 2013

Saw it, Pinned it, Win it


My niece and nephew both have birthdays in May but we were waiting until they visited in June to celebrate.  I decided to make them something for their gifts and wanted to make Lena an apron.  I saw lots of tutorials online, but I always think most of them look harder than what I want to do so I just made one myself.  

Like most of my projects I didn't measure things, but still took pictures in case you want to make one yourself!


1. Cut out two pieces for the front and back of your apron in an "apron" shape. 
2. Cut out a rectangle for the pocket.
3. Fold down and iron all four sides of the rectangle.  Sew the top side down and leave open on your apron.  Then sew down the other three sides. 
4. Cut out two long stripes for the side ties.  Fold them in half and iron down.  Sew them alone the edges and along one skinny side.  Flip inside out. (This is time consuming and kind of annoying!)
5. Make another strip for the neck doing the same thing.  Lay your apron pieces back to back and put your ties laying on the inside because you are going to flip the whole apron right side in when you're done. 
6. Only a little of each tie should be sticking out.  Pin and sew along the edges leaving an opening to turn it right side in.  Hand sew your hole shut.  

I hope that makes sense! I know I fail a little at thorough directions, but overall it was pretty simple. 

For my nephew's gift I made him a car caddy following this tutorial.  I didn't print out the pattern for the car but just made my own, as I made it a little different size.  I love how it turned out!


Now for the win it part! It actually has nothing to do with those two projects but it sounded good for the title.   And I think you'll like winning these prizes more than the gifts I made.  One lucky winner will win all this from my June sponsors.  If you're wanting to be a part of next month's giveaway, check out my sponsor information here!

Delilah Bib Necklace from Curated by Kelly

$10 Starbucks giftcard from Hooah and Hiccups

Nordstrom "Botanical Scarf" from Stay Blonde Ski Local

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$15 Design Credit to Olive & Ivy Designs

$10 Ulta Gift Card from Texas Mrs.

$10 Starbucks Gift Card from Sunny Tails & Happy Mail

Item of your choice from CJ's Craft Corner & $5 Starbucks Gift Card


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24 comments:

Ginny said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love both things you made, so cute! That car caddy is right up Grant's alley too. Just think, before you know it you'll b able to do things like this for your daughter! I made Grant a quiet/ activity book when he was about a year old and he loves it. There's also tons of ideas on Pinterest for baby versions too.
Ginny

Shay said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Holy cow you are so creative- I LOVE them! Can't wait to see what you make for this little one once you really start nesting;-)You are looking GREAT these days, by the way! You have the glow!

Breenah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the apron!

Desiree Macke said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You are so crafty! What adorable gift ideas for the littles!!

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such cute gifts!!! Lucky kids!!

Autumn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the apron! I wish I could sew... My Lena could use one, too!

LaynahRose said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a fun gift! I wish I could sew so I could be cool like that

Carly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That apron is the CUTEST thing EVER!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Beyond cute.

Tiffany said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That apron tutorial looks really simple!! If I could sew, I might actually be able to do that one!

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Both gifts came out SO cute! You are really creative!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Allison said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You are such a good Aunt. What adorable and practical gifts!!! Good job!

Annie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh my goodness...she is too stinkin' cute, and so is that apron! And what a gorgeous statement necklace :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Always Maylee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The apron and car caddy are SO cute! What fantastic gifts you made for them!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Helene said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

you are soooo crafty!! I love it!

Christine Frisbee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOVE the apron!

Susannah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So cute!!! You did super well on these projects. :-)

Head to Toe Chic said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Your niece is too cute in her apron!! love it!

xo
Angela

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Awww...the apron is so cute and so is your niece. Look at those little crocs she's wearing!!

Lauren Shaw said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

First, your niece is honestly the cutest little girl in the planet : ). And you are such a wonderful aunt who gives the most loving, creative, perfect gifts. We love you!

sergio castaño peña said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

lovely and simply perfect, you know im always in love with your purposes!
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Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Your kid is going to be the cutest crafty kid on the block!

Brianne Bracco said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

ADORABLE apron! And seems pretty simple!

thelittlebluebungalow said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That is really really cute. And guess what I never measure anything either. I just go for it! :)

Manda