Miniature Apron Tutorial

**Here is a post saved from DESTRUCTION (or if not destruction, getting-lost-ness) in the Great Internet Reshuffle of ’15. Too cute to be forgotten. Enjoy!**

Chickenpants Apron tutorial and free download by Absolutely Small
I have an upcoming photo story involving a baker, and I needed an apron. Perhaps you need a tiny apron for the Chickenpants in your life. Or Blythe, or Lando Calrissian 12″ figure. It turns out this one apron can fit them ALL! (So, like pretty much everything Chickenpants, it’s kind of 1:6 scale.)
Lando Calrissian in apron - tutorial!
Blythe apron tutorial and pattern download by Absolutely Small
Here’s what you’ll need:

  • tiny piece of cotton, or other lightweight fabric
  • tiny ribbon (I like 1/8″ here.)
  • scissors
  • sewing machine, or needle & thread

Here’s how you make a miniature apron.

1. Download the pattern RIGHT HERE. Cut it out, and then cut out your chosen fabric.
Miniature 1:6 scale apron tutorial by Absolutely Small
2. Fold over the top of the pocket about 1/8″. Hem the right side.
Miniature 1:6 scale apron tutorial by Absolutely Small
3. Line up pocket upside down with the bottom of the apron, right sides touching.
Miniature 1:6 scale apron tutorial by Absolutely Small
Sew the raw edge of the apron (what will be the bottom) about 1/8″ in.
Miniature 1:6 scale apron tutorial by Absolutely Small
4. Fold the pocket back up. Iron the seam if you’re feeling proper.
Miniature 1:6 scale apron tutorial by Absolutely Small
5. Fold one edge under 1/8″. Hem.
Miniature 1:6 scale apron tutorial by Absolutely Small
Repeat another side, and then the bottom.
Miniature 1:6 scale apron tutorial by Absolutely Small
Miniature 1:6 scale apron tutorial by Absolutely Small
6. Now cut 2 pcs of ribbon 6″ long (15.2 cm) and one 14″ (35.5 cm) piece. Singe ends of all ribbon.
7. Fold down the top like you did the rest. Place the ribbons about 1/4″ (.6 cm) in. The easiest way is to just take this slowly and hold them in place.
Miniature 1:6 scale apron tutorial by Absolutely Small
Miniature 1:6 scale apron tutorial by Absolutely Small
Here’s what they’ll look like when you’re done:
miniaprontutorialstep12
8. Then sew on the middle ribbon. Place it about 1.5″ (3.5 cm) from the top. Pin it in place as best you can. This is tricky. Or just use slightly thicker ribbon. Makes the pinning much easier.
Miniature 1:6 scale apron tutorial by Absolutely Small
Miniature 1:6 scale apron tutorial by Absolutely Small
9. Trim threads, and you’re done! Now, go enjoy baking some tiny things.
Chickenpants Apron tutorial and free download by Absolutely Small
To be fair, this is really just ONE way to make a miniature apron. While I was making this, I kept thinking up variations. You could add tiny trim! Or scrap the top part, and just make a cute hostess apron. (OH! New tutorial idea!) You could assemble said apron in many different ways. I don’t want to be a dictator. There’s no “right” way to do this. Just do it. Have fun. And send me photos of your finished tiny apron! You have no idea how awesome I find that.

About Claire

Absolutely Small is textile artist Claire Chambers. Claire Chambers is a crazy-pants artist/crafter who spends most of her time indoors, very near to Portland, Oregon. She likes making people laugh, chickens and pugs, and writing about herself in the third person. She is utterly obsessed with making things out of fabric.

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