Beanbag Animal Apron
Parental supervision is recommended
Minimal sewing is needed to create this fancy beanbag animal apron. Try different colors, or even resize it for other dolls. It's a lovely Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or birthday gift for kids.
What you'll need:
- Gathered eyelet - 8 1/2" long, about 2 1/2" wide
- Gathered eyelet - 8" long, about 1" wide
- 1" piece of white sew-on Velcro or two small snaps
- Needle or sewing machine
How to make it:
- The widths for the eyelet are approximate - 1/4" wider or narrower will work for either piece. IWe measured straight across from the rippled edge to the outer edge of the taped edge. The length of the eyelet is measured at the tape edge.
- If you're making the apron for a laying down beanbag animal (dog, cat, etc), it will fit better if you trim the 8 1/2" x 2 1/2" eyelet to be 7 1/2" x 2 1/2".
- Take the 8 1/2" x 2 1/2" piece of eyelet, and turn under both cut edges by 1/4" (to the wrong side) and stitch them down to finish the back edge of the skirt.
- Cut the 8" x 1" eyelet into two 4" pieces to make the shoulder bands.
- Attach the shoulder bands to the center of the skirt eyelet, overlapping 1/4", with the raw edge inside the skirt. Sew them on with a running stitch or machine stitch.
- Attach the other end of the shoulder bands to the back of the skirt at the center (one on each side/edge), with the raw edges inside and 1/4" overlap. Stitch.
- If you're using Velcro, cut it in half to make a long narrow rectangle. Save the other pieces for another outfit. Sew the velcro or snaps to the upper part of the two sides of the back of the skirt.
This apron fits upright beanbag animals best, like bears, bunnies, etc. It also works well on beanbag animals that lay down, too.