April 13, 2010

Little Man Apron

I've seen adorable aprons everywhere in blogland.  They have flirty ones for women and cute little girl ones with ruffles and frills.  However, I haven't seen a man apron yet.  I want my boys to learn to cook and to appreciate the work that goes on in the kitchen.  So, may I present the little man apron:

I found this little apron in the dollar bin at Target a while back.  I thought it would be fun to personalize it.

This was a great project for heat 'n bond.  If you haven't used it before you need to get some.  I iron it onto the swatch of fabric I'm using and then draw my design and cut it out.  Keep in mind that if you're doing a letter or something that's not symmetical, you'd have to draw it backwards here.  Of course I only drew it the wrong way here to show you what NOT to do :)  Anyhow, cut the shapes out, peel off the paper and iron them on.

I like to still stitch around the edges to a more finished look.  You're technically not supposed to sew through heat 'n bond.  They make a thinner product you're supposed to use if you plan on sewing over it.  (I've never had a problem, though.)

Here's the finished product.

Now he's ready to be put to work! 

(Sidenote: I remember when I was little and my mom would make us do chores, I used to think she just birthed us so we could do her work.  I thought it would be awesome someday when I'd have kids to do all my work.  Turns out I was wrong.) 

Thanks for stopping in!  I appreciate it!

Tomorrow I'm going to give let you peek at this cool giant display my sister and I have been making for the What A Woman Wants Expo this weekend.  I'm so excited about it!!!


  1. So so so cute! You can never find aprons for boys...so I'm loving this! Would love for you to link up to my very first linky party! Have a wonderful day!

  2. How cute! I love the fork and spoon sticking up out of the pocket.

  3. Fantastic! We have a new playkitchen (homemade from grandparents) and I needed to make a manly apron...great creation!!! Thanks for the inspiration ;)

  4. Cute, cute, cute! I am so thankful to have found you. I needed little boy inspiration! I always foudn the cutest stuff for little girls, and now I have finally found cute ideas for my little man!

  5. What a great idea. I am currently working on a play kitchen for my son. I definitely see a apron in his future. Thanks for the inspiration

  6. Nice work Cher! I love what you did with the apron. Now he needs a mustache, a unibrow and a hat and he can be the Swedish Chef! Bork Bork!

  7. I just stumbled upon your blog today and I love it! You are so creative and helpful. The main thing I love is that you are a mother to 2 boys and make creative things geared to them. I have a stepson that will be 8 in July and now I am pregnant with my first son due in June. Soooo, it's exciting to see cute boy things because they are hard to find. Anyways, I became a follower and can't wait to see what you come up with next.

  8. i love this!!! Thanks for sharing so many craft ideas for boys!! As a mom of two boys I know just how limited cute stuff for boys is to find!!! And we should be left out of all of the crafting fun just because we can do hair bows and tutu's!!! love your blog!!!!!

  9. That is too cute! I've been wanting to make my son an apron, now maybe I'll actually do it :).

  10. Love this! I saw your link on Sew Much Ado's "We did it Wednesday!"

  11. That's adorable! I love the little utensils in the pocket. I made a boy apron a few months ago and posted it. It's modeled by my little girl though, since it was a gift ;-) Just search apron on my blog. I love your blog title, by the way.

  12. Love!
    My mom made my boys each an apron made from vintage tea towels. They look pretty cool and the boys love them! I haven't found any more manly looking towels for her to make more - but when I do I am sending them her way! My boys wear theirs all the time!!

    -Jessica @ Boy Terrain

  13. Very cute! I love when someone does a cute project for boys since it seems there are so many more girl projects out there and I am daughterless :) Thanks for joining the party!

  14. Love this! My little boy NEEDS one... :)
    We have a friday fun finds party that's still going- we'd love it if you'd link up.

  15. That is adorable! I love projects for boys!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  16. That is so stinkin' cute! I love the little pocket!

  17. Came from Motivate Me Monday. Coming from a Momma of all boys, I LOVE this idea. My boys love having an apron too. I totally need to make them a little man apron...after all they have a little man kitchen (http://zitzmanfam.blogspot.com/2009/12/real-men-can-cook.html)

    Come by and check out my little spot of the blogosphere.

    Just Another Day in Paradise


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