Wubbzy No-Sew Garden Apron

Wubbzy No-Sew Garden Apron

Encourage your kids to get dirty with this no-sew garden apron. The three pockets hold tools or seeds and the waist is adjustable.

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Wubbzy No-Sew Garden Apron

Craft Features

More for Parents
This craft is best suited for parents to make on their own or with minimal help from kids.
Allow for Dry Time
You'll need to allow extra time for glue or paint to dry.

Developmental Skills

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Discover with us skills relate to science/technology. They include: observing and predicting, asking questions, and investigating nature, objects, Earth, and space.
Ages: 3-6

Materials

  • Cotton duck cloth or canvas in green
  • Sewing pins or sturdy tape
  • Self-adhesive double-sided fabric tape (available at fabric-supply stores)
  • Chalk or pencil
  • Four 3/8-in. grommets and grommet tool (options provided below)
  • 1-yd. thick cotton cord, twill tape, or any other sturdy trim for the drawstring
  • Green marker for faux stitching detail
  • Iron-on transfer paper
  • Wubbzy iron-on designs
Tip: Grommets laced with cotton cord make the waist adjustable. A grommet tool is inexpensive and easy to use, but if you don't have one on hand, you can cut small X-shaped slits and slip a drawstring through those instead. If you'd prefer to skip the grommets altogether, simply poke holes and seal them with Fray Chek.

Directions

  1. Step 1: Create apron front

    Cut an 18-inch-wide by 11-inch-high rectangle from the green fabric. To create the pocket flap, have kids fold up the bottom edge 5 inches. They can crease along the fold with their finger. Pin or tape in place.

  2. Step 2: Create the waistband

    Turn the rectangle over, and along the top where the grommets will go, have kids fold down about an inch. Crease the fold with fingers. Pin or tape in place.

  3. Step 3: Create hems to prevent fraying

    To prevent the sides of the apron from fraying, help kids fold a 1-inch hem down each side. Now, secure these folds in place with the double-sided tape.

  4. Step 4: To add grommets

    With the chalk or a pencil, mark out the placement for the four grommets (or X-shaped slits if you're making the apron that way). The first and last grommets should be about 1 1/2 inches in from the edges of the apron. Place the other two, equally spaced, in between. Have kids use an under-and-over motion to lace the grommets or holes with the drawstring.

  5. Step 5: To create the pocket "seams"

    Kids can snip two 5-inch lengths of the double-sided tape. Slip one, vertically inside the pocket flap, about 5 inches from one side of the apron. Repeat for the other pocket, measuring about five inches in from the opposite side of the apron. For the faux stitching, use the green marker to draw two vertical rows of stitches down each pocket "seam."

  6. Step 6: Iron-ons

    Using an ink-jet printer and iron-on transfer paper suited for dark fabrics, print out the Wubbzy designs. Iron them onto the apron as shown in the photograph, or apply your own design.

  7. Step 7: Get gardening

    Tie the finished apron onto your child and fill up the pockets with child-sized gardening tools and seed packets.

Tip: Want one for yourself, too? Enlarge the size of the canvas rectangle. That's all it takes!
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