Sugar Cookies Apron Pattern: Quickly and Easily
The Holiday season is upon us! Here at the Pridemore house, it means that my mother-in-law and husband will be making the most amazing sugar cookies from a very old family recipe. This is a tradition that they have been doing since Matthew was a very small boy. Last year was the first year I helped with the cookies as my mom-in-law was not up to standing for hours as they make them. So this year I will be ready with my new duty with my Sugar Cookies Apron.
Sugar Cookies Apron Pattern
17” x 42”
Designed by Heidi Pridemore
This month’s project is using the GO Mix and Match 6” Qube and Companion Sets from AccuQuilt. The sugar cookie apron features a very sweet quilt fabric collection from Windham Fabrics called Elm Cottage. The collection of soft cream, red, and blue quilting fabrics was perfect for this apron pattern project.
The free apron pattern for this month’s project is from The Whimsical Workshop. You can download the free sugar cookies apron pattern at www.TheWhimsicalWorkshop.com along with our past free patterns. We have also included traditional cutting instructions for this project in the pattern too.
Here are all the cutting dies I used for this project using the GO! Qube 6" block.I list each piece on the pattern for die-cutting and also include templates for traditional fabric cutting. I also wanted to include an image of the die with the fabrics on top of the shapes that we are using for our sugar cookies apron pattern project.
The beauty of this month’s project is that you can use any GO! Qube 6” blocks you like for the apron’s bottom row. You will need seven assorted 6” blocks for the apron bottom. Our pattern tells you how to make the ones shown here.
Once you assemble the apron front you will need sew a piece of quilt fabric to the back side of the apron to protect all the sewn seams.
Once the front and back sides are sewn together, it is time to gather the top edge of the apron body to give the apron a shape. I am lucky enough to own a ruffler foot for my sewing machine, which I love, that I used for this step. If you do not have a ruffler foot, you can use a gathering stitch to pleat to top edge.
Next up is the waistband, fold in the short ends on the 4” x 74” waistband strip and press. Then fold the waistband strip in half, lengthwise and press to create a centerline. Then fold in each long end a second time to align it with the pressed centerline and press again. This will create a 1” x 74” waistband.
Now to attach the waistband to the sugar cookies apron pattern body. Find the center of the waistband and the apron body.
Slide the apron body into the folded waistband and pin in place. Topstitch the waistband along both short sides and along the long sides, while sewing the waistband to the apron body to complete.
I hope you enjoy using this quick and easy sugar cookies apron pattern just in time for the holidays. I think I may make one for each season. Though I do not bake often, I will do it in style! I would love to see what you come up with so please send me photos of your projects!
Make sure to visit my blog each month where I will share with you some tips and tricks on cutting and assembling of the project of the month along with posting the free pattern on our website The Whimsical Workshop You can also see our pattern and post at www.accuquilt.com
Until next time…..
Introducing the GO! Qube Mix & Match 6" Block. This set of dies includes everything you need to cut out 6" pieced blocks, just add an AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter and fabric!
The GO! Qube Mix & Match 6" Block includes eight GO! Dies, a cutting mat, an instructional DVD, PLUS a FREE 20-page pattern booklet which includes 13 Mix & Match block patterns. Read more about the GO! Qube.