Hello everyone! I'm Dana from the blog, Craftyminx, and I am thrilled to be a part of Michelle's blog party! Last year my then fiance and I started the tradition of taking a ridiculous photo for our Christmas cards. This year, we brainstormed for months and finally decided on an Elf inspired photo shoot, as a tribute to our favorite holiday movie.
Instead of making full costumes I decided to make us elf inspired aprons and I am going to show you how to make your own today! These would be perfect for a party, making holiday meals, or taking fun photos, of course.
First, gather some supplies.
The body of the apron will need to be felt from the bolt, but the other colors can be 9x12 sheets if you have limited color options on the bolt. If you don't have a sewing machine, don't worry! These can easily be sewn by hand or even glued if you needed to.
Trace around an apron you already have to make your pattern. The aprons can be as simple or fancy as you want to make them. You can see a big difference between our aprons. For my pockets, I used a pocket pattern I had from a dress pattern in my stash. Use your resources or free hand it, felt is really forgiving so you can trim it until it looks right.
Pin everything in place before you sew it together. This is also a great time to try it on and make sure everything is in the right spot.
Sew it all up. You can use a fabric glue too if you don't sew.
Complete any final touches, you could add some embroidery or beading if you wanted to get really glitzy. Have fun and make it your own!
If you want instructions on how to make the elf hats, I have posted a tutorial for those on my blog today as part of my 12 days of Christmas series. If you stop by, make sure to say hi, I always love new visitors.
Thanks for having me, Michelle, and enjoy the rest of the party everyone!
It's awesome - as are your holiday pictures! :)