What is a bapron you ask? It's a nerdy-named baby apron. I found a great tutorial here at Craftiness is Not Optional (great blog for anyone wanting to make pretty things for little girls) for these great bib meets apron that covers more of June's wardrobe than a regular bib. Why do I need a bapron? It's because my little June is now trying rice cereal! So far, so good. She's not eating too much yet, but she's looking stylish doing it!
I loved the variation (found here), which suggested using laminated cotton for the baprons. If you're not familiar with laminated cotton, it is a 100% cotton that has a vinyl layer on the printed or "right" side. You can buy it already laminated in 44" width by the meter or you can buy the iron-on vinyl from a fabric store and laminate your own cotton! The only disadvantage to doing it yourself is that the iron-on only come in about 24" widths. I've made 3 so far, one with an Amy Butler print and 2 with a Kaffe Fassett print. The bias tape is bought, not made for a quicker process (and because it's not worth burning my fingers for a bapron) I picked up some iron-on vinyl today in a matte finish today, so I hope to be whipping up a few more in a couple of days.
I enjoy making things for June, but sometimes they end up more expensive than a store-bought version. In this case each bapron only costs approximately $3.75 in materials! Cute and cost-conscious? Yes, please!
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