Friday, March 15, 2013

Boy's Birthday Gift

A very special 10-year-old friend of ours was having his 10th birthday last weekend.  He's had a recent fascination with cooking and baking, so I thought it would be fun to make him his own apron for a gift.  Of course, when he's not in the kitchen, he's in the wilderness camping, so I loved this fabric when I found it. (I would have used my scrap stash, but all I had for camouflage, was in Packer's green and yellow, which just isn't in high demand in Idaho.  I'll save that for another of my boys who love the Packers another time!)

I was originally looking for camouflage  but apparently in our area, camo is in high demand, because the only thing I could find was pink!  Not a good thing for a 10-year-old boy! 
 I have not tutorials or instructions for this one.  I literally laid the kid's apron I liked and had on hand on the material and cut it out about a 1/2 inch larger.
 I was hoping to make a chef's hat, but I didn't have enough material from a yard to make one.  I came up with the brilliant idea to make a couple of potholders.  I used a towel for the pad inside.  Hopefully it will be thick enough not to burn precious hands.  Everything that I read on the internet said it would be just as good.
 I did add this one extra, loops on the neck side, so he could adjust himself.  I got the idea from HERE.  She has a great tutorial for making an apron, too.  I used here directions for the neck strap.  I also planned on getting the Chef's Hat directions for Making It Fun.
I added a double pocket on the front, too.  You can also check out that fabric, too.  Because it's the same color as camouflage green, from a distance, it looks camouflage.  Close up, it has the wildlife all over it.

I'll be sharing with the blogs in the right column.  Please leave me lots of love in the comments!  Thanks for stopping by!.