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Summer Scrap Elimination 2020: Week 5

Good morning Scrappers! I am so excited

to share this week's project with you and the story behind it. Aprons are important in my family because food and cooking is important in my family. My Grandma Sheridan was an amazing cook and she loved to make people happy with food. I grew up in her kitchen as much as I did my own mother's. Before I was tall enough to reach the counters, my grandmother stood me on a chair to help cut potatoes or make pie crust cookies. So many of my favorite childhood memories were made in my grandmother's kitchen.

In honor of that lovely woman, we are making aprons this week! These scrappy aprons are fun to make and beautiful to wear. They are easy to resize to any person no matter the height or the waistline. I made one in the adult size for my sister-in-law and one in a toddler size for my 2 year old niece. We'll talk a little bit as we go through the steps about resizing and what to measure for.

Cutting for the Adult Apron:

Cut strips 2 1/2" wide (I chose a range of bright colors and light fabrics)

You will need 1 yard of backing material and four 3" x 42" strips for the waist and ties.

Cutting for the Toddler Apron:

Cut strips 1 1/2" wide (I cut these from the same fabrics as the larger apron so I could create matching aprons for my sister-in-law and my niece)

You will need 1/3 yard of backing material and four strips 2 1/4" x 30" for the waist and ties.