Blogger Spotlight
Share this article:
8 Comments | Comment

Kids’ Crafts- How to Make a Child’s Apron DIY Tutorial

I’m bringing you a new tutorial this week for a fun craft project you can make with your kids or grandkids this summer!  This child’s apron features a hand painted pocket on the front and is reversible. We used two different types of fabric paints for the artwork on the pockets- solid matte colors ($1.99 per tube) and a bundle of 11 glitter paints (less than $8.00!) I found on clearance at my local Tuesday Morning.


Tulip Soft Matte fabric paints- Regular price: $7.99. Tuesday AM price: $1.99 each.


Sparkle 21 bundle of 11 glitter paint bottles- Regular price: $31.99. Tuesday AM price: $12.99 and an additional 40% off because it was on clearance! Total: $7.79.

These aprons are so easy to whip up any beginner can tackle this project with the help of my step-by-step video tutorial. The apron only requires a few basic sewing and crafting supplies. In this video I share with you the five things I picked up on a recent trip to Tuesday Morning and how I used them to create these fun aprons with my two preschoolers. Some items were priced as low as $0.99!

Remember that their stock is constantly changing because they sell closeout inventory. So, once something is gone, it’s gone for good. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- it’s worth taking a trip there every week or every few weeks to see what they have in stock. Just to give you an idea– I swung by today during a big clearance sale they had and picked up the cutest set of six oven-safe ramekins for less than $2, a few kids puzzles for $1 each and even an ironing board for $6!}

Another bargain I got at Tuesday Morning was a bundle of six ribbon spools for $5.99! A total of 39 yards of ribbon for that price. Jackpot! The kids picked out their ribbon and we used it for the apron ties. Easy peasy!



6-pack of ribbon spools (39 yards total)- Regular price: $11.99. Tuesday AM price: $5.99

I like to work on projects that my kids and I can create together. As you’ll see in the video my four year old son even helped me with the sewing {scroll down for pics}.  It’s fun to receive gifts but I think they appreciate it more when they can contribute their handiwork and see what went into making it.  In this video you’ll see what parts of the project I let the kids have complete control over and what I did myself. I hope this video will inspire you to get crafty with your littles this summer and give this easy project a try! It is easy… I promise! Just follow my video tutorial and you’ll be fine.


Jonathan (4 yrs old) ironing his fabric. {Always supervise your children when they are using hot or sharp tools.}


Jonathan (4 yrs old) sewing on the pocket to his apron front. {Not all children will be able to sew by themselves at this age. If you do choose to teach your child how to use a sewing machine, know your child and only teach them when they are ready. Always supervise them.}



*All images are copyright protected and property of Crafty Gemini


Craft Supplies, DIY, Timeless
, , , ,
Vanessa Wilson

Meet the Contributor

Blog: Crafty Gemini

My home Tuesday Morning location: Butler Plaza in Gainesville, Florida

My favorite Tuesday Morning department: Crafts and kitchen… it’s definitely a tie!

A little about me: I’ve been crafting my entire life! To keep me busy when I was a kid, my mom would give me challenging projects like designing my own board games or building something out of scrap materials. I always needed to be doing something with my hands… and as an adult, nothing has changed! I got into sewing while looking for a new creative outlet during law school. A few years ago, I traded in my legal career for a video camera and began to focus solely on my business and raising two kids on a five-acre organic farm. My goal in life is to learn as much as I can about as much as I can and to pass that knowledge down to my kids. I am thankful I get to make a living by simply living my life.

What I love to write about: I love to write about my crafty projects, our homestead and what I’m up to with homeschooling my kids. I basically enjoy writing about my life!

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  1. Reply Imelda

    I just loved this apron tutorial. My grand kids are getting to big for bibs, so this apron helps their clothes stay clean when eating. They feel all grown up. Great gift item!

  2. Reply susan conners

    I have a question….What is the loyalty card for? Does it give rewards to loyal customers?

    • Tuesday Morning
      Reply Tuesday Morning

      We have a lot of benefits for our PERKS members. Check out the list below:

      Priority notice of all Tuesday Morning Clearance and Sale events
      60-Day Return Policy vs. a 45-Day Return Policy
      Exclusive promotional events in your area including but not limited to notification of late openings at specific locations, etc.
      VIP private shopping events or emails
      An entry into a Quarterly Sweepstakes for each time you shop during the period. Sweepstakes may include a vacation getaway for two, shopping sprees and more

  3. Reply Susan

    Dear CraftyGemini,

    Great idea for crafty projects, to go to Tuesday Morning for supplies. I plan on making the apron with my granddaughters.


    • Tuesday Morning
      Reply Tuesday Morning

      We can’t wait to see pics!

  4. Reply Jackie

    I love this. I don’t sew, but want to try and make these for my granddaughters. The apron tutorial was nice and easy to understand too.

  5. Reply Jennifer Cain

    Ahh so excited to find you on here i am a subscriber to your youtube channel and have used your awesome tutorials for all kinds of stuff…just finished up some unpaper towels and what do u know all supplies were from tuesday mornings!!! I like u even more now! 🙂

  6. Reply fried foods

    What’s up every one, here every person is sharing these
    familiarity, so it’s nice to read this web site, and I used to go to see this webpage