Project : Christmas Napkin Rings & Placecards by Fiona Michelon

Christmas Napkin Rings & Placecards by Craft Hunter for Dailylike

Christmas Napkin Rings & Placecards by Craft Hunter for Dailylike

Christmas Napkin Rings & Placecards by Craft Hunter for Dailylike

Skill level
Beginner

Supplies needed:
– 1 x set of Fabric Tape in Afresh
– 1 x set of Fabric Stickers in Afresh
– 1 x Beige Twine
– 1 x Dailylike Lace DL06
– Fresh flowers
– Fabric napkins
– Small gift boxes
– Hole punch
– Metal napkin rings (optional)
– Pencil and Scissors

I love the idea of staying away from the traditional Christmas styles and just making a beautiful, homely entertaining space that feels really special for the festive season. With a combo of soft greens, fabric textures and fresh flowers you can make a space that still has a Christmas vibe, but will have your guests talking about your dinner party for years to come.

The trick is to choose just a few colours or patterns and stick with just those in a variety of applications. The end result will look really interesting but still uniformed thanks to the repeated colour scheme.

Mix a combo of fresh flowers and fake fabric leaves for a really pretty look.

Instructions:

Step 1
Sketch out some leaf shapes onto the back of your green fabric sticker and cut them out with scissors. For these green leaves, leave a tab shape that’s approx. 1cm at the bottom of the leaf. Repeat these steps with some extra leaves in the floral and grid pattern stickers too but just cut these with a rounded bottom. Punch a hole in the bottom of these coloured leaves.

Christmas Napkin Rings & Placecards by Craft Hunter for Dailylike

Step 2
Use your Fabric Tape to decorate some plain linen napkins. Cut some mini triangles to decorate the bottom, and for others just apply a solid strip of tape across the bottom.
It can look really beautiful with mixed patterns in a similar colour scheme so have fun with it!

Christmas Napkin Rings & Placecards by Craft Hunter for Dailylike

Step 3
Now it’s time to put your napkin rings together. I tried two different styles:

– Style A
Cut some fresh flowers and tie them together with your twine leaving 15cm of twine either side of the knot. Use this twine to tie your napkin in the middle.
Remove the backing area of the tab shape on your green leaves and stick these to place amongst your flowers.
Tie a piece of lace around the twine too and finish with a simple knot.

– Style B
Place your metal napkin ring onto your napkin. Cut some fresh flowers and tuck them in behind the napkin ring.
Remove the backing area of the tab shape on your green leaves and stick these to place amongst your flowers.

Christmas Napkin Rings & Placecards by Craft Hunter for Dailylike

Step 4
Use your remaining fabric stickers to decorate some mini gift boxes and use them as a favour box / place card.
The fabric stickers come with a brown paper backing which you can actually use to create little name tags. Punch a hole in the top and thread it on some twine along with your coloured leaves and tie it around your gift box.

Christmas Napkin Rings & Placecards by Craft Hunter for Dailylike

Step 5
Use the twine to tie a pretty bow around your cutlery too.

Christmas Napkin Rings & Placecards by Craft Hunter for Dailylike

This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Fiona Michelon of Craft Hunter.

Project : Festive Wrap by Sam Dunne

Festive Wrap by Dunne with Style for Dailylike Australia

Christmas is my favourite time of year, the chance to gift wrap a whole lot of presents is like the icing on the cake for me.

I start by wrapping all of my presents in a neutral base paper (I have a weakness for brown paper) and then make a big pile of embellishments that way I can mix and match and try different layers and combinations. My favourite element of wrapping is texture and the mixture of paper and fabric is such a simple but effective contrast.

Here are a few tricks that I like to use to make my wrapping extra special.

Materials
Quarter Fabric Pack : Dear Linen
Fabric Sticker : Dear Linen – Grove
Cotton Ribbon : Leaf Line
Fabric Buttons : Wish Wish
Twine Bobbin : Beige

Fabric Ribbon
Festive Wrap by Dunne with Style for Dailylike AustraliaMake a small cut at the top of your fabric and then simply tear strips in a variety of widths to make your fabric ribbon.

Buttons
Festive Wrap by Dunne with Style for Dailylike AustraliaButtons are great way to add a pop of colour and some height to your wrap.

Fabric Sticker Rosette
Festive Wrap by Dunne with Style for Dailylike AustraliaCut a 1.5 inch strip lengthways from the fabric sticker sheet.
Concertina fold the strip (you can pre mark even intervals on the back if you need).
Peel back the adhesive from just the last fold and attach it to the first concertina fold to create a ring.
Press the centre to create your rosette and affix with a little glue.
Attach a button to the centre.
Use your fabric and cotton ribbon to layer up and create tails for the rosette.
Festive Wrap by Dunne with Style for Dailylike Australia

Herb Wreaths
Festive Wrap by Dunne with Style for Dailylike AustraliaCreate rings of herbs tied up with twine and embellish with a cute button.

There are so many wonderful combinations that you can create with just a few items. I hope this has inspired you for your Christmas wrapping this year.

Festive Wrap by Dunne with Style for Dailylike Australia

This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Sam Dunne of Dunne with Style.

Project : Scalloped Lantern by Sam Dunne

Scalloped Lantern by Sam Dunne of Dunne with Style for Dailylike Australia

These paper lanterns are a quick and simple project and are perfect for paper lovers wanting to display their favourite prints and patterns.

Materials
Dailylike Collecting Paper Set – Between Snow to Flower
Paper lantern
Double sided tape
Paper punch (I used a 2” round)
Ribbon/twine/fishing line to hang

Instructions

Step 1.
Using your paper punch, cut out circles from your paper stack.
I used 4 different patterns and punched out 2 inch circles from 2 sheets of each pattern.

Step 2.
Using your double sided tape, stick your first circle to the lantern so it slightly overhangs the bottom.

Step 3.
Continue to tape down circles in a row around the lantern overlapping each time (overlap by about 1/3 of the circle).

Step 4.
When you have completed your first row, begin a second row above, overlapping the first row of circles by about 1/3 of the circle.

Scalloped Lantern by Sam Dunne of Dunne with Style for Dailylike Australia

Step 5.
Continue rows, changing your paper prints as desired.

Scalloped Lantern by Sam Dunne of Dunne with Style for Dailylike Australia

Step 6.
Once your lantern is complete hang with a piece of ribbon, twine or fishing line (I have used the Dailylike Cotton Ribbon Wreath design here).

Scalloped Lantern by Sam Dunne of Dunne with Style for Dailylike Australia

This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Sam Dunne of Dunne with Style.

Project : Buttons 3 Ways by Fiona Michelon

Buttons 3 Ways by Fiona Michelon of The Craft Hunter for Dailylike Australia

Skill Level
Easy

1. Pinwheel Gift Wrap

Buttons 3 Ways by Fiona Michelon of The Craft Hunter for Dailylike Australia

Spruce up your gift wrap with a lovely paper pinwheel with a button detail in the centre. Would also look fab taped to the front of a card!

Supplies needed:
1 pack of First Love Fabric Buttons
1 Twine Bobbin in Hot Pink
Square piece of paper for your pinwheel
Sticky tape
Ruler
Pencil
Scissors or Xacto knife

How to:

Cut out a square piece of paper and put your ruler diagonally across the corners. Draw a line around ¾ of the way in from the corner towards the centre then use scissors or an Xacto knife to cut these lines.

Buttons 3 Ways by Fiona Michelon of The Craft Hunter for Dailylike Australia

Bring one side of the corner up to the centre and fasten with sticky tape.

Now you want to do this with each corner, be sure to stick the same side of the triangle.

Buttons 3 Ways by Fiona Michelon of The Craft Hunter for Dailylike Australia

Finally, fasten your button in place with some glue or sticky tape.

Buttons 3 Ways by Fiona Michelon of The Craft Hunter for Dailylike Australia

Wrap your gift with some twine and pop your new pinwheel on top of the gift with a bit of tape and you’re done! Really cute gift wrap idea for someone special and only takes a couple of minutes. Would look great with 3 or so little pinwheels too.

Buttons 3 Ways by Fiona Michelon of The Craft Hunter for Dailylike Australia

2. Basket

Buttons 3 Ways by Fiona Michelon of The Craft Hunter for Dailylike Australia

This little basket is made from just a bit of scrap vinyl and is perfect for storing your craft goodies or jewellery. Add a personal touch with some coloured fabric tape on the inside too!

Supplies needed:
1 pack of Childhood Fabric Buttons
Stripe Beige Fabric Tape
Square piece of vinyl or leather (mine was 20x20cm)
Needle and thread (if using leather, opt for a thicker thread and needle)
Scissors or Xacto knife
Ruler
Pencil
Hole punch (if using leather)

How to:

The start of this basket is much the same as the pinwheel actually. Cut out a square piece of vinyl or leather. Mine was 20x20cm. Put your ruler diagonally across the corners and mark a 8cm line (or approx. half way to the centre from the corner) with your pencil from the corner.

Use scissors or an Xacto knife to cut the vinyl on the lines.

Buttons 3 Ways by Fiona Michelon of The Craft Hunter for Dailylike Australia

I also decided to put some stripes of fabric tape on the inside of the basket horizontally. If you do this too, pop it on before cutting the lines, or if you’re like me and decide to add it later just re-cut across your lines over the tape.

Buttons 3 Ways by Fiona Michelon of The Craft Hunter for Dailylike Australia

On one side of your square, fold 2 of the outer triangles in to meet in the middle.

Now you want to just sew it together with your needle and thread. You’ll see I chose to punch some tiny holes in the vinyl at this point to get the sewing started simply, but unless you’re using a thick leather, you could actually just go right ahead with your needle. Once you’ve secured the pieces in place you can work on adding your button with the thread.

Then repeat this with the triangles on the other side to create your basket.

Buttons 3 Ways by Fiona Michelon of The Craft Hunter for Dailylike Australia

Cut off the excess triangle pieces of fabric from inside the basket, but be careful not to cut too close to the corner or it will create a little gap. Give it 10mm or so wrap around.

3. Push Pins

Buttons 3 Ways by Fiona Michelon of The Craft Hunter for Dailylike Australia

This little project couldn’t be easier and is such a fun way to give your pin board an extra bit of character. Would also work well if you have a magnetic notice board – just glue some of your buttons to some plain magnets!

Supplies needed:
1 pack of White Night Fabric Buttons
Push pins
Hot glue gun
Pin board

Buttons 3 Ways by Fiona Michelon of The Craft Hunter for Dailylike Australia

How to:

Just heat up your hot glue gun and put a dab of glue onto a thumbtack. Quickly place your button straight onto the tack and hold in place for a minute. All done and ready to use on your favourite pin board!

Buttons 3 Ways by Fiona Michelon of The Craft Hunter for Dailylike Australia

This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Fiona Michelon of Craft Hunter.

Project : Fabric Flower Accessories by Sam Dunne

Dailylike Dunne with Style Fabric Flower Accessories

As winter sets in and picking garden flowers for your hair becomes rare, adorn yourself with simple fabric flowers to make it feel like spring again. Experiment with different sized flowers and petal shapes and even mix and match the fabrics used in each petal, the garden grows no two flowers the same so why should you?!

Skill Level
Beginner

Materials
1 x Quarter Fabric Pack – First Love
1 x Fabric Sticker 2pk – Greeny
Scissors
Glue Gun
Brooch backs, hair clips, necklace base of choice

Dailylike Dunne with Style Fabric Flower Accessories

Instructions

Fabric Flowers

1. Make yourself a 5 petal flower template. The size of your template will be the final size of your flower.

2. Fold your fabric in half wrong sides facing in.

3. Trace and cut 5 of your flower template on the double fabric.

Dailylike Dunne with Style Fabric Flower Accessories

4. Place a dot of glue in between the two layers of each flower to hold them together.

5. Place a dot of glue in the centre of the front of 4 of the petals and fold the petals in half.

Dailylike Dunne with Style Fabric Flower Accessories

6. With the remaining petal, place a dot of glue in the centre and pinch all the petals up together.

7. Start layering the 4 folded petals in a cross fashion (as pictured) securing with a dot of glue each time.

Dailylike Dunne with Style Fabric Flower Accessories

8. Place a dot of glue in the centre of the flower and place the fifth petal in, press down to squish it amongst the other petals.

Dailylike Dunne with Style Fabric Flower Accessories

Fabric Leaves

1. Make yourself a leaf template.

2. Cut a piece of fabric sticker double the size of your template.

3. Trace the leaf onto one half of the fabric sticker.

4. Remove the backing and fold the fabric sticker in half so its now double sided.

5. Cut out your fabric sticker leaf.

6. Place a dot of glue at one end of the leaf and pinch the sides together at this end to give your leaf shape.

Dailylike Dunne with Style Fabric Flower Accessories

Affix your leaf (or leaves!) to the back of the flower with a bit of glue.

Dailylike Dunne with Style Fabric Flower Accessories

Attach your brooch back, hair pin or clip to the back of the flower.

Dailylike Dunne with Style Fabric Flower Accessories

Attach a cluster of flowers together onto a piece of fabric and sew or glue onto a necklace base.

Dailylike Dunne with Style Fabric Flower Accessories

Dailylike Dunne with Style Fabric Flower Accessories

This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Sam Dunne of Dunne with Style.

Project : Ice Cream Garland by Fiona Michelon

dailylike craft hunter diy icecream garland

Whip up a happy ice cream themed garland and matching cocktail stirrers for your next party with just a few basic supplies. I especially love the textured finish of these fabric stickers, it adds that extra special element that paper can’t give.

Cute motifs like ice creams, popsicles and sprinkles are really on trend at the moment, which is great news for us adults as it means we can now enjoy a bit of cuteness all to ourselves! Of course it’s also a perfect theme for kids parties and you could substitute the cocktail stirrers for little cupcake toppers – everyone’s a winner!

dailylike craft hunter diy icecream garland

Skill Level
Beginner

Materials:
1 x Fabric Sticker in Ice Cream – Sugar
1 x Fabric Sticker in Ice Cream – Macaron
1 x Fabric Sticker in Ice Cream – Cone
1 x Masking Stickers in Ice Cream
1 x Fabric Tape in Stripe – Beige
1 x Twine in Beige
Skewer sticks
Scissors
Pencil
Hole punch
Piece of plain paper

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On the piece of plain paper, sketch out your ice cream design and cut out the individual pieces.

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Use this as your template to trace onto the back of your fabric stickers then cut them out. (Don’t forget to trace your design in reverse so that it is the right way when you turn it around!)

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The fabric stickers come with a piece of white cardboard in the packet which you can use as a backing for your garland (love that – hoorah for using leftovers!) Place your cut fabric stickers onto the cardboard and then cut around them.

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I chose to just go one-sided as they’ll be hung against a wall but you could definitely do both sides if you wanted it hung across a room.

For the popsicles I used the Stripe Beige fabric tape for the little sticks.

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Punch two holes in the top of each ice cream, about 1cm apart then just thread your twine through them all. Remember to leave enough twine either side for hanging! Secure on the back with a bit of the fabric tape.

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For the cocktail stirrers (or cupcake toppers if making for kiddies!), simply pop a few of the sticker dots onto some skewer sticks. Put them on either side of the stick so they form a little double-sided sticker. Use the left over dots to decorate your glasses or coasters.

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This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Fiona Michelon of Craft Hunter.

Q & A with our newest addition – Fiona Michelon

If you’ve been following us on Instagram, you would have heard that we’ve got a special addition to our already fabulous Dailylike Design Team! We are super excited to be welcoming Fiona Michelon from Craft Hunter to our little family.

Fiona Michelon - Craft Hunter

Her project style – beautiful, yet simple and achievable. We love it and we’re itching to see what she brings us for her her very first project. Can’t wait that long? Make sure you check out Fiona’s blog for (in her words) lots of happy DIY ideas and creative inspo. There’s lot of goodness already waiting to be made.

Craft Hunter - Dailylike Design Team Member

And finally – in true new-design-team-member style, we got busy interviewing Fiona so we could bring you all the goss on our latest addition.  Read on as Fiona gives us some insight into what lead her down the creative path and what’s in store for the creative playground that is Craft Hunter.

What is your favourite part about crafting?
Shopping for supplies! I love finding new boutique paper stores or spending hours in Spotlight buying supplies I may never use. It’s also the downtime that crafting provides that I love. By day I’m also the director of PR site Press Loft which keeps me nice and busy so crafting is a chance to step away from the computers and phones and get creative with my hands. Making stuff soothes the soul (unless it’s a DIY which requires power tools, then it’s just down-right exhilarating!)

What is your first or favourite childhood memory of getting crafty?
I was always a creative kid and had a crack at things like cross stitch and knitting here and there (much to my Nanna’s excitement) but, just like now days, it was always the quick and easy projects that I enjoyed the most – like painting up a plaster statue or making collages for my school book covers. I always loved decorating and re-arranging my room too – I’m pretty sure we painted my bedroom at least 3 times before I was 12 including a delightful shade of dark aqua blue (my poor parents)

How would you describe your crafting style?
I’m definitely drawn to modern, trend-led designs, usually with lots of happy colour and geometric shapes. I especially love making things for my own home lately, or decorations for parties. I’m all about simple DIY projects that anyone can achieve, whether they consider themselves to be crafty or not.

Where would we likely find you in your downtime?
Trawling through op shops or markets, brunching by the water, taking photos or going for long drives with my lover to escape the city noise.

What is your most inspiring quote?
Always be yourself, unless you can be a unicorn then always be a unicorn.

What’s next? Any exciting plans in the pipeline for 2014 and beyond?
Who knows! Since starting my blog just late last year it’s been a bit of a crazy whirlwind full of amazing creative opportunities. I hope to continue contributing for a few magazines, grow Craft Hunter, hone my photography skills and just see where this happy journey takes me. I recently moved out with my boyfriend too so I’m really excited to decorate our new apartment with handmade and up-cycled pieces.

Want more Craft Hunter action?  Follow Fiona’s creative adventures on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

Project : Wrap It by Sam Dunne

Dailylike Gift Wrapping by Dunne with Style

Receiving a well wrapped gift is (to me!) a gift in itself – give me gorgeous gift wrap and I’d be quite happy with an empty box!! Good looking gifts don’t have to be put in the ‘too hard’ basket though, with a few quick embellishments and my top tips you’ll have the art of gorgeous gifts all wrapped up.

My top tips for simple yet gorgeous gift wrap:

1. Colour combinations : Keep it simple
2. Prints : Mix them up
3. Texture : Is a must

The great news is that Dailylike has done all of the hard work for you in sticking to my top tips. Shop their ‘stories’ across products and you’ve got co-ordinated colour combinations and prints across a range of textures and elements.

Dailylike Gift Wrapping by Dunne with Style

Skill Level
Beginner

Materials
Dailylike Wrapping Paper – Daily Gray
Dailylike Wrapping Paper – Winter Forest
Dailylike Twine Bobbin – Deep Yellow
Dailylike Twine Bobbin – Gray
Dailylike Fabric Buttons – Petit

Embellish It

:: Paper tassels ::
Dailylike Paper Tassels

Cut a piece of paper double the width you want your finished tassel length:
Small tassel 3 inches x 4 inches
Large tassel 4 inches x 6 inches

Fold your paper in half.  Using scissors or a blade, cut at regular intervals leaving approx. ¼ inch uncut at the top (where the folded edge is).  Roll up your tassel and secure the end with double sided tape.

Dailylike Paper Tassels

Give it as much or as little ‘fluffing up’ as you desire.

:: Twine Poms ::
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Use the twine pom tutorial from my Dailylike Easter project and add a few twigs for stems to create a bundle of pom blooms to your gifts.

:: Twine Tassels ::
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Wrap your twine around something the width of your desired finished tassel length.  The more you wrap, the fuller your tassel will be.  I used the width of my 3 fingers and wrapped around 50 times.

Slide your bundle off and tie the top off with a second piece of twine.  Take another piece of twine and wrap around the bundle about ¼ inch from the top.

Cut the bottom of the loops and trim as desired.

Dailylike Gift Wrap Twine Tassels Tutorial:: Twine Bundles ::
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Wrap your twine around something the width of your desired finished bundle.  I used the width of my 2 fingers and wrapped around 15 times.

Slide your bundle off and tie the centre with a second piece of twine.

Affix button to the bundle centre with a piece of twine.  Gently pull the loops open and around the button.

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:: Buttons ::
Dailylike Gift Wrap Fabric ButtonsA few buttons and twine are the quickest cutest fool-proof embellishment, thread through and ta-dah!

This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Sam Dunne of Dunne with Style.

Project : Dolly Pincushion by Magdalena Franco

Dailylike Dolly Pin Cushion by The Craft Revival

Sewing definitely seems to be making a come-back at the moment, so we thought this would be a good opportunity to bring you this handy sewing tool DIY.  Design Team member Magdalena has definitely stepped things up in regards to the humble pin cushion – transforming the functional but sometimes boring sewing aid into this little delight.  You won’t want to hide this one in the sewing cupboard!

Skill Level
Intermediate

Supplies Required
1 x Dailylike Quarter Pack – Leaves
1 x Dailylike Fabric Sticker – Alley
Template
Embroidery needle
Embroidery thread in various colours
Hobby fill (stuffing)
Felt (A6 piece for base of pin cushion)
Scissors
Rice

Instructions

Print and cut out the template pieces.

Dailylike Dolly Pin Cushion - Step 1

Pin your template pieces to your chosen fabrics and cut them out. The base of the pincushion is to be cut from felt.

Dailylike Dolly Pin Cushion - Step 2

Place the hair fabric piece onto the face fabric piece, pin in place and stitch around the hairline using a sewing machine or by hand-sewing.

Use the facial feature markings on the template as a guide to embroider onto your fabric face using embroidery thread to backstitch and long stitch. Cut two small circles from the fabric sticker and attach to the face to create rosy cheeks, or you can embroider some cheeks on instead.

Dailylike Dolly Pin Cushion - Step 3

Lay your body piece over the bottom of the neck, pin in place and stitch around the collar leaving the raw cut edge of the doll’s clothes visible. Repeat with back of head and body.

Dailylike Dolly Pin Cushion - Step 4

Sandwich your front and back doll pieces (head and body stitched together) with right sides facing each other. Pin and stitch around the edges leaving the bottom edge unstitched.

Snip all around the edges being careful not to cut through any stitched lines. Turn right side out and use hobby fill to stuff the head and neck.

Dailylike Dolly Pin Cushion - Step 5

Hand-stitch a running stitch around the outside of the circle and gently pull the thread to gather the circle into a dome shape. Insert some stuffing and pull the dome shape closed. Repeat with second circle to create two buns for your doll’s hair

Dailylike Dolly Pin Cushion - Step 6

Use a ladder stitch to attach the buns to each side of the dolls head making sure placement of buns is symmetrical. Add some hair ties by wrapping some embroidery thread (in a contrasting colour) around the base of the buns.

Insert more stuffing through the base of the doll’s body and hand stitch the felt piece onto the bottom of the fabric body using ladder stitch. Before closing the gap, insert some rice between the stuffing and felt to give the bottom of the pincushion some weight and stop it from tumbling over.

Dailylike Dolly Pin Cushion - Step 7

Stick your pins into the buns and create a “necklace” by inserting pins around the dress collar

Dailylike Dolly Pin Cushion - Step 8

Dailylike Dolly Pin Cushion - Step 9

Dailylike Dolly Pin Cushion - Step 10

This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Magdalena Franco of The Craft Revival.

Project : Patchwork Pocket Apron by Lisa Tilse

Dailylike Apron with Pocket by The Red Thread

Have you heard that aprons are back on trend? Make something that’s pretty and practical and in keeping with the ever-popular retro revival. This apron would make the perfect Mother’s Day gift, or a lovely present for a friend. Give it on it’s own or together with a handmade ceramic coffee cup or a cookbook. You can’t go wrong with handmade.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket by The Red Thread

Dailylike Apron with Pocket by The Red Thread

Skill Level
Intermediate

You’ll Need
1 x Dailylike Quarter Pack – Beach
1 x Dailylike Quarter Pack – Sometimes
1 x Bias Tape Bobbin – My Buddy
Rotary cutter
Fabric scissors
Self healing cutting mat
Fabric ruler
White thread
Sewing machine
Pins
Iron

Dailylike Apron with Pocket Materials

Instructions

Press all the fabric pieces and trim the edges slightly if necessary to make them square.

Set aside the lime green and linen fabrics – these won’t be cut and will be used for the front and inside of the apron.

:: Patchwork Pocket ::

Take the remaining four fabric pieces and cut a strip from each that measures 20cm tall x the full width (long side). Set aside the other pieces of fabric.

From the 20cm tall strips cut the following:
Blue floral – 2 strips. 20cm x 10cm, and 20cm x 5cm
Blue raindrop – 2 strips. 20cm x 10cm, and 20cm x 7cm
Orange with white circles – 3 strips. 20cm x 10cm, 20cm x 7cm and 20cm x 5cm
White with orange dots – 3 strips. 20cm x 7cm and two strips 20cm x 5cm

Lay the strips out in order to match the photo. With right sides together, piece them together using a quarter inch seam allowance. Press the seams flat and all in the same direction.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket - Step 1

Turn the pocket over and press the other side.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket - Step 2

Take the piece of white fabric you set aside and trim it so it’s 20cm tall x the full width. This is the pocket lining. Place the pocket lining right sides together with the patchwork pocket and sew them together with a quarter inch seam allowance. Open out and press the seam to one side.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket - Step 3

Now fold the piece in half along the seam with the right sides facing out, and press along the folded edge. Make sure the top raw edges of the patchwork pocket and the pocket lining align. If they don’t, trim them so they align and are straight.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket - Step 4

Cut a piece of bias tape that is a couple of centimeters longer than the top of the patchwork pocket. Lay the bias tape and pocket down and starting at one end, open the tape up and place the top raw edges of the pocket and lining inside the fold. The top of the pocket should sit along the fold of the tape. Work your way along the tape, opening up a bit at a time and sliding the pocket in. Pin the tape and pocket together as you go.

Sew the pocket and tape together close to the bottom edge of the tape.

Set the pocket aside.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket - Step 5 :: Apron ::

Take the piece of orange fabric you set aside and cut a strip 10cm tall x the full width. With right sides together sew it to the long side of the linen fabric using a quarter inch seam allowance. Now sew the piece of lime green fabric to the opposite side of the orange strip (as shown). Press the seams flat.

Fold the whole piece in half, bringing the lime and linen fabrics to meet at the top. The orange strip will be folded along the centre and will form the bottom hem of the apron. Press the fold.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket - Step 6

Trim the sides of the apron if necessary.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket - Step 7

With the right side of the apron facing up, place the patchwork pocket on top. The bottom of the pocket should be 11cm from the apron hem. Pin in place.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket - Step 8

Sew the bottom of the pocket to the apron, a few millimetres in from the pocket edge.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket - Step 9

Baste both sides of the pocket to the apron by sewing a few millimetres in from the edge. Trim off any excess fabric on the sides of the pocket.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket - Step 10

Now we are going to divide the large pocket into three sections. Counting in from the left hand side of the pocket, ‘stitch in the ditch’ between strips 3 and 4, and between strips 7 and 8. This means that you position the sewing machine needle so that it stitches exactly along the join of the strips and the stitches won’t be visible.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket - Step 11

There will now be three smaller pockets.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket - Step 12

Cut two lengths of bias tape that are a couple of centimetres longer than the sides of the apron.

Open out one end of one piece of tape and fold in the raw edge. Align the folded edge with the bottom hem of the apron. Pin the tape in place along the side of the apron in the same way as on the pocket. Sew together.

Repeat with the remaining piece of tape on the other side of the apron.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket - Step 13

Fold four half centimetre pleats along the waistband and pin in place. The pleats are 10.5cm and 19.5cm from the left edge of the apron, and the remaining two are the same distance in from the right hand edge of the apron.

Baste along the top of the apron and set it aside.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket - Step 14 :: Waistband and Ties ::

Take the piece of blue floral fabric you set aside and cut two strips 12cm x the full width of the fabric.

Take the piece of blue raindrop fabric you set aside and cut a strip 12cm x the full width of the fabric.

Join the raindrop fabric between the two pieces of floral fabric to form a long strip (as shown). To sew together place right sides together and use a quarter inch seam allowance.

Fold the top and bottom edges of the strip over by 1.5cm and press.

Fold the strip in half lengthways and press.

Open one end of the strip and fold each corner in on a diagonal (as shown). Fold the strip over again to from a pointed end and pin in place. Repeat on the other end of the strip.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket - Step 15

Lay the waistband strip out and open the centre raindrop section. Place the apron, right side up, so the top raw edge is centred on the raindrop fabric and overlaps it by about 1cm. Pin in place.

Baste the top of the apron to the raindrop waistband. Remove the pins.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket - Step 16

Fold the waistband down over the apron to enclose the raw edge and pin it in place. The floral apron ties should still be folded in half. Pin the folded ties and starting at one end, sew along the bottom of the entire length of the ties and waistband stip. Your stitching should be about 4mm or an eighth of an inch in from the edge.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket - Step 17

Press the apron and admire your sewing skills.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket by The Red Thread

Dailylike Apron with Pocket by The Red Thread

Dailylike Apron with Pocket by The Red Thread

This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Lisa Tilse of The Red Thread.