Little Cookie Makers’ Gingerbread Apron

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without Christmas cookies and this sweet apron is perfect for the little taste testers!

An annual tradition for my girls has always been to bake and ice cut sugar cookies for Christmas. Typically, it is an all-day affair with plenty of flower, colored sugar, and icing everywhere. Fortunately, it has continued with the addition of three grandchildren and this year, they will have their very own aprons!

I chose a red child’s apron from Hobby Lobby and Bonnie’s adorable Gingerbread Boy 2 from Christmas Cookies. That is the one with a leg that has been bitten off.

Picture of Shapeflex 101 to back of felt for machine applique

You can use regular fabric or GlitterFlex for the cookie applique. I chose a textured felt. Since it was not a wool or premium felt, I added a layer of ShapeFlex 101 to the back for added stability.

Picture of horizontal and vertical lines marked on stabilizer in hoop.

I added “Cookie Tester” to the design and you can download it here. Start by marking horizontal and vertical centering lines on a cutaway stabilizer.

With hard-to-hoop items like this apron, SewTites magnets are a wonderful tool to keep the apron in place. Get more information on SewTites here. 

Picture of machine embroidery in hoop at Sew Inspired by Bonnie

After placement stitches, trim the felt close to the tack-down stitches and continue to embroider. 

Picture of machine applique cookie at Sew Inspired by Bonnie

I also added a heat-away topper to keep decorative accents and face embroidery from sinking into the felt nooks and crannies. It tears away easily but supports thread, allowing better coverage.

I omitted the button stitches, fully intending to add a heart button to the gingerbread boy (and forgot). That’s an easy fix!

Download your free lettering for apron shown here. (Christmas Cookie design shown not included.)

Debbie Henry
Sew Inspired by Bonnie

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  • Bonnie Welsh - December 31, 2022

    Helen—Thank you for your kind words. We try. You would log into your account on my website (Log In button at top) using your password that you created when you made your first purchase (or free download during checkout) and you’ll find your past orders. Click on any order to re-download any designs that you may have gotten. Hope that helps.

  • Helen - December 31, 2022

    Thank you for your help. Bonnie that I like how you really explain things. The one thing I’m confused I was trying to look over my order. I think I ordered some of the (Buddy’s)also I don’t know how to go back to my past order. I’m not real good at this, so I’m trying to learn it. Thank you for your help.

  • Debbie Henry - January 02, 2022

    Thanks, Glenda!

  • Debbie Henry - January 02, 2022

    Thanks, Wynie!

  • WYNIE - December 14, 2021

    so cute design

  • Glenda Marsh - December 14, 2021

    Well how cute is this💕. VERY cute!!💥💥

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