Miscellany

Mom's Baking Set

By  Mary Ayres 

sizes: apron, adult; recipe book, 4-1/2"x6-3/4"; rolling pin, 16" long

  • Mom's Baking Set

Materials

  • APRON:
  • Coordinating lightweight cotton fabrics, 3/8 yd., five
  • Lt. blue grosgrain ribbon, 1-1/2”-wide, 96” length
  • Coordinating assorted trims, 36” long: grosgrain ribbons, four lengths; rick rack, three lengths
  • Non-roll elastic, 1”, 18” length
  • RECIPE BOOK:
  • Clear vinyl, 4-gauge
  • Patterned papers to coordinated with apron fabrics, four
  • White cardstock
  • Narrow ribbon and rick rack scraps (from apron)
  • Recipe cards, 4”x6”
  • ROLLING PIN:
  • Wooden rolling pin
  • Americana Acrylic Paints (DecoArt): Peony Pink; Baby Pink; Snow White; Baby Blue; Bahama Blue; Olive Green; Lemonade
  • Coordinating rick rack, 12” length

Tools

  • APRON:
  • Sewing machine and white thread
  • Iron and pressing board
  • RECIPE BOOK:
  • Hole punch, 1/4”
  • Sewing machine and white thread
  • ROLLING PIN:
  • Multi-Purpose Sealer (DecoArt)
  • Apron
  • 1. Cut a 10"x36" strip from two fabrics and a 12"x36" strip from three fabrics.
  • 2. Fold each strip in half lengthwise with right side facing in. Sew long sides of strips together, 1/4 from edges, forming five tubes. Turn tubes right side out. Press tubes flat with seams along an edge. (Note: Two tubes will be 9-1/2"x36" and three tubes will be 11-1/2"x36".)
  • 3. Sew long sides of tubes together 3/8" from edges, placing wider tubes at top, center and bottom with narrower tubes between them for the basic apron rectangle. (Note: Right side of fabric is on front and back of apron, so no lining is needed.) Press seams on back side flat.
  • 4. Sew narrow ribbon lengths on top of seams, and rick rack lengths 3/4" from bottom of narrow fabric strips and across bottom of apron on back side.
  • 5. Fold side edges of apron over 3/8" toward wrong side. Turn edges over 3/8" again and stitch close to turned edges.
  • 6. Pin ribbon across top of apron with ends extending evenly at sides. Sew close to fi nished edges of ribbon, leaving an opening at both sides of apron for inserting elastic. Attach safety pin to one end of elastic and insert through ribbon casing on apron. (Note: Use straight pins to secure ends of elastic to sides of apron until they are stitched.) Machine stitch over elastic on both sides of apron.
  • Recipe Book
  • 1. For recipe card sleeve, cut two 4-1/2"x6-3/4" rectangles from vinyl. Machine sew 1/8" from edges, leaving one short side open. Make as many recipe sleeves as desired.
  • 2. For cover, print "recipes", "from", "mom's", "kitchen" on patterned papers; trim to 1"x6" strips. Glue strips side by side to cover a 4"x6" white cardstock rectangle. Machine sew zigzag stitch over paper edges between words. Glue thread ends to back side. Cut a 4"x6" rectangle from patterned paper and glue to back side of cover threads. Place cover in vinyl sleeve.
  • 3. Punch hole in top left side of each vinyl sleeve. (Note: Open side of sleeves should be on left side.) Attach looseleaf ring through holes. Tie ribbon and rick rack pieces around ring. Open ring and attach new sleeves as needed. Place two recipes in each sleeve so they appear on front and back side. (Note: Vinyl sleeves may be cleaned with window cleaner and paper towels as needed.)
  • Rolling Pin
  • 1. Sand rolling pin handles to remove varnish; wipe dust.
  • 2. Paint three bands on each handle, using a different color (other than white) for each band. Let dry.
  • 3. Paint details on each band, using colors from opposite handle, plus white. (Note: For dots, dip end of paintbrush handle in paint, then make dot on handle.) Let dry.
  • 4. Apply sealer to handles.
  • 5. Thread rick rack through hole in handle; knot ends.