Trek Values Apron + Free Pattern


Our stake Young Men and Young Women leave tomorrow for Trek, and  3 o f my 4 children are going.  They are lucky to be some of the few this year who will be going to Martin's Cove.  At the dedication of this site, President Hinkley said, "Go in a spirit of reverence and respect, and know that you are walking on hallowed ground."  My hope for my children is that they may be touched by the faith of these pioneers and that their own testimonies will grow, and they will carry strength and perseverance back home to be "pioneers" to face the challenges in today's world. 

In preparation for going on Trek, I needed to make an apron for my daughter, and loved the idea of her carrying the Young Women Values with her as she walked.  I used our Good Life panel from the shop and cut out some of the symbols as well as a set of mini values.  Each panel contains 8 sets of mini values, and 1 set of the large values.  I used the same method to attach them to the apron as described in the Values Banner tutorial.

This is a great sewing project for Personal Progress or as a weekly activity as it is all straight stitching and very forgiving of mistakes. Here's a free PDF pattern for your use.

A few tips to make this even easier - 

Using school glue to secure the pockets instead of pinning is much easier for a beginner, and you won't have to worry about breaking a needle on a pin.  Just be sure to use a small dot...not a puddle!  About 7 evenly spaced glue dots is all that is needed, and DO NOT glue the top edge.


Using Bias Tape for the waistband is also a time saver, and a little easier for a beginner.