I've been baking lately and wore my vintage apron. This was in my great aunt's stuff, so I don't know who made it (she didn't sew). I always thought of this type embellishment as "gingham designs" until a few years ago when I heard it had a name--chicken scratch. I think it's perfect for kids learning to sew. Just follow the gingham grid. It's super simple and fun--and looks pretty darn neat.