|Written by Laurie Pecotte|
|Monday, 26 July 2010 17:54|
This week our lovely and talented Creative Team member is going to show you how to make this *ADORABLE* apron. Is it not the cutest? Camille even made a downloadable PDF complete with all of the pictures and instructions. I think she likes you guys. ;) Click right here to snag it. (Please note: Make sure your Adobe Reader is up to date. To get the latest version click right here.)
It seems no matter what I’m doing--scrapbooking, card making, sewing, home décor projects--I’m always misplacing tools (and my cell phone) while I’m creating. I wanted an apron that would display an eclectic style in hopes that it would coordinate with whatever I’m wearing. I think I accomplished that and had a chance to use my computer/printer, digital scrapbook supplies, and sewing machine at the same time. That’s a bonus in my book.
2. Cut the fabric to the following sizes:
7. Pin the pocket to the main body of the apron. Find the center of the apron by folding it in half and pressing it down. Open it, and pin the pocket piece where desired.
8. Stitch the pocket to the main body of the apron, reinforcing with backstitching at the start and end.
9. Once this big pocket is sewn on, determine how big you want your individual pockets to be and sew vertically from the top of the pocket to the bottom of the pocket, reinforcing the stitching at the start and end. For my apron, I made four individual pockets for my craft supplies. Two big ones can be accomplished, just by sewing up the middle of the two printed pieces.
Fold the ties in half lengthwise. Press and stitch in place.
11. Pin the apron ties to the left and right sides of the apron and stitch in place.
12. Make the waistband. Finish the short edges of the waistband, by turning the edges in ¼ inch, pressing it down, and stitching it in place. Turn the top and bottom of the waistband piece toward the center of the strip and press.
13. Place the waistband piece on the table exactly as you see it in the above picture. Position the unfinished top side of the apron on top of the bottom fold of the waistband piece, so that the top of the unfinished piece is at the middle of the waistband piece. Hopefully my picture below illustrates this.
14. Fold the top of the waistband over the apron, so that the unfinished edge of the apron and the ties are concealed, pin it in place, and sew it down along the bottom and top edges, leaving the sides open.
15. Stitch the side openings of the waistband closed, reinforcing the stitching.
Put on and ENJOY! The patterned paper I chose for this project would make a great apron to wear while you’re helping out the kiddos at school. Try making one to wear in the kitchen by printing up some favorite recipes on those lovely Bleecker Street Collection Recipe Cards by Orchard & Broom instead. This apron would make a lovely gift as well—the holidays are just around the corner!
Molly Schneider: ... http://sweetmollymac.blogspot.com
This is adorable and one that speaks to the quilter in me! Thank you for sharing this idea. Consider it scraplifted
July 29, 2010
dawn s: ... http://everyday-glimpses.blogspot.com/
Laurie...this is just the cutest apron ever! It's been ages since I've had my sewing machine out, but I think I might just have to blow the dust off of it for this project!
July 29, 2010
Rosi Marling: ...
The photos and instructions are wonderful.
I admire the discipline to stop and take photos at every step.
July 29, 2010