Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Retro Apron Tutorial

You will need:
pretty cotton fabric
contrasting fabric for ruffle
fusible interfacing

Cut main fabric rectangle 44 x 13 inches.  Fold in half lengthwise and cut a curve from one corner to the base of the opposite long side.

Cut two pieces of waistband fabric 38 x 3.5 inches.  Iron interfacing to wrong side of bands.  Sew bands together.

Cut ruffle 6.5 x 114 inches.  Join fabric as necessary.  Fold and press in half.  Gather the raw edges and pin to the bottom of the apron.

Stitch apron to ruffle, press seam allowance towards apron and topstitich on right side of apron.

Mark waist side of apron with pins at following:

1.5 <-- 3.5 <-- 1.5 <-- 4 <-- centre --> 4 --> 1.5 --> 3.5 --> 1.5    [measurements are in inches]

Pin pleats and baste.  Attach waistband. 

Cut two ties each 7 x 24 inches.  Sew and turn ties, insert into the opening of the waistband and sew closed.

If you need more explanation, please let me know.  Unfortunately I didn't take photos when I was making my apron. 

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