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Peacelovenbecca
« on: November 10, 2009 08:25:21 PM »

My boyfriends mother and sister host a girl only Christmas party every year. This year they requested aprons to wear during the party. I copied a 1960's apron that I own. They both have pockets and long ties so they can be worn around your hips or wrapped around your waist.






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Tutorial
This is my first, so might be a little confusing.

Here is the basic pattern (not including waistband)

Front Panel: 3/4 yard fabric (enough for 2)
Side Panels and Waist Band: 1/2 yard fabric
Straps: 1/4 yard
All measurements include seam allowances.

-Cut front panel and straps. Then cut side panel and mirror image of it
- Hem both side panels and front panel (don't worry about hemming the top it will be covered by the waistband)
-Time to lay out pieces.
  - Line up side points so they are even (don't worry about top being completely even)
-Try to make as symmetrical as possible
-Pin around the front panels boarder (as shown in pink)

- Flip to the backside and pin down the straight lines (marked in pink)

-Sew down these back line first
-Now its time to flip over and sew the front down leaving room for the pockets
   -tack one inch on each side on the top
   - leave 6 inches of room to put your hands in the pockets
   - continue sewing front panel to side panels
   - follow hem seams to hide stitches and make it look neater
-Now its time to cut the waistband of your apron. Measure the top length of your apron and add 2-3 inches.

-Use this for the width of your waistband (mine was 20 inches) and 6 inches for the width (for a total of 6x20)

This is what I have found as the easiest way to attach the waist band, but you can use whatever method you wish.
- Center the waistband directly behind your apron, both sides facing up and pin (from the front you will not really be able to see the fabric) and sew.
Back view:

-This is what it looks like after sewing when you flip fabric over to the front

-Pin hem down to avoid fraying and pin the top of waistband to the front of the apron and top stitch.

Straps

- Sew each strap right sides facing in
- Flip straps right side out
- Tuck in one side to inside one tube and top stitch to avoid fraying.

Attach straps to apron by folding under sides of waistband ends and slipping unfinished ends of straps in.

And your done!

Sorry about the quality and quantity of pictures (didn't bring good camera to college).
Let me know if I can clarify anything.
« Last Edit: November 20, 2009 11:46:35 PM by Peacelovenbecca » THIS ROCKS   Logged
jenonfire
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2009 08:35:34 PM »

Those are really cute! Well Done!
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panda
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2009 09:08:10 PM »

Absolutely love the apron's ... is there any chance for a tutorial or measurements so we can make them....

may fav is the one with the snowflakes. 
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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2009 10:21:38 PM »

Lovely!  My boyfriend has inlisted my help in making an apron for his mom.  We made a rather frilly one for his sister last year, which went over really well.  Frilly isn't really his mom's style, but this one might fit the bill!  I love that it has pockets.  I want one for myself now!  Well done Cheesy
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Peacelovenbecca
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2009 11:24:01 PM »

Thank you! I do plan on making some more for myself so I could definitely do a tutorial.
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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2009 10:51:33 AM »

Wonderful! I'll be waiting for it!
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tiamatfire
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2009 05:27:54 PM »

Super cute!  They look like they don't eat up too much fabric either - I could probably afford to make these as presents even on my budget!  Looking forward to the tutorial  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2009 06:52:21 PM »

Love the pockets especially....
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« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2009 09:23:33 PM »

Really cute, and I love the pockets too!  Everything needs pockets..  I can't wait to see a tutorial, thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2009 12:17:23 AM »

I love them! I really like the shape of them. Looking forward to the tute!
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« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2009 06:58:05 AM »

loving the apron and the color combos Smiley job well done. can't wait for the tut Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2009 10:13:45 AM »

LOVE THEM! I must must must create a few.
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« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2009 11:02:53 AM »

I usually don't like the 1960's style aprons, but this one is cute. Smiley  I'll have to bookmark this project. And I'll also chime in on the tutorial request (if you have the time of course  Wink).
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« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2009 08:40:57 PM »

Okay.
That is way beyond cute.
I would love a tutorial.
Thanks for the eye candy.
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« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2009 09:17:31 PM »

Finished making another one today.
Tutorial should be up tomorrow after I upload the pictures and type it up!
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« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2009 05:01:21 AM »

Wow that was quick thank you so much.......looking forward to it later today.
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« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2009 04:11:52 PM »

You will never believe this I found some remant fabric at Joan's and when I got home my daughter told me it look like your center panel.  It is your center panel.... not to find something to go with it.
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« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2009 07:40:12 AM »

Wow these are so cute!
Definately want to make one for me and my Mum ^_^

Looking forward to the Tute ^_^
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« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2009 05:22:20 AM »

Thank you for the tutorial and PMing me the measurements.  I have put the information here for anyone else who can not read them.....old eyes here can not read tiny..... :0).

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Side Panel:
   - top: 5 inches
   -down left side: 16 inches
   -left angle: 5 inches
   - right angle: 13 inches
   -purple line: 19.75 inches
   - maroon line: 12 inches

Middle Panel:
   -top: 13.25 inches
   - top angle: 11 inches
   - bottom angle: 16 inches
   - red line: 23 inches
   - yellow line: 21 inches

Strap:
   - 44inches x 4 inches

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« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2009 05:38:06 PM »

Thank you for the tutorial and PMing me the measurements.  I have put the information here for anyone else who can not read them.....old eyes here can not read tiny..... :0).

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Side Panel:
   - top: 5 inches
   -down left side: 16 inches
   -left angle: 5 inches
   - right angle: 13 inches
   -purple line: 19.75 inches
   - maroon line: 12 inches

Middle Panel:
   -top: 13.25 inches
   - top angle: 11 inches
   - bottom angle: 16 inches
   - red line: 23 inches
   - yellow line: 21 inches

Strap:
   - 44inches x 4 inches

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Thank you! These old eyes would have just had to enlarge the screen... A LOT!
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« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2009 07:14:46 PM »

Those are so cute. Thanks for the tutorial. I'll have to try one when I get the time.
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« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2009 05:05:25 PM »

Thank you for the tutorial again Peacelovenbecca. Here is the one I made last night, the ornament fabric I have had for years and decided to pair it with yellow.

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« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2009 02:46:23 PM »

Panda- It looks fabulous!

I have been making some Hanukkah fabric for some hostess gifts for holiday parties coming up.
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« Reply #23 on: December 11, 2009 11:27:49 AM »

I made one too thanks for the tutorial. Will post pics when i get some
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« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2009 06:47:35 PM »

here is my newest one......



Ok, I did not have enough bow fabric so I came up with this one.  The bows are appliqued on the purple, I have them over lapping.
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« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2009 07:11:54 PM »

Here are mine: Thanks for the tut! These are very cute


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