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Topic: *Very* in-depth apron tutorial! Lots of pictures!  (Read 3322 times)
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« on: November 19, 2009 11:35:58 AM »

I've been dying for a new apron, so...I made one!

I decided that I needed a cherry-print apron, and I detailed the whole process on my blog.  I made up my own pattern, so it may not necessarily be "traditional" (in fact I'm pretty confident the zip ties I use to keep the top from pooching are pretty non-traditional).

Materials (pictured below):
  • Sewing machine
  • LOTS of appropriately colored thread (mine is red; I had to buy more twice, so get more than you think you need)
  • Two complementing colors/patterned pieces of fabric. About 1 square yard was used for the cherry print on mine, and 108″ by 6″
  • Enough lace to go around the bottom of your apron and any pockets (I used about 1 yard)
  • Tailors measuring tape
  • Rotary cutter
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Pattern for top and bottom of apron
  • Cutting mat (optional, but very useful)
  • Long ruler (for cutting straight with the rotary cutter)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • 1 to 2 long zip ties (to keep the top of the apron from slipping down and pooching, optional)
  • Wire cutters or strong scissors and a lighter (for zip ties, not pictured)
  • Loop turner (not pictured)

There's a ton more pictures, but I'll go over how to do the embellishments here. First, cut out a few pieces from your fabric (like my cherries), making sure to leave about a half inch around the design

Next, just hold your embellishment in place (I found that pins left holes in this fabric) while you hand-crank the sewing machine

Once you've gone all the way around your embellishment, flip the fabric over and pull all threads onto the back side and tie securely (but not tight enough to warp the fabric) and snip off the tail

Add as many as you want, just keep in mind you need to add you embellishments in far enough so that they won't get messed up when you finally sew everything. When you're done, it'll look something like this:

And I just wanted to add this picture in because I like it :-D

If you'd like to see the rest of the tutorial, please check out the link below and let me know what you think!

If you decide to make your own apron, please post it here or on my blog, I'd love to see it!!
« Last Edit: November 23, 2009 08:52:53 AM by jungrrl » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2009 11:44:25 AM »

That is super cute! AND the only kind of apron I would ever consider wearing Cheesy I will definitely be checking your blog out. Smiley

I post things like this in my blog too!
April Sprinkles blog
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2010 03:02:37 PM »

Awesome job. thanks for the tute. Smiley
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