Project Tutorial - Apron
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Print the pattern
Fabric you will need;
We will be adding the rest of the text instructions to go along with some of the photos.
- 1-1/2 yards of 44" - 45" wide (folded width is 22") for the front
- 1-1/2 yards of 44" - 45" wide (folded width is 22") for the liner
- Color coordinated thread
Here is a layout of each piece of fabric;
(save photo to desktop if larger view is needed or to print)
With a fabric marker draw out the measurements on your folded fabric. Be sure to pay attention to which side the fold is on. Cut out all pieces carefully.
Be sure to note which is the 'top' of your fabric and draw your pattern out accordingly. You will note in our project we accidently have the birds heads aiming to the bottom of the apron. We had to go buy more fabric and cut it out again. A costly error.
Next cut out the pattern;
Trace the pattern on the apron on the NON fold edge;
Trim fabric; (again noting that our birds heads are aimed in the wrong direction. They should be aimed towards the apron top instead)
This is what you should end up with;
Repeat the process for the liner;
Lay out one of each layer out with the outside print of the fabric facing in (will be turned inside out after sewing)
Pin the edges of the straps before sewing. Seam allowance is about 1/8th inch.
Sew along one edge, one end and then the other side. Leave the last end open.
Sew 3 sides but leave one end unsewn and open (to be able to turn inside out). We've also added an additional zigzag stitch, but it isnt required. Use your own judgment.
Repeat the process for all three straps
Using a dowel or some other long rod push the sewn end thru the strap so that its right side out.
Repeat for all 3 straps. Next iron all 3 straps flat.
Now sew around the edge of the apron, but leave about 1/4 to 1/3 of the bottom unsewn so you can turn the apron right side out in the next step.
See how the bottom isnt sewn the entire length. This is so the apron can be turned right side out.
We have done the extra zigzag stitch around the border. This isnt *required* so make your own decision whether you want to use that much more thread.
Now, by pulling the fabric through the end you left unsewn,
turn the apron right side out like you did the straps.
Here is what you should have now.
Now pin the pocket peices together, print side in because it will be turned right side out in the next step.
Now turn the pocket panel right side out...