July 11, 2012
Easy Peasy Apron Tutorial
Here it is!! The part 2! :) Actually, I was going to do a pinafore but when I saw how well the apron turned out I decided to leave it. What do YOU think?? Should I leave it as is or go ahead and turn it into a pinafore?? Leave me a comment and let me know!
What I used -
1 yard by 12" cotton Swiss dot eyelet stuff (I am soooo technical!) I got it for a $1 at Hancocks in the remnants bin!! ;)
3 yards by 5" cotton gauze (leftovers)
2 yards by 4" cotton sheet (leftovers)
So in all this little apron cost me a dollar. ONE DOLLAR!!! :)
When I take pictures for the tutorials I usually take 3 shots per step just in case. Well, in this case all 3 shots of the first few steps were blurry. GRRRR!! I think I must have had something on the lens. SIGH... So, I will be telling how but I won't be able to SHOW you for the first couple of steps. But don't worry! This is super easy!!!
Step 1 - I cut my yard of Swiss dot stuff into 4 equal sections.
Step 2 - Sew 3 of the pieces together with the lace part in the middle. (You can look at the pic of the apron above to see what I mean).
Step 4 - Sew a hem on the 2 sides. NOT the top and bottom.
Step 5 - My 2 yards of leftover cotton sheet was in 2 pieces so I needed to sew those together.
Step 6 - Then I folded it down the middle lengthwise and pressed. Pin and sew the sides together. If you had to use more than one piece to get the 2 yards make sure your seam is on the outside when you sew the sides together.
Step 7 - Turn fabric tube right side out (SORRY!! I hate that part, too!!) and press with the seam in the middle.
Step 8 - Tuck in the ends, press and sew closed. Sorry this one is blurry. :/
Step 9 - My 3 yards of cotton gauze was in 3 pieces so I had to sew the ends together.
Step 10 - Fold up 1/2", press, fold up another 1/2" press, pin and sew hem. Do the same to the 2 sides.
Step 11 - Sew a gathering stitch across the top of the gauze strip. To sew a gathering stitch on my machine I set both stitch dials to the highest setting.
Step 12 - Remove the DARN CAT!!
Step 13 - Pin the top of the ruffle to the bottom of the apron with right sides together, adjusting gathers as needed. Sew.
Step 14 - Run a gathering stitch across the top of the apron. Pin top of apron to the bottom of the ties, right sides together, adjusting gathers as you go.
Step 15 - Flip over and press the back side.
YOU'RE ALL DONE!!! :)
I think the apron gives the dress a vintage/retro/old-fashioned look. What do you think??
As always, let me know what you think. Was this easy to follow? If you have ANY questions, just ask! I would be more than happy to answer them.
Let me know if you make this!! I would love to see it!!