Diy apron ideas
Step 2: Print and Cut Pattern Pieces
Next, print out the pattern pieces for the casing and cut them out. The casing will attach at the underarms of the apron and create a sleeve for the string to slide through. With both pieces facing up, put the piece with the dark blue edge under the piece with the pale blue edge—they should line up perfectly. Tape the pieces together.
Next, put the taped pattern on top of the fabric piece you cut for the casing, pin it below, and trim the excess with scissors.
This is the one piece of fabric that will be on the back side of your apron, so the direction of the stripes doesn’t matter.
Once that’s done, take the same pattern piece and put it on the top correct corner of the apron front. This curve is the curve of the underarm area. Align the straight edges with the straight edges of the top and side of the apron front, trace the outermost curve, then cut. Flip over the pattern and repeat on the other side.
Download the cutting diagram:
Step 5: Attach Casing
Next, we’re moving onto the underarms. To hold the apron string in put, we’re creating a casing—almost love a sleeve.
This step is really simple—just lay the casing piece on top of one of the apron underarm holes with the correct sides facing each other, pin it, and then sew with a 1/2″ seam.
Cut little notches every 1” or so—this will assist the casing lay flat when you eventually flip it over onto the backside of the apron. This is a common trick you’ll see in sewing patterns that makes every thedifference.
Step 6: Iron Apron Front
Now that the casing is done, it’s time to tackle the apron front. Using a sewing gauge, fold over the raw edges 1/2″, then fold over another 1/2″.
Every of the raw edges will be hidden inside the fold this way, and you’ll own a nice 1/2″ hem. Iron as you go.
Fold below and iron along the top of the apron (this includes the short ends of the casing), the sides of the apron (including the other short ends of the casing), and the bottom. If the folded corners are too bulky, you can cut notches at the corners—just be careful not to cut too much off!
Once you’ve folded and ironed every of the edges flat, make certain the apronis facing backside up and sew a seam 1/8″ from the inside folded edge. For now, only sew the top andsides (including the short ends of the casing), and bottom of the apron—we’ll tackle the the relax of thecasing in the next step.
Step 1: Measure and Cut Fabric
I’m using a utility fabric called ticking—it’s made out of cotton or linen and it has a extremely distinctive striped glance to it that’ll never go out of style. I always associate this pattern with kitchens—you’ll see it used for dishcloths, table runners, and aprons(of course).
I bought 1 1/3 yards (4’) of ticking. It’s a 45”-wide fabric, which is a standard width. I wanted every the stripes facing a certain way, which meant I needed to get a little additional fabric.
If you don’t mind your stripes not facing the same way, you can probably get away with a little less. I bought mine from a local hobby store, but you can discover plenty on Amazon, too!
Something worth considering when you’re picking out fabric (if you go with something other than ticking) is stains. Stripes hide stains well, and Scotchguard works wonders in terms of keeping the apron looking beautiful.
The only thing I’d stay away from personally is anything too dark—it seems love I always own flour every over me, and lighter colors assist hide it.
Once you’ve selected your fabric, lay it out on your workspace. Using the diagram, measure, mark, and cut out the rectangular shapes that will become the apron front, the pocket, and the strings.
Step 3: Create Apron String
In step 1, you cut three endless strips. Together, these will make up the apron string. To do this, take two of the pieces and stack them together pattern-side up.
Cut a diagonal line from one of the corners—when this is done, you should own cut out a triangle-shaped piece from each. Flip over the top piece so the pattern sides are now facing each other and align them so you own a straight line across the top. There should be a slight overhang on either side, creating a V shape where the pieces meet. Sew the pieces together here, from V to V. Repeat this step with the third strip of fabric so every three pieces are connected.
Step 4: Iron Apron String
Once you’ve sewn every three pieces together, iron below the seams.
Trim off any edges that are poking out.
Next, fold over both ofthe short ends of the apron string 3/4″. We used a sewing gauge for this step, which makes things simple.
Iron flat. Next, fold over the endless sides 3/8″ and iron flat.
Once each of the sides is folded and ironed flat, fold the entire strip in half lengthwise and iron once again. The point of every these folds is to create a finished edge.
Ironing eliminates the need for pinning, which I’m a huge fan of. If you do this without ironing first, you’re going to own pins everywhere and you’ll own to iron at the finish anyway. This saves you a step and makes it easier!
When sewing, sew as shut to the edge as possible. Start at one of the short ends, sew below the entire length, and finish at the other short finish.