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Tutorial: Apron

4 step apron tutorial: 3ten.ca

This apron tutorial is easily made in 30 minutes. It’s adapted from a typepad blog, yet her instructions involve about 13 steps, my adaptations bring it down to 4. Check it out and sew it today!

What You Need

  • 1/2 yard of fabric
  • Fat quarter
  • matching thread
  • scissors
  • machine
  • serger
  • iron
  • ironing board
  • pins

First – gather your fabric. I’m going to make 2 aprons. Both fat quarters are the cup cake pattern, and the pink and purple gingham will be the trim (the 1/2 yard).

Cut your 1/2 yard of fabric into 4 pieces: 2 that measure 6 inches wide by 22 inches long and 2 that measure 6 inches wide by 44 inches long.

Iron all of you pieces.

Now we’re ready to start.

4 step apron tutorial: 3ten.ca

Step One:

With your fat quarter right side up, take one 22×6 piece and fold it in half, wrong sides together. Now, with raw edges together, serge the trim to the bottom of the fat quarter (the side that measures 22 inches, not 18).

4 step apron tutorial: 3ten.ca

4 step apron tutorial: 3ten.ca

Step Two:

Time for the edges. Serge the sides. Pin them in by 1/4 of an inch. Top stitch – nice and professional looking.

4 step apron tutorial: 3ten.ca

Step Three:

It’s top trim time!

With the 22×6 piece in the middle, serge (right sides together) the 44×6 pieces on each side. Iron.

Lay the top trim right side up. Roll the fat quarter, starting at the bottom with the trim. Roll tight. Leave about 3 inches flat at the top. Place the right side of the raw edge of the fat quarter apron to the right side of the raw edge of the top trim. Place it along the 22 inch portion, so the apron is centred.

Now, fold over the trim, so the apron is rolled inside of the hot dog, and all 3 raw edges are together (2 edges along the sides). Pin. Use a lot of pins. Serge the whole piece – all 110 inches. Leave the ends open. Turn the apron right side out.

4 step apron tutorial: 3ten.ca

4 step apron tutorial: 3ten.ca

4 step apron tutorial: 3ten.ca

4 step apron tutorial: 3ten.ca

Step Four:

With the apron right side out – clip the ends. Fold in and top stitch.

4 step apron tutorial: 3ten.ca

4 step apron tutorial: 3ten.ca

Press and you’re done!

So much easier and it looks neat and tidy.

4 step apron tutorial: 3ten.ca

4 step apron tutorial: 3ten.ca

Keep close in the kitchen to wear when you bake or cook.

4 step apron tutorial: 3ten.ca

4 step apron tutorial: 3ten.ca

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