Christmas Apron Tutorial
Last month I shared a Christmas Table Runner that I made with fabric I received from Riley Blake Designs. This month, I have a Christmas Apron Tutorial to get you ready for the Christmas cooking you are sure to be doing. If you’re working on gift ideas, this would make a great gift as well. I’m looking pretty rough in the pictures, but I’ve about given up on decent hair here on the island. The humidity is really causing me some grief. The apron turned out super cute though.
Right before I left the States, Riley Blake Designs sent me the super awesome fabric line Cozy Christmas in fat quarters. Can I just tell you how excited I was for that package? It actually came as I was recovering from my second knee surgery, so it was an awesome pick me up.
First, you need to cut your fabrics to the right size. Two of the fabrics came from fat quarters and the other, for the tie, came from a 3 yard piece of fabric.
Cut your main fabric 22 inches wide and 16 inches long. If you need to adjust your length, do the cutting from the top. On the bottom of the piece, cut the fabric at an angle 9 inches from the bottom and 6 inches from the side. Fold the edges in and over, to make a finished edge, about a half an inch fold. Iron it in place.
Next cut the tie 2 1/2 inches wide by whatever length you need. I suggest measuring your waist and then adding at least 1 1/2 yards. Iron the piece of fabric.
Fold in each edge 1/4 inch and iron it in place.
Next, fold the fabric in half and iron again.
Finally, fold the ends in and iron them.
Set the tie aside.
If you haven’t done so yet, iron the main piece of fabric and iron in the edges of each side, except the top.
To make the ruffle, use your second fabric quarter and cut 3 lengths, 2 1/2 inches wide.
Sew the 3 lengths together to make one piece that is 66 inches long and 2 1/2 inches wide.
Fold the ends and one side in about 1/4 inch and fold over again and iron them in place.
Sew all the way around the three sides.
On the unfinished side, run a wide basting stitch. Do not knot the ends. You will be using this edge to make the fabric ruffle.
Pull the thread and move the fabric along to make the fabric ruffle.
Pin the unfinished edge to the three folded sides of the fabric.
Sew the ruffle in place.
Cut the fabric pocket of the apron 8 inches by 6 inches.
Iron three sides of the fabric in 1/4 inch and iron in place.
Fold the top end 1/4 inch and fold it again. Iron it in place.
Sew the edge that is folded twice.
Measure where you want the pocket to be on the front of the apron to make sure it is in the exact center.
Pin in place.
Sew around the two sides and bottom of the pocket.
Finally, add the tie across the top of the apron.
Pin the tie in place, centering it exactly.
Sew along the bottom, open edge of the tie from end to end and up both sides.
Now, you have a really cute and fun apron. Do you wear aprons? Isn’t this the cutest fabric from Riley Blake Designs? I super love it. This is a fairly easy project for beginners. I’m actually teaching a friend to sew and she made one too for her first project. She did a great job.
Do you wear aprons when you cook? Wouldn’t this make a fun gift for someone special too? If you make one, send me a picture of you wearing it and be sure to check out the great fabric from Riley Blake Designs.