no_poeticdevice wrote:Okay, so I decided yesterday that I wanted to make a pretty apron, and I figured a tut would be cool even though it was a bit of an afterthought. So I don't have pics for EVERY step.
This is my first tutorial. Any questions/comments welcome.
I didn't use a pattern. And I don't like to measure things(don't ask, its weird)
So, I found a T-shirt and a skirt to make this apron my size.
1. Get some tunes going so you don't lose motivation
2. Find a T-shirt that you can use(your not cutting the shirt)
3. Pin your T-shirt in whatever way you want the top of the apron to look like. Then place your shirt on the fabric for the TOP and cut.
4. Find a skirt(also not cutting it)
5. Pin the skirt to about the length that you want your apron and make it into a sort of "U" shape with a straight top. Pin or place your skirt onto the fabric for the BOTTOM and cut to size.(I wanted my apron larger than the skirt, but the skirt gave me a starting point)
6. For the loop around your head. Cut a strip of fabric about 4" wide & 25" long. You will fold this right sides together and sew along the side.
7. For the tie around the waist. Measure around your waist and add about 30" so you will have room on each side of the tie to tie it. I cut this about 8" wide. (I used 2 pieces of fabric and sewed them together in the middle) You will turn this right sides together and sew along the side as well.
8. For the ruffle at the bottom. Cut a piece of fabric about 6" wide and double the length of the "U" shape of the bottom of the apron.
9. Pull out your Iron and Starch and Iron every piece of fabric you have just cut. For the top fabric & the Ruffle you will need to turn the edges in and Iron those so they will have a nice edge. (don't worry about the bottom, the ruffle will cover the edges)... yeah I don't own an Ironing board....
10. Now, sew the neck strap, the belt tie thing.
11. Sew the ruffle.
11. Turn the neck and belt tie right side out and Iron.
12. Pin the Neck strap to the top of the apron fabric where you want it and sew around the edges of the top.
13. Find the centers of the top fabric and the bottom fabric and match them up. Fold them right sides together and sew the back side. Iron the seams down flat.
14. Pin the ruffle onto the bottom (i started at the middle, finding both middle points again) To make the pleating easy, I used a pin to measure the distance between each pleat. After all the pleats are pinned, SEW.
15. Now add the waist belt tie thing(find the center again) I put a seam across the top of the belt and across the bottom.
16. I went over the whole thing with an Iron again because it got all bunched up while constructing.
17. Be pretty while cooking
Geee...I think trying to explain every step was harder than all the sewing.
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