Did you know that March is National Craft Month? It's true!
Here's another one we wanted to share...what could be better than this sweet apron? It's from our Farmhouse Style craft book and you won't believe how easy it is to whip up with your sewing machine, a steam iron and a needle & thread.Here's what you'll need:
1-1/4 yards cotton print fabric
1/4 yard contrasting cotton
print fabric for border &
1-3/8 yards crocheted lace trim
Cut these pieces from apron fabric: a 20"x38" apron piece, a 7"x7" pocket and two 40"x 5" ties. Adjust the length for your size, if needed. You'll also need a 5" wide waistband that measures from hip to hip across the front.
Cut a 2"x38" strip from contrasting fabric. Press the long edges 1/2" to the wrong side.
Hem one long edge of the apron piece. Layer and sew the contrasting strip and some lace trim above the hem. Hem the short edges of the apron.
Layer and sew a contrasting fabric strip and lace on the pocket. Press all four edges of the pocket 1/2" to the wrong side. Sew the pocket to the apron.
Use 2 strands of thread and sew a running stitch
(see diagram) across the top edge of the apron. Pull the end of your thread to gather the stitched edge until it fits the waistband.
Sew a tie to each end of the waistband and press the ends and long edges 1/2" to the wrong side.
Matching up the wrong sides and long edges, fold the waistband with ties in half, sandwiching the top of the apron between the pressed edges of the waistband. Sew along the pressed ends and edges...and you're done!
Now, quick! Try it on and snap a picture...we'd love to see how it turned out!