Make this farmhouse apron
An easy DIY project
Our love of aprons starts way back in Grandma's kitchen. She'd wrap one of hers around us, criss-crossing the strings a few times to make it fit. Fast-forward a few years to when our kids were little and we'd let them wear one of these colorful reminders of our own childhood. So many of our memories are tied up in those strings, aren't they?
Aprons come in as many colors and shapes as you can imagine and today, we're sharing one you can make to suit your own style. It's so easy, you don't even need a pattern, and it's the perfect way to use a little of your favorite fabrics and embellishments to treat yourself. Maybe you'll make one for your little helper too? Let's gets started!
This project comes from our Farmhouse Style craft book. You won't believe how easy it is to make 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 4 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 ends 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...you're done!
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