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Easy Peasy Apron Tutorial






Here it is!! The part 2! 🙂 Actually, I was going to do a pinafore but when I saw how well the apron turned out I decided to leave it. What do YOU think?? Should I leave it as is or go ahead and turn it into a pinafore?? Leave me a comment and let me know!


What I used –

1 yard by 12″ cotton Swiss dot eyelet stuff (I am soooo technical!) I got it for a $1 at Hancocks in the remnants bin!! 😉

3 yards by 5″ cotton gauze (leftovers)

2 yards by 4″ cotton sheet (leftovers)

So in all this little apron cost me a dollar. ONE DOLLAR!!! 🙂


When I take pictures for the tutorials I usually take 3 shots per step just in case. Well, in this case all 3 shots of the first few steps were blurry. GRRRR!! I think I must have had something on the lens. SIGH… So, I will be telling how but I won’t be able to SHOW you for the first couple of steps. But don’t worry! This is super easy!!!




Step 1 – I cut my yard of Swiss dot stuff into 4 equal sections.


Step 2 – Sew 3 of the pieces together with the lace part in the middle. (You can look at the pic of the apron above to see what I mean).


Step 4 – Sew a hem on the 2 sides. NOT the top and bottom.




Step 5 – My 2 yards of leftover cotton sheet was in 2 pieces so I needed to sew those together.

Step 6 – Then I folded it down the middle lengthwise and pressed. Pin and sew the sides together. If you had to use more than one piece to get the 2 yards make sure your seam is on the outside when you sew the sides together.




Step 7 – Turn fabric tube right side out (SORRY!! I hate that part, too!!) and press with the seam in the middle.



Step 8 – Tuck in the ends, press and sew closed. Sorry this one is blurry. :/




Step 9 – My 3 yards of cotton gauze was in 3 pieces so I had to sew the ends together.




Step 10 – Fold up 1/2″, press, fold up another 1/2″ press, pin and sew hem.  Do the same to the 2 sides.

Step 11 – Sew a gathering stitch across the top of the gauze strip. To sew a gathering stitch on my machine I set both stitch dials to the highest setting.




Step 12 – Remove the DARN CAT!!




Step 13 – Pin the top of the ruffle to the bottom of the apron with right sides together, adjusting gathers as needed. Sew.




Step 14 – Run a gathering stitch across the top of the apron. Pin top of apron to the bottom of the ties, right sides together, adjusting gathers as you go.




Step 15 – Flip over and press the back side.









I think the apron gives the dress a vintage/retro/old-fashioned look. What do you think??


As always, let me know what you think. Was this easy to follow? If you have ANY questions, just ask! I would be more than happy to answer them.

Let me know if you make this!! I would love to see it!!


Tutorial Love

OK, here’s where I admit to being a bad blogger, again… SIGH…. I haven’t actually sewn anything today. I am sooooo sore from the sunburn that I can barely move. :/ Don’t worry, though. I should be much better tomorrow and I will finish up that blouse!! LOL Then I have a couple of things floating around in my head that I will be working on. That means more tutorials for you! 🙂 In the meantime I thought I would leave you with some tutorials that I Pinned. 🙂 Hopefully I can get this post out before the power goes out, again! We are in the middle of a storm! Thankfully it should be bringing us MUCH cooler temps for next week! YAY!!



Petal Top Tutorial from Elegance & Elephants

Petal Top Tutorial





Spring Board Ruffle Apron from The House of Smiths

Ruffle Apron Tutorial






How to Create Elastic Shirring  from Craftstylish

Great tutorial for shirring.











Summer Shirts from  Sew in Harmony at Project Run and Play

Summer Shirt Tutorial






Placemat Clutch…with a Nautical Twist at Midwestern Girl






And don’t forget MY tutorials!! 😉

May Flowers Skirt






What a Hoot Skirt






Eyelet Tank 




I believe the rest of my tutorials can be found under the tutorials button at the top of the page. For some reason it doesn’t show them all. 😦 I need to add a search button to the side.

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