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Easy Peasy Apron Tutorial


 

 

 

 

 

Here it is!! The part 2! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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. ย 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.

 

 

YOU’RE ALL DONE!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

 

 

 

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!!

 

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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! ๐Ÿ™‚ In the meantime I thought I would leave you with some tutorials that I Pinned. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ย from Craftstylish

Great tutorial for shirring.

 

 

 

 

DIY NAUTICAL INSPIRED ALTERED TOTE by Lil Blue Boo

DIY NAUTICAL INSPIRED ALTERED TOTE (A TUTORIAL)  @Sandra Rivas

 

 

 

 

Summer Shirts from ย 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!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

May Flowers Skirt

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What a Hoot Skirt

 

 

 

 

 

Eyelet Tankย 

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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. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I need to add a search button to the side.

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