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Easy Peasy Apron Tutorial






Here it is!! The part 2! πŸ™‚ 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!! πŸ˜‰

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!!! πŸ™‚


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. Β 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! πŸ™‚ In the meantime I thought I would leave you with some tutorials that I Pinned. πŸ™‚ 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 Β from Craftstylish

Great tutorial for shirring.











Summer Shirts from Β 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!! πŸ˜‰

May Flowers Skirt






What a Hoot Skirt






Eyelet TankΒ 




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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