This project will teach you how to make an apron. This apron is a
waist apron or a skirt apron. See our easy
apron for a bib apron or this easy
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You will need:
12 x 24 inch piece of fabric
45 inches of 1 1/2-2 inch wide ribbon
For an adult size apron use a 22 1/2 x 45 inch piece of fabric
and 2 yards of 1 ½ inch ribbon. Follow the directions as above but
leave 12-20 inches of ribbon on each side.
This is how to sew a hem, starting with a short side turn the edge ¼
inch down and ¼ inch down again. Pin in place. Continue all along
the sides, bottom and opposite short side. Leave the last long side
open for the top. Sew a straight stitch along the edges. Stop at the
end to turn the corner. Place your needle down in the material and
lift the presser foot. Turn your material 90 degrees. Put the
presser foot down and continue sewing. Corners will look like this.
Sew a gather stitch on the top edge. Find the center of your ribbon
and place it on the wrong side of the material, matching up the
center of the ribbon with the center of the top edge. From the
center point of the ribbon, measure 6 inches on each side. Place a
pin to mark the two spots.
Gather the material to fit where the pins are at the end.
(For a review on how to sew a gathering stitch see our Beginning
Pin ribbon along the top, leaving enough on the top to turn ribbon
down over the front side also. Stitch ribbon over the gathered top
making sure you catch both layers in the stitches. Turn the ribbon
down to the right side of the material and stitch over top again.