Thursday, January 14, 2010

Adult Apron with towel

As you can see my current apron from this pattern is well used! I love having the towel handy to wipe my hands, especially while canning.

Materials List:
1 1/4 yd (1) of 44-45” pre-shrunk cotton fabric
Thread to match
1” wide bias tape
Coordinating kitchen towel approximately 15” x 9” (Launder before sewing.)
Basic sewing supplies and machine

1/2” seam allowances

1. Cut out pieces using layout. (Apron can be fit on 1 yd. If shoulder straps are shortened.)
Skirt 24” wide x 19” long
Bib 10” wide x 12 “ long
2 Shoulder straps 2 1/2” wide x 29” (22”) long
Waistband 4 1/2” long x 16” wide
2 Apron strings 4 1/2” long x 40” wide

2. Pin apron strings, one on each side of waistband. Sew, press seam toward waistband. Hem all four sides with narrow rolled hem. 1/4” + 1/4”

3. Hem with narrow rolled hem:
• 2 long sides and one short side of each shoulder strap with narrow rolled hem.
• 2 long sides of bib
• 2 Short sides of skirt

4. Gather 7” on each side of unhemmed edge of skirt into 3” (9” flat in center).
Cut towel to 15” wide x 16” long. Baste two 1” pleats at top about 2” in from sides at top (cut edge) of towel. (Adjust to your towel’s pattern.) Turn side edges under 1”. Should measure 9” across top. Pin top of towel to top of skirt-baste. Pin bottom of bib, right sides together, to top of skirt. Then lay waistband on top (right side of waistband to wrong side of bib) centering. Stitch through all layers. Press seam toward waistband. Enclose seam with seam binding.

5. Pin raw edges of shoulder straps to unhemmed top of edge of big. Right Sides Together. Roll hem across top.

6. Hem apron skirt.

7. Tack edges of bib to top of waistband.

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