Easy Apron

Easy Apron

Easy Apron

Trying to get my S.O. to look slightly happy in a photo is a formidable challenge. I particularly wanted him in this easy apron as he spends so much time in the kitchen. You can see his kitchen creations – on this link.

My mother spent three weeks with us and she kindly made two Shwe-shwe print easy aprons for him. They are made from Three Cats pure cotton Shwe-shwe which is prefect for the kitchen. She also made two denim aprons for him. (Thanks Mom!)

Shwe-shwe and denim fabric

Shwe-shwe and denim fabric

We used his favourite apron to cut the pattern. I’m sure you could draft a pattern for this easy apron looking at the picture here. The pocket was made from the underarm pieces which were sewn together.

Cutting the apron

Cutting the apron

You need: –

  • fabric
  • matching colour thread
  • sewing scissors
  • sewing machine
  • pins

You do: –

Cut a long thin strip about 5 – 6 centimetres wide from along the edge of your fabric. You want around 1.7 to 1.9 metres in length. This is going to make the two ties at the back and the bit that goes around the neck of this easy apron. Fold and pin the long strip, then sew as in the photo below.

Fold and sew long thin strip

Fold and sew long thin strip

To make the pockets sew the two pieces from under the arms together in the middle. Fold over the top and hem.

Make pocket

Make pocket

Next pin the pocket in place folding the sides under.

Pin pocket to apron

Pin pocket to apron

Sew pocket in place.

Fold and hem around edge of apron

Fold and hem around edge of apron

Now you want to hem all around the edge of the apron.

Pin ties and neck piece

Pin ties and neck piece

Pin a piece of strip around the neck of your apron. Make sure you can fit your head through but also check it’s not too long either. Cut the rest of your strip in half and pin one half to each side for your ties.

Sew strips in place

Sew strips in place

And that’s it people! One x Easy Apron made. You could have fun with different fabric textures and prints. If you’re trying to be green then use up left-overs to make contrast pockets and ties. Maybe even a colour block apron with the top one colour and the bottom a different colour?

Have a great green week,

Greenie.

 

 

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