I made an apron this past weekend and realized it would be pretty easy to explain here. Just a bunch of straight lines. However, it’s only a half apron. So if you need full coverage, this one’s not for you. But it’s enough to wipe those hands on and/or keep your middle clean. And if the sink hits you below the waist while you’re leaning up to it, while scrubbing dishes………this is a great apron. (I’m 5’11″…….I have this awful problem. No, I didn’t pee my pants.)
- 1 piece of fabric 18 x 25 inches (main piece)
- 1 piece of fabric 4 x 25 inches (waistband)
- 2 pieces of fabric 4 x 35 inches (ties)
- 1 pieces of fabric 6 x 8 inches (pocket)
- coordinating thread
- scissors, sewing machine, etc.
Next, your going to attach the 2 ties to each end. But first, you’ll need to fold each unfinished end just a little bit so that it will fit nicely into the opening. If you’d rather not do this, just make your strips 4 x 34 inches (instead of 4 x 35) and they should slide right in without folding. I just like the look of it.
Lastly, the pocket. Fold over the top edge (one of the shorter ends) 1/4 inch with wrong sides together. Then flip that sewn edge back and fold over 1 inch with right side together. Sew along the edge, 1/4 seam allowance. Trim the corners.
Then turn that section right side out. This is the top of your pocket. It makes it all nice and neat looking.
Whew, done. It really is a quick project. I just took a lot of pictures because if you’re anything like me…….you might like to see every step.