Thanksgiving is such a great time to enjoy a meal with family or friends. It is definitely the season where you may find yourself in the kitchen more often or that you may be attending holiday meals as a guest. A fun sewing project to get yourself ready for this season is a new apron! Make one for yourself, give one to a hostess, or sew one up as a Christmas present.
This retro apron that I am going to show you how to make today can be made using any woven fabric. I prefer one that is a medium weight fabric. I used polyester twill to make my apron and love how sturdy the apron and how well it holds up in the kitchen.
1.5 to 2 hours
Just in case you missed any step, here is a brief summary of what we are doing on the video:
a) Hem the pocket top. Iron the sides of the pocket to enclose the raw edges. Attach the pocket to the front of the skirt.
b) Hem the sides of the skirt
c) attach the waist to the skirt.
d) Gather bottom of the bodice on the main and on the lining.
e) Sew bodice to the top of the waist, leaving 1/4 an inch unsewn on sides of the bodice.
f) Sew the waist ties. Press. Topstitch the entire waist.
g) Sew the sides of the bodice right sides together.
h) Sew the neckline. Press. Topstitch the sides and neckline of the bodice. Adjust.
i) Attach the neck straps by wrapping one strap around the top of the bodice edge, right sides together. Sew the entire tie right sides together, leaving an opening. Turn right sides out. Press. Topstitch all of the neck ties.
j) Hem the side of the skirt.
k) Hem the sides and bottom of the ruffle. Gather the top of the ruffle.
l) Attach the ruffle to the bottom of the skirt. Finish seam. Press. Topstitch seam towards the bodice.
You are finished! Thanks for sewing with me today! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy lots of yummy food!