How To Make an Apron 101

So you want to know how to make an apron.This will be easy as we are going to use and apron that you already have in your kitchen or garage.

You've been wearing that ugly thing for long enough and all you have to do is take a few measurements, buy a swatch or two of fabric and you'll have yourself a new apron. May cost you 5 bucks, but oh well.

Here goes.

Now ladies and gents get your crafty cap on and think theme. Yes, theme.

I live in Naples Florida and every year they have the "Great Dock Canoe Races" and every year they give five hundred or so crazy canoeists a theme. Like mystical or animal kingdom or some such crazy thing.

So what ends up in the bay are these insane looking costumed paddlers. Makes you wonder what an archeologist would think 10,000 years from now if he came upon this bunch. They may actually think we all dressed like that. E Gads !

making a plain apron special

Back to what I was saying. How about scraps from a favorite shirt, bandanas, your worn jeans.

Going to use this in the kitchen or the garden or for cleaning,how about washing the dog?

So pause and give it some thought, but most all all have fun and make it yours.

Material Supply List for How to Make an Apron From A Plain Apron

Sewing Instructions For How To Make an Apron.

  1. Take a measurement of the front of your apron, as well as any other areas where you might want a pocket.
  2. Measure the length and depth of the pocket
  3. Add an inch all around-you'll need this for your seams. If you forget your pocket will not fill the entire area.
  4. Fold all edges to the inside 1/2 of an inch and press.Fold them again to the inside 1/2 of an inch.
  5. Before proceeding lay the wrong side of the pocket to the right side of the apron,make sure that the edges of the pocket and the edges of the apron line up. If not make adjustments now. My apron had rounded corners so I had to do a bit of futzing (no, I could not find this in websters) to get it to fit nicely.
  6. Once you've got it fitting just right, remove the pocket away from the apron and sew along the top edge of the pocket.
  7. Again place the wrong side of the pocket to the right side of the apron and starting at one side, sew all along the edges to attach the pocket to the apron. If your pocket is large, you will want to divide it into at least two separate pockets. To do this simply find the center and sew a line to create two pockets instead of one.
  8. If you decided to add a smaller pocket somewhere else follow the same procedure to attach.

Now tell me that doesn't look better.

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