How to Make an Ensemble of Accessories to Please Every Chef on Your Listcomments (1) December 5th, 2008
Anyone who likes to cook will appreciate this great straight-cut bistro apron with lots of room in the generous jeans-style pockets. It’s wide enough to wrap around the hips with two ties that are long enough to bring to the front and tie. The mitts, made from scraps of the apron fabric and filled with an insulated batting to reflect the heat, complete the package.
Here’s what you'll need to do this project:
- 1-1/4 yards of denim fabric for the apron and mitts (this may vary if you make the apron larger or smaller)
- Thread to match the denim and gold thread for the quilting and topstitching
- 1/4 yard lining fabric for the mitts
- 1/4 yard insulated batting such as Insul-Bright™ by The Warm Company
This finished apron is approximately 25 inches long and 38 inches wide. The ties are each 30 inches long and 1 inch wide.
1. Cut the following pieces from the denim fabric:
• A rectangle 29 inches long, 40 inches wide.
• Two rectangles 31 inches long, 2-1/2 inches wide. (Optional: Place one short end of each piece along the selvage if desired so the ties can be sewn as a tube, which makes finishing the tie ends easier.)
• Two rectangles 10 inches long, 11 inches wide. Shape each to resemble a jeans’ back pocket.
2. To form the waistband, press under 1-3/4 inches on the top of the main piece, then press under the raw edge 1/4 inch. (This forms the waistband facing, which will be stitched down later.)
3. Make the pockets: Press under 3/4 inch at the top edge of each pocket, then press under the raw edge 1/4 inch. Machine-stitch this top hem in place using contrasting gold thread. Stitch along the fold with the same thread.
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