How to Make a Pinup Apron (from Table Scraps!)comments (0) January 13th, 2009
- Two napkins
- One matching place mat
- Coordinating thread
- Sewing machine
- 1/2 yard of coordinating fabric for ties
1. Iron your place mat and napkins.
2. Cut your place mat in half widthwise. Set one half aside. This will be the top of your apron.
3. From one napkin, cut off both sides and the top seams or miters so you have three unfinished edges and one finished edge. This will be your skirt front piece.
4. Repeat step 3 for the second napkin. Next, cut the napkin in half lengthwise so you have two pieces with three unfinished edges and one finished edge. These will be your skirt back/side pieces.
(The seam allowance is 1/2 inch unless otherwise noted.)
1. Pin your back/side pieces right sides together with your skirt front piece. Match your raw edges and your finished edge. Sew together. Finish both seams with a three-step zigzag stitch. Press the seams to the outside of the apron (in opposite directions away from each other). You now have one complete apron skirt piece.
2. Fold the apron skirt piece right sides together. Place a pin 3 inches from the center fold. At this 3-inch mark, sew down 2 inches. Open the apron and center the pleat seam on the center of the fold material.
3. Fold the right sides together at each side seam. Place a pin 2 inches from the seam/fold. Sew 2 inches down as you did for the center pleat. Pin the pleat material in the same manner you did for the center pleat.