This cloth apron is both cute and useful: ideal to wear when making arts and crafts.
This pattern is for a small children's size, but it can easily be altered to adult size.
- 90 x 50 cm (35-1/2 x 20 inches) thick fabric
- 1 snap button
- Matching thread
- Basic sewing supplies
- Sewing machine
- Knitting needle (optional)
Cut out the pieces
- Cut the fabric into 2 rectangles, one measuring 72 x 50 cm (28-3/8 x 20 inches) and the other measuring 18 x 50 cm (7 x 20 inches).
- Fold the larger rectangle in half lengthwise.
- Trace the curves according to the pattern below, cutting both layers at once. This gives you pieces n°1, 5, and 6.
- For the ties:
- Take the 18- x 50-cm (7- x 20-inch) rectangle and cut it lengthwise into 3 identical strips.
- Cut one of these bands at 36 cm (14-1/8 inches).
- This gives you pieces n° 2, 3, and 4.
- Hem around piece n°1, being careful at the corners.
- For the pocket:
- Take the 2 rounded pieces (n° 5 and 6).
- Sew them together, right sides together, along the length of the rectangle's long, straight side.
- Make a doubled edge of 1 cm (3/8 inch) along the long side.
- Position the pocket on the apron, pinning it and then sewing it, 5 mm (1/16 inch) in from the border, all along the rounded edges.
- For the belt and neckline:
- Fold pieces n° 2, 3, and 4 lengthwise.
- Sew them, right sides together, 5 mm (1/16 inch) from the edge.
- Turn them right side out with the help of a knitting needle.
- Sew along the same side again.
- Sew the 2 large belt pieces (n° 2 and 3) to points C and D as shown in the photos.
- In the same manner, sew one of the ends of the colored strip (piece n°4) to point B. Use the selvedge of the fabric for the exposed ends (or use a zig-zag stitch).
- Finish by attaching 1 half of the snap button at point A on the apron and the opposite half at point E on the neckline.
Variation for the pocket, belt, and neckline
- Use a dish towel that measures 50 x 70 cm (19-11/16 x 27-9/16 inches).
- Cut out the rounded pieces that will serve as the pocket.
- Most of the hemming is already done, so finish with a bias tape along the rounded parts of the neckline. Use this bias tape to make the belt, as well. Plan for at least 2 m (78-3/4 inches) of bias tape.
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