Wednesday, August 7, 2013

wip - aprons

A friend asked me to make some aprons for a wedding reception with this beautiful vintage fabric.

So, of course, I got distracted and pulled out some fabric I purchased for another apron


Don't you love this newsprint?  I've already ordered more.

I've written myself some notes on how I did the binding.  You're welcome to tag along if you'd like:

Cut binding fabric on the bias, 2 inch strips.  Fold in 1/2 lengthwise and press like you would on a normal binding.

Sew raw edges of binding to the back of your apron edge as shown with a scant 1/4" seam allowance.  (needle setting 8.0)

Press binding, creating a crease so that the folded part of the binding is furthest from apron, see below.

This is what it looks like from the front.

Now fold the binding over onto the front and sew down close to the edge.  

Use "still dottie's" apron diy tutorial, found in my Pinterest under the "current" board.  Cut pattern wider on the sides for a larger size.

This was what I was going to work on tonight, sewing a new quilt together.

 And this is my pathway to the ironing board.

all linked up:

freshly pieced

sew much ado

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  1. I LOVE that newsprint fabric - it makes a gorgeous apron! Lovely little comma quilt too :-)

  2. Newsprint fabric on an apron! Might be more fun to read it than to cook dinner!

  3. I love the shapes of the vintage aprons, that newspaper print works great! I love the Comma quilt, I have a mini charm pack of it which I'm going to make into hexies :-)


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