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I’ve been wanting to make myself a new full size apron and a few for gifts. I didn’t really feel like buying a pattern because, boy, those are expensive! So I decided to try to do it on my own. It was much easier than I thought! Note: For this you will need some basic sewing skills, how to hem, how to sew a ruffle, how to back stitch, ect.
Start by picking out a fabric. I had this nice heavier pink fabric that I found at a thrift store for less than $1. I wanted a little heavier material so it’s more durable. Cut out a shape like this, make sure you fit it to your size or to the size of the one you want to make it for. The edge of the cut out top part should slope right to where you will be tying on the strings.
Hem all the sides but the bottom. I did a 1/4 inch hem all the way around.
View of the hem on the top.
Cut 4 stripes of fabric. One for the loop on the top of the apron, 2 to make the strings to tie around the back and a wider one for the bottom ruffle. Hem the edges of all these pieces of fabric.
You should have left one edge of the ruffle unhemed. Create the ruffle by sewing this to the bottom of the apron. Folding it over every so once in a while.(Of course this means your ruffle has to be a longer piece of fabric than your apron is wide, don’t forget!)
Sew on the top loop and the apron strings.
Finished apron! The strings get sewn onto the bottom of the slope that you cut in the top of the apron. It’s so cute and easy to make! This took me about 2 hours to do and I had distractions.