I didn't have the full tutorial, but I went back and found all the old pictures. I've written the new tutorial, so I wanted to share it with you today!!
I called the apron a 2*10 Apron. Why 2*10? Well, you only need 2 fat quarters and only takes 10 minutes to make!! Further down this post is another option for a 3*10 apron with a pocket.
It's reversible too!!
Here are the two fat quarters.
What's a Fat Quarter you ask? If you aren't familiar with the quilting term, you can click HERE.
If you don't have fat quarters, you will cut 2 pieces of fabric at 18 inches by 22 inches.
Place fabrics right sides together. Sew and all the way around with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Leave an opening on the bottom for turning.
Snip the corners to reduce the fabric bulk in the corners.
Turn right side out through the opening.
I use a chop stick to poke out the corners.
Iron the seams and corners.
You can close the opening with a hand whip stitch or...
just sew it on the machine.
Now to make the waist band...
Decide which fabric (mine would be either the green or the purple) you want to be used for the waist band and fold that side over .
The green fabric is my back side fabric folded over to the front.
I folded it over about 2 inches. Do more or less according to the width of your ribbon.
I just like the "look" of the 2 inch band. Pin to secure for sewing.
Now take your ribbon cut to the length you need for your waist plus extra for tying and attach a safety pin to the end.
Run the ribbon through the waist band using the safety pin to guide you through the length of the apron.
Seriously 10 minutes or less.
Two tone waist band.
or the reverse side that is all one fabric.
You can also scrunch up the apron for a gathered look.
So many fabric combinations for every occasion, season or holiday. This is a watermelon seed fabric, perfect for summer picnics!
Cut an extra long ribbon to have it come around from the back and tie in the front.
Now for the 3*10 Apron Tutorial...with 3 fat quarters. The extra FQ is for the pocket!!
If you are using a pre-cut fat quarter, you will be cutting it in half.
Cut it in half to give you a piece that is 9 inches by 22 inches.
The second piece will be extra, but maybe you can make a pot holder out of it to match the apron!!
Take the top edge of the piece (the long 22 inch edge) and turn it down about 1/2 inch.
Then fold it over again.
Sew close to the edge.
Now place that piece on top of one of your fat quarter pieces, both right sides facing UP and the hemmed edge where my finger is.
Next, you will find the center of the pocket piece and mark it with a pin.
Sew a straight line from the top of the pocket to the bottom to make a divided pocket with 2 pouches.
Now place the second fat quarter on top of every thing with right sides together.
You will follow the same instructions for sewing all the way around with 1/4 inch seam, except leave the opening on the side instead of the bottom where the pocket is.
Turn right side out, make waist band and then run the ribbon through, same as the other apron.
Here it is with 2 great pockets!!
I hope you enjoy this easy tutorial. Thank you to the ladies who let me know the other tutorial was no longer available.
These aprons are easy to make and use up small pieces of fabric from our stashes. If you have a church group, quilt guild, PTA group, craft group etc that can get together and "assembly line" these, you can make so many in such a short time.
They are great gifts for...
- quilt guilds
- craft fairs
- sewing bees
- friends and family
Have fun with this!!