I was wandering around Hobby Lobby (much more frequently than I should) when I found the cutest fabric - perfect for things around the kitchen. On a whim, I decided that I needed a new, DIY apron. I did buy quite a bit of the fabric, so I'm thinking of also making a oven mitts and some pot holders out of it.
Let's Get Started!
1. Print, cut and tape together the template (top and bottom) from Style Me Pretty.
3. With correct sides facing each other, lay the corresponding parts from each fabric. Stitch together.
5. Cut two 3" x 16.5" strips from the contrasting fabric. On each longer edge, iron a 0.5" hem. On each short edge, iron a 0..25" hem.
7. For each folded strip, stitch the edges together, leaving a 0.25" seam. At one end of each strip, stitch together, also leaving a 0.25" seam.
9. Cut a 8.5" x 20" piece from the main fabric. On one of the longer edges, fold and iron a 0.5" hem. On the shorter edges, fold and iron a 0.5" hem on both sides.
11. Pin the hemmed piece onto the skirt, with the 0.25" hem on the top. Stitch the other 3 edges onto the skirt. To divide the pockets, stitch vertically at intervals down the length of the pocket.
13. Under the bottom of the strip on the front, pin the sides and center of the skirt in place. Pin ruffles at intervals.
15. On each side of the waist strips, place the unhemmed edge of the 1" x 36" strip, leaving about 1" inside. Stitch along the edge, going back and forth a few times along the waist tie.
2. Cut out the templates from both fabrics.
4. Turn fabric right side out.
6. Cut two 2" x 36" strips and two 1.5" x 28" strips from the contrasting fabric. Fold each strip lengthwise and iron flat.
8. Using a straw, turn the strips right side out.
10. On the remaining longer edge, fold, iron, and stitch a 0.25" hem.
12. Place the hemmed 2.5" x 16" strips along the base of the top (one on the front, one on the back), overlapping about 0.25". Stitch the strips and top together.
14. With the strips covering both sides again, stitch the strips and skirt together.
16. Fold 1" back on each unhemmed edge of the 0.5" x 28" strip. Place onto the edge of the top corner of the apron top. Stitch along the end of the fold, and again along the edge of the top.
And You're Done!