Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Apron questions answered

I have had several people ask about the aprons I made last week.  Let me clarify- I did NOT come up with this idea, I am certainly not that creative.  My sis-in-law sent me this link that I pretty much followed.  I thought the directions were a little confusing, but it was such a good idea.  Basically you just cut off the front of the shirt and use an apron that fits you as a pattern (adding in a seam allowance).  I used the flounce pattern from this tutorial and adjusted the pattern to fit the bottom of my pink apron. 
The reversible apron is made from the backs of 2 shirts.  It's the same size as the pink one, but the top is cut off and replaced with straps.  Just sandwich all your straps and ruffle facing inward between the 2 shirt pieces that are right sides together.  I sewed the ruffle and all the straps in place first so that they would stay in place and be reinforced.  Sew all your edges leaving an opening at the top for turning inside out.  After you have turned the apron right side out, iron the apron and top stitch all the way around making sure you close up your opening at the top. 
I was just experimenting with these 2 aprons.  I hope to make some much cuter ones in the future.  I have some other ideas for reusing some of Dad's clothes too, but I haven't found the time to work on those projects yet.  Stay tuned for more...


Kristi said...

Thanks for this. I love the way you combined tutorials to make something really cute. Can't wait to see more. :)

Kimber said...

Totally agree with Kristi!