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Apron

Whether you’re cooking or crafting, it’s nice to have an apron that suits your needs.

Apron

Photography: Ryan K Liebe

Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 2014

materials

  • Fabric

  • Tape

  • Scissors

  • Pins

  • Sewing machine and supplies

  • Twill tape

steps

  1. Wash, dry, and press fabric. Print template pages, tape together, and cut out. Fold fabric, right sides facing, and pin template to it; cut out.

  2. Unfold apron pieces. If you want a color-blocked apron, align bottom edge of top piece with top edge of bottom piece, right sides facing, and sew across. Press seam open. Sew double hems to finish armhole edges: Fold over 1/4 inch, press, fold over again 1/4 inch, press, and edge-stitch. Finish sides with double hems: Fold each side over 1/2 inch, press, fold over again 1/2 inch, press, and edge-stitch.

  3. Double-hem top edge of apron: Fold edge over 1/2 inch, press, fold over 1 inch, press, and edge-stitch.

  4. To attach straps, fold all ends of twill tape over 1/2 inch and press. Pin neck strap to top corners of back side of apron, as indicated on template. Make a boxstitch to attach strap to apron. Make a boxstitch to attach waist straps as indicated on template.

  5. Double-hem top edge of pocket: Fold top edge under 1/2 inch, press, fold over again 1/2 inch, press, and edge-stitch. Fold over all sides under 1/4 inch and press. Repeat for all desired pockets. Pin pocket to desired spot on apron (or larger pocket). Sew in place.

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