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Basic Apron

On an apron, like this one, a French seam lets you color-block pieces of fabric together without any raw edges on the inside. Since this essentially places one seam inside another, it works best with light-to-medium- weight fabrics. (Thicker denims are too bulky.)

Photography: Ryan K Liebe

Source: Martha Stewart

materials

  • 2 contrasting pieces of fabric

  • Sewing machine and supplies

  • Scissors

  • Ruler

  • Craft knife

  • Twill tape or ribbon

steps

  1. Using the image below as a guide, lay template out on your work space.

  2. Using a ruler and a craft knife, trim left side of each sheet at vertical crop marks. Repeat process to trim bottom of each sheet. Using remaining crop marks as guide, align design, then tape sheets together.

  3. For the neck strap, use one 20-inch piece of 1-inch twill tape or ribbon. For the waist straps, use two 44-inch pieces of 1-inch twill tape or ribbon.

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