Chef's Apron

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2009


Show off an heirloom recipe, handwritten notes and all, by turning it into a fabric pocket for an apron.


  • Sewing machine

  • Apron

  • Recipe

  • Colorfast printer fabric

  • Iron

  • Scissors


  1. Scan a favorite recipe into your computer, and print it onto colorfast printer fabric ( Let ink dry.

  2. Peel paper backing from fabric. Iron fabric to set ink. Rinse, and let dry. Trim top of fabric, leaving a 1/4-inch seam allowance.

  3. Trim sides and bottom, allowing for a 1/8-inch seam allowance. Fold in and iron edges so they will stay in place, making stitching easier.

  4. Stitch top seam down, using a sewing machine. Then stitch sides and bottom of recipe to apron, leaving the top open as a pocket.


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