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Easy On, Easy Off Apron

Martha Stewart Living, March 2006

Start cooking with this one-size-fits-all apron. It lets you tighten neck and waist strings in a single, fluid motion so the apron can be cinched to fit anyone. To create one for your kitchen, remove the existing ties from a standard apron. Cut ten 2 1/2-inch pieces of 1-inch-wide cotton twill tape for the loops (left) make a 1/4-inch hem at both ends by folding the fabric under and ironing. Pin five pieces to each side of the apron's back, about 1/8 inch from the edge. Machine sew short ends in place. To make the strap, cut a 120-inch length of twill tape, sew a double 1/4-inch hem at both ends, and feed it through loops.

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