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Oilcloth Apron

Simple, functional aprons can become part of the kitchen "uniform," even for little ones.

Photography: Simon Watson

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2001


  • Oilcloth

  • Scissors

  • Sewing machine and kit

  • Bias tape


  1. Cut two pieces of oilcloth. Main piece should be 23 inches long (11 1/2 inches at top and 22 inches across).

  2. Fold larger piece vertically, wrong side out. About 1 foot from bottom, draw curve; cut.

  3. Make 1-inch hem at top of pocket panel; sew to apron, leaving 1/4-inch seam allowance.

  4. To create pockets, machine-stitch down front of pocket panel, about 1/3 of the way in from sides.

  5. Sew 1 1/2-inch hem at top of apron. Trim curved edges of apron with bias tape, leaving enough extra at each end for ties; zigzag-stitch over tape to attach.

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