During this blog, I will demonstrate how to make this lovely Christmas apron!
For this Christmas apron I used one and one-fourth yards of each fabric listed above.
I don’t know about you but every Christmas I have some last minute gifts to make so when I found this apron I knew I had to make it! The great thing about this apron it only takes approximately two and a half yards to make.
I started the process by selecting a face fabric for my apron. Christmas Jewels Metallic just screams fun! I cut out my pieces which includes: a 23 inch square piece of fabric, a 24 inch long piece of three inch wide, and fabric for the pocket. I just drew me a house shape for the pocket.
Next I chose a contrasting fabric for the back side of the apron. Christmas Jewels Glitter Red will add the pop needed for the trim and flaps on the apron. First cut a square piece of fabric measuring 25 1/2 inch, next cut the ties which measure 3 inch by 44 inch, plus two pieces for the contrast on the apron bottom front which measure 2 and a half inches by 26 inches. Last cut another pocket out of the contrast fabric.
Let’s start putting the pieces together. First take one of the contrasting pieces that measure 2 and one half inches by 26 inches, add this to the bottom of the face fabric. Place the contrast fabric face down onto the face fabric and sew down using one fourth inch seam allowance.
Now add the other piece of 2.5 by 26 inch fabric sewing up to the other piece that you just added making sure not to sew past where the two pieces meet.
I hope you can see the place where I stopped sewing, right where the machine foot is shown.
Now fold the apron in half and finish sewing the point into place.
The next step is to sew the face fabric square to the contrast fabric square. In the photo hopefully you can see the gap that was left, I started sewing the apron front and back together at approximately four inches above the point where the contrasting fabric had been added in the previous steps. Leave a gap in the opposite side of the apron front also because you will need to add the straps later.
Clip the corners making sure not to nip your stitches. Start turning the apron right side out through one of the gaps.
Once you have all the apron pulled through the gap take it to the ironing board and press.
Next sew the pocket fabric together. Place the right sides together and sew around the perimeter leaving a small gap at the bottom of the pocket. Clip the corners as you did with the apron, turn right side out and press.
Now add the pocket to the front of the apron. Fold the apron in half to find the location to place the pocket. I measured up nine inches from the apron bottom to get the height needed then placed it in the center for the width.
Sew around three sides as shown in the photo leaving the top open to create the pocket. Press the flap down.
Time to make the ties for the apron and the neck strap. The ties are two pieces of fabric that was cut three inches wide by forty-four inches long.
Sew the straps by folding in half as shown in the photo leaving one end open while sewing the other end closed. Turn these right side out. I used a small dowel rod to help with this part.
Remember when the front and back of the apron was sewn together? We left a gap on both sides. This is where the ties will be added. Place the raw edge of the strap inside the gap and top stitch in place. Do this for both sides.
Now add the neck strap. I measured down from the point about 4 and a half inches and made a crease, this is where the straps will be added.
Top stitch into place.
The last step is to add the decorative buttons. I placed one on the pocket flap and one on the neck flap area.
Now you know how to make this simple but very pretty Christmas apron!!
Happy sewing until next time!