After choosing a apron pattern (McCall’s 2947), I started by cutting out the three pieces needed for my Christmas apron.
The apron front was cut on the fold. Then the other two pieces (pocket and straps) were cut flat.
First step in sewing the apron was to serge both the top of the apron front and the pocket top. The next step was to turn the top edge of the apron and pocket down 5/8″ press, pin, then stitch.
Then move to the sides of your apron. Notice I also serged the sides, then pressed 5/8″ seam allowance.
Sorry for the bad photo but this is where I folded the side seam that was pressed 5/8″ in half to have a rolled hem. Press once more, then pin and stitch.
After you have turned up a 5/8″ seam allowance around the bottom of the pocket it’s time to add this to your apron front. To make sure I have the pocket positioned correctly on the apron front, I pressed both the apron and pocket in half. This step helps tremendously. Open your apron front and pocket and align the creases you made by pressing.
Pin your pocket in position and then stitch.
Now it is time to make your ties for the apron. My pattern called for ties or banding cut on the bias.
This is my pile of ties cut 3 and 1/4″ wide.
Fold and press once more. After you have measured and cut your apron ties make sure to fold and press your ends inside and stitch.
This photo demonstrates how to pin and stitch down the ties.