Apron in IL090 100% Linen fabric
YOU WILL NEED
1.5 yards for apron with pocket, 1 yard without in IL090 natural.
1. Wash, dry and iron fabric.
2.Fold fabric in half matching selvedges.
3. Using the diagram below, draft out your apron pattern onto the fabric using some chalk, or you may like to draft it on some large paper. I did it this way so I could make multiple aprons and not have to trace it out again and again on my fabric.
A-Apron, cut 1 on fold
B-Waist ties, cut 2
C-Neck strap, cut 1
D-Pocket, cut 1
4.The linen is the same on both sides, so designate a right and wrong side and mark your pieces.
5. Take the apron front, and fold the curved edges twice ¼” to the wrong side. Iron and then topstitch in place close to the inner fold.
6.Fold the top and side edges over twice ½”, iron and topstitch close to the inner fold.
7.Fold the bottom edge over twice ½”, iron and topstitch close to the inner fold. Set this aside for now.
8.Fold your neck strap piece (c) in half, with wrong sides together, pin. Stitch along the long edge at ¼”. Turn right side out. Press in half and set aside.
9. Take your two waist ties and fold the long edges in ¼” to the wrong side. Then fold the two short edges in ¼” to the wrong side.
10. Fold each of the ties in half, with wrong sides together, matching long edges, and sandwiching all of those folded edges together. Pin in place. Top stitch around all four sizes of the ties 1/16” from the edge.
11.Attach your waist ties to the wrong side of your apron. Top stitch in place.
12. Attach the closed end of the neck strap in place at the top corner. Top stitch in place just as you did the waist ties. Try on your apron, and adjust the length of your neck tie to fit over your head.
13. Trim away the excess fabric and push the raw edges of the neck strap in ¼” and topstitch closed. Attach to the other top corner of your apron (wrong side)
14. Now for the pocket: two short edges and one long edge to the wrong side ½”. Do not sew down, we will do that when we sew the pocket tot he apron.
15. Fold the other long edge over ½” and then a full 1”. Topstitch close to the inner folded edge. I sewed two lines of stitching 1/16" and 1/4" from the folded edge.
16. Pin your pocket to the front of your apron, tucking under the folded edges. Topstitch close to the pocket edges and bottom about 1/16” and again a little more than ½” to enclose your raw edge inside the pocket. Be sure to back stitch at the pocket opening edges for a strong hold.