Thursday, 12 June 2014

Barbecue Apron

In honour of Father's Day I have made an apron that he might  wear when cooking up a storm on the barbecue! I'm not sure but here goes - it's a nice apron anyway.

The apron measures 27" across and 35" long, and the ties are 2" x 40" finished and the neck band is 2"x 24" finished. The pocket is 27" x 17" unfinished. You will need approx. 1 1/2 - 2 yards of fabric depending on the width.
The ties, and neck band are made by pressing a 1/4" seam allowance onto the wrong side of the fabric along both sides of the length of the tie. Then fold the tie in half, wrong sides together along the length and press, folding one end into a point on each tie. Stitch along both folds.
Fold the pocket in half along the length, with right sides together, and stitch a 1/4" seam. turn the pocket right side out and press so that the seam is along the bottom edge of the pocket.

For the Dresden Plate I chose 2 co-ordinating fabrics 18" x 8", and I ironed a fusible web onto the wrong side of the fabric.
Using the Big Shot, and the large Dresden Plate Bigz Die - I cut 6 plates from each fabric.
I fused them in place on the pocket to create 2 semi-circles and then zig-zag stitches around the edges.
to complete the apron - press a narrow double hem around all the edges of the apron. Fold and pin the neck band and ties into the apron hem and stitch in place. Then stitch all around the apron hems.
Fold the sides of the pocket to the wrong side and pin in place to the apron. Stitch the pocket in place and then stitch a seam down the middle to make 2 pockets.
I'm not sure whether he'll wear it - but it is a nice apron! and it could be made in pretty fabrics for Mum at another time!
Keep sewing.

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