Monday, February 14, 2011

Sewing Room Apron & Tutorial

Ever since I got my cutting table I have become ultra paranoid about my shirts running against the table - and yes, I was cutting fabrics on the floor before :P.  So to help with this new problem I have made myself a Sewing Room Apron:

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Simple apron that would cover above the belly button and about half way down the thigh - perfect for using around the sewing room. 

Here's how I did it:

  1. Cut your fabrics:
    • Top fabric: ~21" x 17"
    • Lining fabric: ~19" x 13"
    • Ties: 2 pieces 21" x 2.5"
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    1. Make the 2 ties: Fold and sew raw edges 1/4" and fold together to form two strips for the ties
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    3.  Put together the apron top:
      • Fold 1/4" and sew down all raw edges of the lining and top fabric
      • With the top fabric right side down , place the liner right side up on top of the top fabric.  Make sure that the liner fabric is about 1 inch lower than the top fabric.  
      • Fold down the two short edges of the top fabric over the liner and sew down.  Make sure that the top fabric is sewn so that the edge of the liner fabric is completely covered
      • Fold down top edge of the top fabric about 1" over the liner fabric.  Insert a tie on each end of the folded top.  Sew down the top edge and the inserted ties.
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    4. Voila!  All done :)
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    I use this apron ALL the time.  I try not to get it all greasy and yucky so I resist using it in the kitchen (hehe save my kitchen apron for that job).  Now I am free to lean up against my cutting table all I want without having to worry about wearing down my shirts.

    Thanks for stopping by and remember I like to share my projects at these creative linking parties.



    Project Details:
    Sewing Room Apron
    Fabrics: Robert Kaufman's Metro Cafe, Natural Moda Solid, Sky Blue from Moda

    -Q

    30 comments:

    Amanda said...

    Such cute fabric, thanks for sharing

    Wendy said...

    Thanks for the tutorial. This is a great project, I always come away from sewing covered in bits of thread and I've often thought I should make a sewing apron.

    Lisa said...

    Same as Wendy said, I get covered in thread. The apron is a great idea, also, because I could have a pocket to stash tape measures and things in. I could even add a couple of holder things on the side for scissors and a pin cushion, I'm forever losing things under fabric, or forgetting where I put them down. Love your blog and am yo latest follower. I like the messy sewing room post. Mine gets pretty bad. Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers,
    Lisa x

    Ivory Spring said...

    Oh, that apron is so chic and beautiful!

    Lisa Ann said...

    I love the idea of an apron just for the sewing room! And yours is so lovely and the tutorial makes it look so easy. Thank you!

    Laurel {Make and Takes} said...

    Great idea! We're featuring fabric crafts over at the M&T Spotlight this week and I'd love for you to submit this: http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

    Donnie said...

    That's a cute idea and a great tutorial. Loved your fabric.

    Lauren @ YoungNester said...

    Great tutorial! I would love for you to link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link parties!

    And I'm a new follower. :)

    www.youngnester.blogspot.com

    Vickie said...

    Oh my. I love that fabric! Thanks for the tutorial. Hugs!

    Anne Maskell said...

    Great idea! I love that fabric!

    Melody said...

    very cute apron!! Great idea ~ and I love the fabric...

    Mindie Hilton said...

    love that print!

    Cheryl said...

    Thank you for the tute! It is really quite lovely. Thanks for sharing. I saw you on a Crafty Soiree.

    Marianne said...

    That is such a cute fabric, perfect for us coffee lovers. I have never thought about putting a lining on an apron but it sure makes sence to do so especially when you use thin cotton fabrics to make an apron of.
    Thank you for sharing your tutorial with us.

    Aubrey Leong said...

    Love that fabric! Very cute!

    Denise said...

    Love this!

    Denise
    Extreme Personal Measures

    Jamie said...

    This is adorable. Thank you for sharing. I'm a new follower. Please stop by and check out my blog http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/ and don't forget to link your tutorial to More The Merrier Monday's Link Party.

    Threeundertwo said...

    Thank you for listing the fabric - I love it! I really need to do this because I have messed up many shirts by leaning against counters. Great idea.

    MoccaChic said...

    This apron so cute and the fabric's eye catching. I hope I can make it as neat as you did.

    Tammy @ she wears flowers said...

    What a clever idea! That fabric is great!!

    Nook & Cranny said...

    Love the apron, great idea for what you need.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Michele

    Pamela said...

    Brilliant idea. And I love the fabric. Having a tutorial helps me make one easily.

    Krista @ While He Was Napping said...

    This looks amazing. I want one! I'd for you to come share it at this weekend's party! Hope to see you there!

    Sachiko said...

    So fun! I love the fabric you chose. :)

    Chris said...

    Such a clever idea. The fabrics are lovely.

    TidyMom said...

    Thanks for a great tutorial and linking up!!

    I featured your post on my wrap up!
    http://tidymom.net/2011/im-lovin-it-wrap-up-2-20-11/

    Misty said...

    Love the apron! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

    Quiltstory said...

    Such a cute idea!! Love that fabric too. Thanks for linking to Fabric Tuesday!

    Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

    Q-

    I love that kitschy fabric...

    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice Thursday!

    <3
    nicolette

    Lily said...

    Oh, that apron is so chic and beautiful!

    personalised aprons

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