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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Ruffle Aprons!

After seeing so many online, I couldn't 
resist making some ruffle aprons!
I made some for Christmas too...

I began with a large rectangle...
about 20 by 15"
then I a double rolled hem on every side
For the ruffles I cut strips of fabric about twice
the length of the apron and then hemmed them.
I pleated the top and bottom rows so they would lay flatter.
the other rows I ruffled.

I used my scraps of black and whites!
Ready to ruffle the polka-dotted strip!
Do a long stitch across on a long setting.
Take the top thread and gently pull to ruffle.
Careful not to break that thread!

I pinned both ends down, then pinned the middle.
Then sewed it!
Row after row.
I'll be honest.  This was kinda tedious.
I wouldn't make these for a living!

After the last row that I pleated instead of ruffled...
I did one last wide and long band.
Hemmed it and folded it in half over the apron.
I sewed it on so that it would tie 
on the side rather than the back.
So cute, I wish it was a skirt!
More to come!


4you-withlove said...

very cute! my daughter got a sewing machine for Christmas and I bet she'd love to make an apron for herself!

Susan said...

Love it Nat!

Susan xxox

Shabby chic Sandy said...

so cute!

Jocelyn said...

Oh my goodness!!! That is stinking adorable...love the side tie too!!! This makes me wish I had a sewing machine...and knew how to use it:-) Thank you so much for sharing with Trick or Treat Tuesdays!!!

Joan@chocolateandmore said...

Sew cute! and I love the side tie idea. I love half aprons, especially for the kids, one size fits all!

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