We love this apron! Like a traditional chef’s apron, it provides full coverage, lots of pockets, and is adjustable for my 6’ husband or my 5’6” frame!
Heavy cotton (we used muslin): 28” wide and 52” long
3 yards 1” twill
Basic sewing skills, sewing machine, iron etc.
Following the measurements shown, cut the body of the apron. We showed a center fold, if that helps in cutting.
Cut the pocket rectangle.
Top and Bottom:
Iron ½ inch fold towards Apron FRONT (iron to the FRONT side of fabric). Fold and iron another ½ inch to the FRONT. Stich very close to the fold edge. Stich again very close to the other fold edge. Repeat at Bottom edge.
Iron ½ inch fold on Apron Top, iron to the FRONT side of fabric. Fold and iron another ½ inch to the FRONT. Stich very close to the fold edge. Stich again very close to the other fold edge. Repeat at Bottom edge.
Place pocket 2” down from diagonal edge (diagonal edge ends at 17” from top). Make sure pocket is placed evenly on both edges and pin well. Stitch pocket vertically at apron center directly to the apron. Stitch from top of pocket to bottom, reinforcing stitching at beginning and end. Measure 7” left of this stitching and 7” right of this stitching. Measure another 3” left of the 7” mark and another 3” right of the 7” mark. Pin well and stitch vertically. This makes 5 vertical stitch lines, forming 4 pockets. Narrow pockets are perfect for kitchen spoons and tools. Wider pocket work for towels, recipe cards, readers, phone, etc.!
Iron ½ inch fold towards Apron UNDERSIDE (iron to the UNDERSIDE of fabric). Fold another ½ inch to the UNDERSIDE. Stitch very close to the fold edge. (Only one row of stitching.) As you fold, iron and stitch, you are turning under the raw side edge of the pocket as well.
Sew a tight zigzag stitch on raw edge of each of the two diagonal sides. Turn and iron 1” fold to the UNDERSIDE. Stitch close to fold.
Pin a medium to large sized safety pin on one end of your twill. Using the safety pin, push the twill from bottom opening of diagonal edge through to top. Loop over to second diagonal edge and run through to bottom. Fold under raw ends and stitch.
Done! This makes a great hostess gift or for the man of the house who likes to spend time in the kitchen! Just like a chef’s apron, adjust by folding or unfolding at waist.
Our version was inspired by http://www.purlsoho.com/create/2011/08/11/mollys-sketchbook-adjustable-unisex-apron/ , http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/es/item/eri-09044-45-46/ and http://www.motherearthliving.com/diy-projects/try-this-button-down-apron-recycled-shirts.aspx?SlideShow=14
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