Three Quarters Apron
(3) complimentary Fat quarters (I use two from Anna Maria Horner’s Chocolate Lollipops collection and one unknown foodie fabric)
Thread to match all three fabrics (I used a variegated thread in reds and pinks)
Washable fabric pen (optional)
Note: 1/4 inch seam allowances used throughout.
Cutting: With selected border/tie fabric (fabric A), cut (4) 3.5 by 22 inch strips, leaving one 4 by 22 inch strip; set aside. Trim (2) apron fabrics (fabrics B and C) to match.
Bottom Border: With single 4 by 22 inch strip of fabric A, fold in half down center lengthwise (making a 2 by 22 strip), right sides together; press. Sew along two short ends of fabric A, leaving the 22 inch top open. Turn border right side out; press.
Attaching Border to Apron: Make layers of fabrics as follows: Place fabric B right side up; place fabric A on top of one of fabric B’s 22 inch sides (center the border as best you can, seam allowances, you know) with selvages together, facing out; place fabric C, right side facing down on top of other two fabrics, matching all side measurements.
Pin along 22 inch bottom of apron, layered with all three fabrics; sew this seam all the way across. Pin along both sides of apron, fabric’s B and C only. Sew side seams, careful not to stitch fabric A and leaving top of apron open. Turn apron right side out; press all seams; set aside.
Apron Tie: Sew (4) 3.5 by 22 strips of fabric A together, making one loooong apron tie; press seams to one side. Fold apron tie in half down center lengthwise (like border above), right sides together; press. Find center of apron tie and center of apron, mark on apron tie (with pins or fabric pen) where sides of apron begins and ends. Beginning at one end of apron, sew along selvage edge, stopping at the marker and leaving center open. Start again at next side marker and sew to end of apron tie. Fold right sides out; press.
Attaching Tie to Apron: At opening of apron tie, fold selvages up 1/4 inch; press. Slide apron into opening (with 1/4 inch seam allowance) and pin in place. Sew closely along the apron tie’s fold (keep this neat as it will be seen on the outside, if you’re anal retentive, you can use an invisible hand stitch on both sides of apron).
Go splash around the kitchen in you’re new, awesome apron. It also makes a great gift along with a cookbook or some lovely kitchenware.
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