I met the lovely Sara from Smashed Avocado through Instagram a while back and have loved following along with her on her blog. Amazing recipes and a fab series on mental health this past month…go check it out!
So, when we finally got a date in the diary, I got treated to a gorgeous lunch and enjoyed great company with both Sara and Ben from Angel and Anchor who took these gorgeous photos.
As a wee gift to say thank you I made her this half apron with some gorgeous linen I was given.
So to make the apron you’ll need:
// fabric (and that’s about it!!)
Cut out 2 rectangles from your fabric:
– One large rectangle (I did mine 24 x 14.5 inches)
– One smaller rectangle for the pocket (whatever size you want, mine was 16 x 8.5 inches)
– A long strip that will be used as the tie to wrap around your waist. (60 x 2 inches)
If you don’t have a piece long enough you can cut two pieces which attach to the side of the apron like I did in this tutorial.
On the main rectangle sew a seam along the two sides and then turn up and seam the bottom edge. I sewed a double stitch right around to give a more professional finish. Tie off all knots.
The waist tie:
Fold the edges of strip in and then fold down centre. Press both folds.
At each end tuck in the edges and pin. Press again.
Fold both the apron and the strip in half and match the centre marks. Wrap the strip around the top edge of the main apron piece and pin in place.
Sew around the edge of the strip which then encloses the main body into the apron tie.
In a clockwise direction press in an edge the whole way round the pocket piece like above. Sew along the top edge and tie off.
Pin the pocket in place. If you want to split the main pocket into two, use a disappearing marker to rule a line to use as a guide.
Sew along the side and bottom edges. I try to sew very close to the edge to give a good finish.
Sew up the ruled line and tie off all your knots.
To see who I’m linking up with head here.