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Super Cute Valentines Ruffled Apron Pattern Tutorial DIY February 9, 2012

VALENTINE RUFFLE APRON


You will need the following fabric:

(1) 15 1/2″ x 20 1/2″ piece of  fabric for the back of the apron- Piece A
(4)  6 1/2″ x 33 1’/2″ pieces of fabric for the ruffles- Piece B
(2) 4 1/2″ x 24 1/2″ pieces of fabric for the apron strings- Piece C
(1)  4 1/2″ x 20 1/2″ piece of fabric for the band- Piece D

Directions:

Make a 1/4″ hem by folding under 1/4″ of the fabric and then folding over again, enclosing all raw edges of piece  “A”, iron under 1/4″ on all sides and stitch.

“B” Pieces- Hem the same way on the two short sides  and one long side, leaving one 33″ side unsewn.    Repeat with all 4 pieces.

Working on the right side of the fabric, using long machine stitches, stitch along the unsewn side at 1/4″ and again 1/8″ in seam allowance. Pull threads to adjust gathers. Starting on the bottom, pin the top  edge of the ruffle to the  wrong side of the fabric on piece “A” at about 1″ up from the bottom.  Wrap the gathering threads around the pin.  Adjust gathers to fit across and pin piece down on opposite side. Stitch over the gathers to keep in place.

Sew the next ruffle (“B”) to piece “A” about 4 1/2″ above the top of the previously sewn ruffle, making sure the top ruffles overlaps the bottom ruffle by about an inch.  Repeat with remaining ruffles.

Once the ruffles are sewn on, you should have about 1 1/2″ of piece “A” left at the top.

Take Pieces “C” and hem all 3 edges, leaving one short edge open. 

Next, take piece “D” and fold in half. Press with iron. Fold under 1/4″ on remaining 3 sides. Place the top of piece “A” inside of piece “C” and pin to hold in place.  Place pieces “C” on both ends of the band. Secure in place with pins. Stitch (2) short ends (being sure to catch the apron strings underneath) and stitch along the open end.

a very SPECIAL THANK YOU TO  

http://morganmoore.typepad.com/one_more_moore/2007/02/valentine_tree__1.html 

FOR sharing this cute apron pattern with us!

Stay Crafty & Funky everyone! Love, Okie

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Reversible Basic Half-Apron with Ruffled Bottom

Reversible Basic Half-Apron with Ruffled Bottom

(ignore oven mitt please – thats for later 🙂

Materials Needed:

2 pieces complementary patterned fabric, 15″x24″

1 strip of fabric for top binding & apron strings, 4″x 55″ (or use a measuring tape to determine your desired length – you may have to sew two lengths together) of accent fabric.

1  31/2″x36″ length of fabric for ruffled bottom in accent fabric

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 Ruffled Bottom:

Fold a 3 1/2″ x 36″ length of fabric in half lengthwise, wrong sides together.

Using the longest stitch on your machine, sew a basting stitch 3/8″ from raw edge.

Pull top thread carefully, slightly ruffling the fabric until it is approx. 23″ long.

Place one piece of apron fabric right side up. Line up the raw edge of the ruffle with the raw bottom edge of apron fabric, ruffle pointed toward the inside.  The ruffle should start and end 1/4″ from the left and right edges of the apron piece (figure f)

Right sides of both apron pieces together, lay ruffle piece along bottom edge, sew bottom and sides; clip the corners (figure 2. & b.)

Turn right side out and press.

Using your machine’s longest stitch, sew a basting stitch 3/8″ from the top edge, leaving a long tail of thread at the end.

Pull the top thread carefully, loosely gathering into a slight ruffle (figure c.)

Press the fabric strip in half lengthwise.

Open and fold the raw sides into the center.

Press. Fold closed and press again (figure d.).

Center the fabric binding over the gathered top edge of the apron and pin in place.

Starting at one end of the binding, top-stitch the binding closed,

stitching close to the bottom edge (figure e.)

And that’s it! You’re all done You Crafty Thang! LOL … Sorry the Ruffled part was not drawn onto the pattern images besides the 1st image – Was added to pattern later 🙂 Enjoy your new reversible apron!

Have fun! Stay Crafty & Funky!! XOXO, Okie