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Reversible Basic Half-Apron with Ruffled Bottom February 9, 2012

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