Thursday, May 12, 2016

Crafty Thursdays: Tea Cup Apron

Today we're making a teacup apron with Janet. We found this tea cup fabric and JoAnns and fell in love, but of course, you can use any fabric you love. 

Here's what you'll need:

  • 1/4 of a yard of fabric for your apron string. (The brown polka-dot fabric.)
  • 1 yard of the main fabric (tea cup fabric below)
  • Lace or embellishments if desired
  • Thread, needle, sewing machine if desired
  • Iron and ironing board

Step One:
Press all fabric so it's wrinkle free

Step Two:
Measure your waist. Open up your apron string, contrasting fabric. Cut a strip 5 inches wide for your apron string, allowing 15 extra inches at each end (30 total), so you can tie it. You may choose to use the other fabric to extend the tie. Set aside.

Step Three:
Next cut your apron skirt. Cut 20-inch length full width of fabric (44in or 54in, depending on your desired size) 

Step Four:

Hem sides and bottom of fabric with a 5/8 inch seam, so no raw edges are exposed.

Step Five:
Pin your apron string fabric together inside out. Sew one seam and turn right side out. 

Step Five:

Gather the raw edge of the top of the apron into pleats and pin it to the apron string. If you are using a lace embellishment, slide the edge of the lace in-between the apron strong fabric and the skirt on the right side and place a few more pins. Make sure pleats are uniform and have the look you desire. It's easier to sew this all together.

Now your apron is together.

Step Five: You can add an optional row of pom poms or another embellishment. 

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