Remember this apron? I made it for my friend Amy and posted it a little while ago.
A couple people were asking me how I made it, so I decided to make a step-by-step guide. It’s my first time doing a formal tutorial, so I’m real sorry for being wordy. If anyone has questions, feel free to message me!
And if you end up making one, please share pics with me! I’d love to see them!
My friend Amy’s birthday was back in September. I had meant to make her something special, but didn’t know what. Luckily, she saw my blog post on Nat’s apron, and told me she wanted an apron too – but one with a top part. Consider it a belated birthday present, I told her.
I started by looking for reference pics online, then sketched out a plan of action.
In general, I followed this sketch, but didn’t end up making the neck strap the same, and omitted the monogrammed pocket. I had learned a couple lessons from making Nat’s apron, so Amy’s went more smoothly.
In between cutting and sewing the white fabric for the ruffle, I took a photo break.
Wouldn’t this make a cute pillow cover?
After cutting out the ruffles and the waist and neck straps, I started on the body. I kept measuring it against myself to make sure it’d fit Amy.
Once the body was done, I sewed on the waist and the neck straps. I used the button setting on my sewing machine to make a button hole on the neck strap so that the apron would be easier to put on and take off.
And finally, I had Amy’s apron. It’s retro and fun.
And since Amy’s an excellent cook, I know it’ll get put to good use. Happy birthday Amy!
Want to make one for yourself?
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