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Not only does a hand-sewn apron help to keep your clothes safe from cooking-related accidents and splatters, it can also look incredibly stylish and, if trendy enough, provide you with the inspiration that you need to actually do some cooking in the first place! So, get your sewing machine ready – this is how to sew an apron the easy way!
Grab an old apron and use it to trace the correct shape onto the fabric of your choice. Once you have cut out the shape, you’ll need to start by finishing off the edges. The easiest way in which to do this is to fold the edges inwards, press and fold again before stitching.
Most aprons will have a pocket included in their design, which can come in handy. Make yours by simply cutting the shape that you want out of any fabric and pressing the top edge under by a half inch, folding in again another inch and stitching across the top of the pocket. Also, press the other edges in by a half inch. Finally, you will need to stitch around the sides to secure the pocket. Make sure that it stays put by doing at least two rows of stitching.
Next, you will need to create a neckband for the apron. We recommend using a stretchy material so that you won’t have to physically tie it around your neck. Stitch the edges of the neckband onto the apron in the same way that you secured the apron pocket.
Lastly, you will have to create your waist ties. Don’t forget to use a few rows of stitching to make sure that you have a lasting hold. Remember, make sure that the ties are long enough!
It goes without saying that making an apron from scratch is one of the most enjoyable sewing projects there is. Luckily, as long as you have a quality sewing machine, it won’t be much of a challenge or take too much time out of your day.
Are you looking to invest in an affordable sewing machine or any other essential sewing equipment, such as specialised overlockers? Whatever your requirements, you will find it all right here at Empisal. For more information, feel free to contact us.