I needed an apron/tool belt that I could wear when I am at the Markets. I don't want to carry a heavy bag, and needed things at my finger tips.
It was easy once I was happy with the shape, and you can add different pockets, lace trims etc wherever you like. And the best thing is that it's able to fit anyone!
I was inspired by something similar from KayLin Designs, Los Angeles.
First cut a piece of fabric to the shape that you want.
Cut a piece the same shape for the lining.
Grab a piece of fabric from the scraps to make a pocket.
Attach at an angle - this is for a right-handed person, so angle it so their hands can go in easily.
Before I attached it, I trimmed it with some gothic grosgrain ribbon.
attach as many pockets as you want.
This one ends up on the back of the hip and is the right size as my phone.
I trimmed it with pre-gathered lace before I attached it.
When you are happy with the number of pockets attached, then add some darts around the top, to make it fit the body easily.
I just pinched about 1cm and sewed a dart. I did 3 - one at the side front, one at the side, and one at the back. The side one is longer than the others.
grab some scraps to make a tube.
Thread the 2 D rings through the tube and pin to side front panel.
Cut a length of fabric for the strap - I just cut it from selvedge to selvedge.
Sew it length wise and turn it right side out.
Attach to the back of the apron.
Attach the lining panel and sew.
Trim and cut corners.
Turn right side out and press.
Add trims if desired.
ready to wear!!
The back/side view - or it could end up on your front Left hip.