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A pretty handmade apron, perfect for a gift, and easily personalized and embelished

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  • How to make a half apron. Fancy Apron - Step 1
    Step 1

    First you will need to make a pattern. One larger square and one smaller. I used a sheet of 18x24 drawing paper as my smaller and a 24x30 sheet as the larger.

  • How to make a half apron. Fancy Apron - Step 2
    Step 2

    Iron your fabric very well.

  • How to make a half apron. Fancy Apron - Step 3
    Step 3

    Next cut out your peices. The patterned fabric will be your smaller square and your solid will be the larger.

  • How to make a half apron. Fancy Apron - Step 4
    Step 4

    Here's what your peices should look like

  • How to make a half apron. Fancy Apron - Step 5
    Step 5

    You are going to place your smaller square in the center of the larger. Once again, iron your peices. You will then create a diagonal slit at each corner.

  • How to make a half apron. Fancy Apron - Step 6
    Step 6

    You are then gouing to fold the edges of the larger square inward, creating a border. Iron this down as well as folding in the raw edges and ironing them as well.

  • How to make a half apron. Fancy Apron - Step 7
    Step 7

    Tuck corners back and pin.

  • How to make a half apron. Fancy Apron - Step 8
    Step 8

    Pin your corners so they stay put while you sew.

  • How to make a half apron. Fancy Apron - Step 9
    Step 9

    sew along the inside edge of your border.

  • How to make a half apron. Fancy Apron - Step 10
    Step 10

    Cut out a strip twice the width of the border, and long ebough to be tied around the waist. face the fabric and fold it down the middle. Sew edges together,forming a long tube and then flip tube right-side-out.

  • How to make a half apron. Fancy Apron - Step 11
    Step 11

    Line the tube along the top border of your apron. This will create a waist band and ties. Sew along top and bottom edge of your tube, and don't forget to close off the ends ofyour ties using a fairly durable stitch

  • How to make a half apron. Fancy Apron - Step 12
    Step 12

    Use your embroidery hoop to help handstitch your embellishment onto the apron. I made this out of felt, but shape can be bought(or found!)and be sewn on as well. Also add a pocket of you so wish

  • How to make a half apron. Fancy Apron - Step 13
    Step 13

    And there you have it! a beautiful hand made apron!

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