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My first attempt of a much needed accessory
I am still learning machine embroidery, and this is another example of me trying new things. I had a few problems with the lining fabric puckering, but not bad for a first go. I have since learned that I should have used double lines of stitching, so that the fabric frays to the first line, and the second holds it.

Posted by Holly B. from Dorset, England, United Kingdom • Published See Holly B.'s 26 projects »
  • How to make a full apron. Kitchen Apron - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut out one piece of denim in the shape of your apron, allowing for hemming, and a second piece for the patterned panel. Cut a smaller piece of lining fabric, and pin to the back of the smaller piece of denim as shown (right side against the denim).

  • How to make a full apron. Kitchen Apron - Step 2
    Step 2

    Draw a design in tailors chalk, making sure that the windows in the pattern fall within the boundary of the pins.

  • How to make a full apron. Kitchen Apron - Step 3
    Step 3

    Sew along your drawn lines and cut out the denim within the shapes to reveal the lining fabric beneath.

  • How to make a full apron. Kitchen Apron - Step 4
    Step 4

    Pin the panel to the front of the apron, sew around the edge of the pattern, and cut around it. Hem the edges of the apron, and attach straps.
    The final pattern will hopefully become more prominent with wear as the edges fray.

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Holly B.
Holly B. · Dorset, England, GB · 28 projects
It's just a random pattern of swirls. Cam - I love your profile pic!!
Ginger Ginger.
Ginger Ginger. · Australia, AU · 16 projects
very cool but can i ask what the desing on the botttom is ? it looks a bit like lips
northernstar · Flateyri, Westfjords, IS · 35 projects
Very nice, everyone needs an apron! Happy
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1432 projects
Ohh, very pretty!

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