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I threw a Pampered Chef party on the weekend and when I was shopping at the dollar store for loot bag ideas (ended up tying bags of fruit themed candies to a wooden spoon with pretty ribbon! cute!), I found these hilariously tacky pink rubber gloves so I got those to use as a prize. Then on the day of the party when I realized I was ready way ahead of schedule, I decided to try my hand at making my first apron. If it turned out, the plan was to add it with the rubber gloves for a nice door prize. The result is what follows...and it was very well received! I already have orders from those not lucky enough to win it!

Posted by Amy B. from Toronto, Ontario, Canada • Published See Amy B.'s 72 projects »
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  • Step 1

    First step is getting your fabric and deciding how long you want it. I was lucky enough to have purchased a half yard of this once upon a time when it was on sale and found it in my bin and a lighbulb went off!
    When I unfolded the piece it was about 1 yard by .5 yards in size. Is that enough for you?

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

    With a pair of scissors or pinking shears, cut off the corners of the ends to make a very looong half-circle.

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

    If you want your apron to be a bit girly, add some pleats! I started in the middle and worked my way out, pinning as I went.

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

    Starting at one end, use your measuring tape to see how long your hem is.

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

    Cut out that much green bias tape. Or, if like me you don't have any green bias tape hanging around, make your own! Cut out a long strip of green fabric. I cut mine about 3 inches wide.

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

    If you had green tape, skip the next two steps.

    Take your long green strip and fold it in half lengthwise and press the fold.

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

    Next, fold the two edges into the centre as shown. When the edges are all folded int the middle, press again. There! You just made your own bias tape! It won't be quite as good as the real thing, but it works just fine in a pinch if you want to put an edge on something in a hurry.

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

    Now press the pleats so they lay nice and flat for you. I just pressed the tops of the pleats so the bottom would be still loose.

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

    Now using some delicious pink thread, sew the pleats down to make your life less pinny.

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

    Ugh, the most time consuming an annoying of the steps - pinning on the green edge. I didn't bother hemming the edge of the pink fabric since I didn't want to lose any length, so I just inserted the raw edges right into the homemade green bias tape and pinned my life away.

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

    Using some lucious green thread, sew on the green edge removing the pins as you go. The curves may cause you some headaches if you don't have real bias tape so just go slow and don't worry - no one will care about a pucker when it's covered in cookie dough.

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

    Cut a piece of pink bias tape or ribbon or fabric would work too that is long enough to go around your waist and tie a bow. Fold the raw edge down to the back of the apron a little bit to give it a bit of extra strength and start pinning the pink bias tape to it. I found it was good to start in the middle.

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

    Sew it in place!
    I found it was easy to start at one end of the watermelon slice and go all the way to the very end of that length of bias tape (to seal it).

  • How to make a half apron. Watermelon Apron - Step 14
    Step 14

    Like this!
    Tuck the ends of the bias tape into itself and then sew it shut so it doesn't fray. Then go back to where you started and go the other way down the other end of the tie.

  • How to make a half apron. Watermelon Apron - Step 15
    Step 15

    Voila!

    It's girly and fruity!
    Makes me want to get girly drink drunk whilst cooking cupcakes!

    The receipient loved it and modeled the finished product complete with the silly rubber gloves.

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CharlieCabana
CharlieCabana · Bellingham, Washington, US
So cute, and great instructions too!
thank you!
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Alyssa :)
Alyssa :) · 24 projects
This is wonderful. I really have to take on my fear of the sewing machine! Happy
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harrylaa
harrylaa · 20 projects
I do love a good watermelon. Now I can have an apron to match!!
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CO + K User

I love it! Haha.
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CO + K User

I love it! Haha.
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Katie G.
Katie G. · 23 projects
Super, super cute!! It's awesome Happy (My momma loves it too!)
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michelle G.
michelle G. · Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA · 1258 projects
loves
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letragique
letragique · Sydney, New South Wales, AU
positively adorable! <3
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