Monday, March 21, 2016

DIY Ruffle Apron

Spring has arrived! And even though it may be chilly outside, in the house, the flowers are stirring with this adorable vintage inspired apron. I had this idea when I realized that a lovely pair of polyester shams, (hand me downs from Grams), were never going to make it to the bed. But geez.... that fabric would be perfect for a hostess apron! 

Take your dupa shopping to some resale shops! You'll want to get as many vintage shams as you can because these would make the perfect gift too:) The bigger the ruffles, the better the apron!

Take your washed sham to the cutting table. Fold it length wise and make a cut off center. (To know where to cut, play around first by folding over your apron, creating two layers. Do you like them closer together or farther apart?)

The coolest thing - your apron is even guaranteed a secret pocket - the old pillow opening! You can see in the picture below where I placed my scissors.

Pin your layers together. Make sure that right sides are both facing the same direction.

I used a serger but you can definitely use a regular machine with a zig-zag stitch. If you do, top the zig zag stitch with another straight stitch for extra reinforcement. 

For stitching on the waist tie - I pinned where I should start and stop sewing so that I can insert my apron and finish with a top stitch. That's all! How quick was that?!?!

Isn't it lovely?

Even though I usually make aprons from quilting fabric, this was such a nice change for me. Given that they were grandmother's shams, I'll be keeping these aprons for my girls:)

Here's to creating the new from the old:) Till next time!

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