Welcome to another Festive Friday!
During the week I received a parcel in the post from
It was full of wonderful Christmas material that made me go weak at the knees!
My daughter had a pink fit when she saw this…….
Now, for me to be able to use it on the blog, I had to promise Miss Georgia that I will buy some more to make something just for her. What can I say, the girl loves pink, loves candy & loves Christmas! After a lot of foot stamping, huffing, puffing & bottom lip dropping (from me!)…..she finally agreed to hand over the material.
Phew, that was the hardest part over…the easy part was sewing the Festive Friday project.
So what do you make with half a meter of this beautiful
Why, you make a “no pattern” Christmas apron of course!
I used the half a meter of the Christmas candy material, half a meter of plain white material & about 2 & 1/2 meters of white bias binding ( you could also use ribbon or make your own bias binding out of scrap material)
This gorgeous Christmas Candy Ribbon by Riley Blake would also be perfect
So, what you need to do is cut 2, 50cm x 70cm rectangles out of the pattern & the plain fabric so that you have a front & a back for the apron.
Take your patterned material & fold it in half lengthways with right side facing in.
Measure in 15cm from the top corner towards the middle & 25cm from the top corner down the side.
Join the 2 marks with a line as shown in the next picture.
You then need to make a curved line using the straight line that you have just drawn as a guide.
If you are not comfortable doing this, you can just use the straight line. But I say give it a go with a pencil or tailors chalk & you can just rub it out & try until you get it right!
Using the curved line as a guide, cut through both pieces of the folded fabric.
When you open it up it should look like this….
Using the piece that you have just cut, make the exact same out of the white material that will be the back of the apron.
Now, you can either use bias binding or ribbon to make the ties & neck strap.
I chose to use bias binding as I made about a million meters of white bias binding when I first brought myself a bias binding maker!
You just cut 2 lengths of 1 meter long strips, fold it in half & sew along the length. It is really that easy.
Cut the next length to sit comfortably around your neck & finish where you want the top of your apron to start.
Do the same as the waist ties, fold in half & sew along the length.
Place the back of the apron, right side up, place the ties just under the curved edge & place the neckties at either top corner.
Sorry about my poor drawings! (giggle!)
Place the patterned apron piece on top (patterned side facing the backing).
Pin both pieces together, making sure to leave a 15cm opening at the bottom of the apron so you can pull it right side out at the end.
Sew all the way around the outside, but make sure not to sew the opening at the bottom.
Clip the curved edges, making sure that you don’t cut the stitching.
Pull it right side out through the opening at the bottom.
Iron the apron flat, pin around all the edges & sew a line the whole way around, making sure to close the hole in the bottom where you pulled it right side in.
And there you have it!
One Christmas apron! Perfect for all of your Christmas cooking or to give as a gift to someone who loves to cook!
(Thank you to Miss Kiara for being my model!)
If you are going to give this as a gift, you could add some cookie cutters, print out some of my recipes like….
Wrap it all up in some cellophane, some Christmas fabric or a tea towel & you have a very thoughtful present.
Here are some other great fabrics for Christmas
Just click on the photo’s to take you to the Wrapped in Fabric online shop.
If you were wanting to make one of these for a man or boy here are some other great fabric ideas..
Hope you enjoyed this weeks Festive Friday & if you give this apron a try, then feel free to post your finished photo’s on the Sew, cook, laugh & live Facebook page.
I would love to see your creations!
P.S. If you stop by the Wrapped in Fabric site, let them know that you found out about them here!