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Quick apron pattern

Posted June 12, 2013 in Advice Column, Greene County

Apron for magazine patch pocketWhether Dad is a chef in the kitchen or the king of the barbecue grill, a  quick, colorful apron would make a great gift for Father’s Day.

Fabric Requirements:
1 yard outer fabric for apron and pockets
3/4 yard lining
1 fat quarter for casings (can be same fabric print as outer fabric)
3 yards cording

Apron for magazine patch pocketCutting Directions:
From Outer Fabric:
1. Cut one 35” x 27” rectangle
2. Cut four pocket pieces: 8” x 8 ½”
From Lining Fabric:
Cut one 35” x 27” rectangle
From Fat Quarter
Cut two bias strips, 4” wide

Apron for magazine patch pocketSewing Directions: All seams 1/4 inch

1. Place the two 27” x 35” rectangles together with right sides together and stitch around with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. As shown below, leave a 5” opening to turn right side out.

2. Turn right side out and press flat.

3. Trim out fabric as show at right to make the armhole curve. Measure 11” over and 9” down from the top. Draw a gentle curve from point to point. Cut away this section, cutting through both layers of fabric. Make sure that the opening from step 2 is at the top edge so it is cut away. You will now have raw edges where the curve was cut out.

4. Fold the two bias cut 4” strips in half lengthwise. Press. Sew one to each curve, right sides together, with 1/4 inch seam. Fold in raw edges of bias binding at top and bottom of the curve. Press. Fold bias to the wrong side and machine stitch to create a tube through which the cording will go.

5. To add patch pockets, sew two 8 x 8½”pocket pieces together with right sides together, leaving an opening to turn right side out. Turn inside out, press and top stitch to the apron front where desired.

Pattern by Suzanne Sievers’ Design

Information provided by Suzanne Sievers, The Stitch, 217 E. Lincolnway, Jefferson, 515-386-2014.

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