Project Design Team~Halloween Apron Tutorial
Posted by administrator on Thursday, September 12th, 2013
We had such a FANTASTIC time at Fabric Fest and want to thank all of you for supporting this great event! We've got a recap post in the works, but wanted to let you know that we're adding pictures to Facebook and have a bunch on Instagram that we'd love you to check out! Stay tuned ... You can't miss it :) And speaking of Fabric Fest, Project Design Team member Melissa taught us how to make her popular travel bag and it was a HIT! Here she is again with another darling tutorial ... Have a great day and HAPPY SEWING friends :)
Hello! I'm Melissa Mortenson from the Polka Dot Chair Blog. I'm so excited to be sharing a tutorial with you today for this Doll Apron. I made it for Halloween with some of the Too Cute to Spook fabric line. This apron also coordinates beautifully with my Very Batty Halloween Apron from last year!
To make the apron you will need:
- 1 Fat Quarter for the Apron
- 1 Fat Quarter for the Pocket
- 40'' of ribbon
- Bat Applique Pattern, can be downloaded here
- Paper Backed Fusible Webbing
Cutting Guides: 2 pieces 3'' x 5' for apron 1 piece 5'' x 10'' for apron skirt 2 pieces 3 1/2'' x 2 1/2'' for pocket (you'll want to fussy cut these pieces)
On the 2 3'' x 5'' apron pieces, mark in 1'' from each top corner. Draw a line from the bottom corner of the piece to the place you marked and draw a line. Cut off the extra fabric. Do this on both sides so that you end up with a trapezoid shape.
Sew the 2 pocket pieces right sides together, leaving an opening in the bottom of the pocket. Clip the corners and turn the pocket right side out. Topstitch along the top of the pocket.
Pin the pocket to the skirt piece just off from the center. Sew pocket in place.
Turn under the sides of the skirt piece 1/4'' and press. Stitch. Run two rows of gathering stitches across the top of the skirt. Pull up on the gathering stitches until the skirt fits the bottom of the apron top piece. Pin in place and stitch with a 1/4'' seam.
Cut 2 pieces of ribbon 8'' each for the neck and 2 pieces of ribbon 15'' each for the skirt. Sew to the apron top piece.
Pin the 2nd apron top piece to the apron piece right sides together. Stitch with a 1/4'' seam. Turn right side out. Hand stitch in place on the wrong side of the apron. Hem the apron with a 1/4'' seam.
To make the bat for the apron top: Trace the bat shape onto a piece of paper backed fusible web. Iron onto wrong side of black fabric Cut out precisely Peel off backing and iron onto another piece of black fabric (also ironing onto the wrong side of the fabric). Cut out bat. Stitch to the front of the apron using black thread.