|A lovely unused skirt becomes an apron.|
Have any old skirts laying around that you never wear, don't look good on you, or are just the wrong size? Hmm.. I have all of those. Instead of donating them, I've been chopping them up to make aprons. Most of them already have a waistband, shaping, and a hem! If I get really lucky, there are pockets...
So, a few words of wisdom to start out with:
1. Only use skirts that are mostly cotton for aprons that will actually be used to absorb things. Fancier skirts make fancier aprons- cocktail party apron anyone? (I don't know anyone who still has Bridge parties, or I'd suggest one of those...)
2. The smaller sizes 0-6 make lovely aprons with a single side seam cut. Cut both for larger size skirts, and you have two apron fronts, or use one side to make a bib for the apron.. Still working on that idea.
3. I use bias binding in this tutorial- it really saves me time- but you could just as easily do a double hem on the sides of the skirt.
4. Let creativity rule- this is a very basic apron. Think of all the fun pockets and embellishments you could make!
So, first things first-
1. Skirt in question
2. Extra fabric * if you're cutting up both side seams, you could just use the back of the skirt....
3. Double Fold bias tape * or hem up the sides.
4. Scissors/Rotary Cutter
5. Pins, Sewing machine...
1. Cut the seams.
6. Fold them in half, long ways. Sew all but one short edge, and turn right side out. Press.
|I turn all my ties with a giant knitting needle.|
Go- get busy!