Debbie Shore’s Vintage Apron Pattern
Create your own beautiful vintage apron using this fantastic step-by-step sewing tutorial from Debbie Shore! Not only would this classic apron design brighten up every moment you spent in your own kitchen – but it would make a fantastic personalised gift for the baking fanatic in your life, too! Not only would this classic apron design brighten up every moment you spent in your own kitchen – but it would make a fantastic personalised gift for the baking fanatic in your life, too! Customize by using fabrics in their favourite colors and prints, or adding bespoke embellishments. Find out exactly how to make a vintage apron that radiates style, by following Debbie Shore’s step-by-step instructions below, and watching the full tutorial video!
You Will Need:
- 40” x 32” patterned fabric
- 54” x 24” plain fabric
- 45” x 20” white fabric
- 2 x D rings
- 505 spray
- 8” circle template [a plate works well]
- Sewing machine
Debbie Shore’s Vintage Apron Tutorial Video:
Make A Vintage Apron – Step by Step Instructions:
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To make the apron skirt, cut a rectangle of fabric measuring 24” x 20”. Use your circle template to curve the bottom two corners. Cut a piece of white fabric to the same shape.
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Pin this section right sides together with the white fabric piece, sew all the way around, leaving the top open. Trim the curves with pinking shears, turn the right side out and press. Top stitch all the way around.
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To make the neck tie, cut a length of plain fabric measuring 4” x 33”. Fold the two long edges to the centre and press, then fold the whole length in half again and press. Then fold one end back on itself and sew across.
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Thread the small piece through the two D rings. Fold in half and sew to the top of the bib, to one side and facing inwards. Sew the long piece to the opposite top side of the bib. Place the patterned and plain bib pieces right sides together and sew around the top three sides, trim the curves with pinking shears. Turn the right side out and press. Top stitch all the way round.
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Pin the skirt centrally to one strip of fabric and sew.
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Sew the remaining strip to the opposite side, sandwiching the skirt in between the two strips. This is a good time to try on the apron to make sure the ties are the right length for you. Trim if necessary. Carry on sewing all around the ties, apart from the section over the skirt. Snip across the corners.
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Pop the bib inside this gap and pin, sew all the way around the ties. Remove the pins and your vintage apron is complete, and ready to wear! Now, where’s that mixing bowl…?
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