Get festive in the kitchen with this beginner friendly reversible apron. Using two contrasting fabrics gives a practical apron a fun twist!
Fabric featured - Bronze And Bottle Green Stag from Dunelm
What you’ll need-
112cm x 100cm green trees fabric
100cm x 90cm cream leaves fabric
Erasable fabric pen or chalk
Use a 6mm seam allowance
1. Cut a rectangle of fabric measuring 60cm x 90cm from both fabrics.
2. Measure 29cm from the top left corner and mark with erasable pen.
Measure 16cm across the top from the left corner and mark.
3. Draw a curved line from the 16cm mark to the 29cm mark. Cut out this shape.
4. Fold the fabric in half width ways. Use the cut out as a template to cut the opposite side of the fabric in the same way.
5. Repeat with the second fabric. Use the first as a guide to cut the second. You should now have 2 pieces of fabric cut with an ‘apron’ shape.
6. To create the ties, cut 2 waist straps measuring 75cm x 12xm. Fold each strap in half length ways, right sides together. Sew along one short edge and the long edge. Turn the right side out and press.
For the neck strap, cut a piece of fabric measuring 56xm x 12cm
Fold the strap I half length ways, right sides together, sew along the long side. Turn the right side out and press.
7. For the pockets, cut a rectangle of each fabric measuring 40cm x 20cm. Fold the tops over twice by 6mm and sew. Fold the remaining three edges over by 6mm and press.
8. Pin centrally to the apron fronts, with the pockets in contrasting colours. Sew around the bottom three sides, 28cm from the bottom.
9. Sew a dividing line down the centre of the pockets.
10. Sew the straps to the bottom of either side of the cut away sections facing inwards. Sew the neck strap facing inwards to each side of the bib. Make sure the strap isn’t twisted!
TIP – Pin the neck straps in place and try on the apron before sewing to make sure the strap is the right length.
11. Hem bottom of both apron pieces by turning under twice by 6mm and sewing.
12. Sew the two pieces right sides together leaving the bottom open. Snip into the curves and across corners, turn the right side out and press.
Now you have a reversible apron to wear when cooking or crafting! Or a perfect handmade gift for a loved one at Christmas time.