How to Sew an Apron by Hand

When you enjoy baking or cooking on a regular basis, you can make your time in the kitchen more exciting by wearing decorative aprons. Although you can buy eccentric and colorful aprons from a department store, they can often feel generic and commercial. Instead of buying a premade apron, make your own using a few basic materials that can be purchased from an arts and crafts supply store. This enables you to customize the apron to suit your personal taste.

Things You'll Need

  • Cotton fabric

  • Measuring tape

  • Scissors

  • Straight pins

  • Thread

  • Needle

  • Woven ribbon, 1 inch wide

Step 1

Cut out a rectangle from cotton fabric, using scissors to measure 3 ft. wide, 4 ft. long.

Step 2

Fold all of the edges over by 1 inch, and pin the edges in place using straight pins.

Step 3

Sew around the pinned edge using thread and a needle. Remove the straight pins. This will create a clean edging around the apron.

Step 4

Cut two pieces of woven ribbon using scissors to measure 12 inches long each.

Step 5

Place the rectangle horizontally onto a flat surface, right side down, and pin one end of a ribbon onto both of the top corners.

Step 6

Sew the ends of the ribbons onto their respective corners, then remove the straight pins. You can now tie the apron around your waist.

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