FaveCrafts.com

Menu

Reversible Scrap Fabric Apron

By:

11 Comments

21 Easy Sewing Projects: DIY Designs and Sewing Craft Ideas Read more at http://www.favecrafts.com/Sewing/25-Sewing-Crafts-from-Bloggers-eBook#HERLYwyPPXZkmHUP.99

 

If you like this project, then you'll love the free sewing patterns featured in the eBook, 21 Easy Sewing Projects: DIY Designs and Sewing Craft Ideas. Download a copy today - it's free!

 

 

 

 

 

Create an adorable half-apron with scraps of fabric from around the house. Reverse the apron when you are bored of the design or find yourself with a stain. This Reversible Scrap Fabric Apron is a great gift for an aspiring chef - give one for a birthday or during the holiday season. The stylish, old-school look makes this design a true original.
 

Scrap Fabric Apron
 

Materials:

  • Fabric Scraps
  • Various Trims
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron
  • Needle and Thread
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. I worked out this project with my girlfriends, and we decided to pool our scraps of fabric and trim, to mix it up a little. I think most people can make this apron with the extra fabric and trim they have on hand. If you need something, consider getting some fat quarters in the quilting section of your local fabric store.

    Scrap Apron
     
  2. Cut your fabric into strips and squares of various widths and press. Don’t stress, you can’t mess this up. Just make sure your scraps have straight edges.

    Scrap Apron
     
  3. Sew, right sides together, to form a patchwork from all your strips and squares. The dimensions should be 27 inches x 21 inches for your panel. You can measure and cut to size after you piece your scraps together.

    Scrap Apron 3
     
  4. Press everything flat.

    Scrap Apron 4
     
  5. Here are my TWO 27 x 21 inch panels, remember, it's reversible! I got impatient with my reverse side and used larger pieces of fabric.

    Scrap Apron 5
     
  6. Measure 14 inches from the top of the fabric panels, fold, then press. Now bring the pressed fold up until it is 3 inches from the top of the apron panel, forming a deep pocket. You will do this with both panels. Pin to hold.

    Scrap Apron 6
     
  7. See? Now press. Do this with both panels.

    Scrap Apron 7
     
  8. Now, place the two panels right sides together and pin.

    Scrap Apron 8
     
  9. Mark three inches down from the top on both sides. This will remain unsewn to allow you to turn the apron right side out and also give you a spot to attach your apron ties.

    Scrap Apron 9
     
  10. Sew the two panels together, careful not to sew shut the 3 inch spaces you marked!

    Scrap Apron 10
     
  11. Pull the panels right side out through one of the openings you left unsewn, then press.
     
  12. You will now have one long pocket on the right sides. You can then sew down the center of the pocket to form two pockets, or three, or as many as you wish!

    Scrap Apron 11
     
  13. Let's make the apron ties. Cut a length of fabric 6 1/2 x 20 inches. Fold the fabric in half length-wise and sew, leaving one end open. Now make another for the other side.
     
  14. Pull the tube right side out through the open end and press.

    Scrap Apron 12
     
  15. Slide the open end into the unsewn spaces in the apron. Pin and sew, topstitching the ties in place.

    Scrap Apron 13
     
  16. Here is one side of the apron. Let's embellish it with the trims. I have a friend that calls me "the queen of random", I do random well. Mix it up with unexpected combos of fabric and trim. Don't be too matchy matchy.

    Scrap Apron 14
     
  17. Hand stitch your trims...

    Scrap Apron 15
     
  18. Now, put on your apron, a string of pearls, and some pumps and meet your husband at the door…tell him to take you out for dinner tonight. Girl, you don’t want to mess up your cute apron just yet!

    Scrap Apron 16

 

Read more about Jennifer, author of this craft tutorial, a Featured Craft Designer at FaveCrafts!

Find this great apron sewing pattern and 19 other free sewing patterns in the Sewing for Beginners eBook.

 

Your Recently Viewed Projects

Love these projects? Get MORE delivered to your Inbox – FREE Click Here!

Reviews More Reviews

Jun 21, 2013

I am a beginner sewer and had made a bunch of aprons for xmas gifts. I took all the scraps and made 5x5 squares and made an apron for myself. Now I have memories of all my loved ones!

 

Jun 20, 2012

beautifully made

 

11 Ratings

May 30, 2011

love the look

 

May 29, 2011

Does anyone remember finding an apron pattern from Simplicity with a terry hand towel on it? I wish that I could keep ahead of these needs without having to depend on finding it in the "Mint"!

 

Aug 21, 2010

Do my eyes deceive me, or is that a Sharpie pen in the 9th photo in this tutorial? Never, and I do mean never, should you use a Sharpie pen to mark fabric! It bleeds and leaves a permanent black smudge that could easily soak through to the right side of the garment. A lead pencil or even a ballpoint pen dot would be much better for marking.

 

Apr 26, 2010

I design and sew all types of aprons...but this is adorable...and easy to make...

 

Feb 19, 2010

What a wonderful answer for some of my overstocked of scraps. Thanks!

 

Jan 10, 2010

Thank you, I totally love this idea. I have TONS of scraps and this is so cute I can't wait to give it a try.

 

All fields required.

Rate & Comment

Cancel Reply to Comment

Newsletter Signup

Free Newsletter!

Subscribe to our newsletter dedicated to providing the very best healthy meal ideas, cooking tips, healthy recipes & special offers.

Please Wait

Thanks for signing up

Sorry, we could not sign you up.

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite crafts
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your crafts

 

Connect With Us

Facebook Google Plus Instagram Twitter Pinterest
Twitter Blog Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQs News Keyword Index Privacy Policy Share Your Craft Project Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----

close

Images from other crafters

There are currently no images from other crafters.

Was This Helpful?YesNo