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Garden Tool Apron

Garden Tool Apron

Materials Needed:

1/2 yard x 45” wide cotton broadcloth – print
1/2 yard x 45” wide cotton broadcloth – plain
5 yards x 1” wide prefolded binding
Small round saucer or plate
Matching thread
Scissors
Ruler
Pins
Dressmaker chalk or wash away marker
Sewing machine


Instructions:

Garden Tool Apron A

1) Cut a 20” x 15” (apron piece) and 20” x 10” rectangle (pocket piece) out of both the print fabric. Using the saucer as a guide, chalk 2 rounded corners along just one of the long edges of each piece of fabric. See illustration A. Cut out along the chalk marks

2) With wrong sides facing, line up the edges and pin the apron pieces together. Do the same with the pocket piece. Sew about 1/4” from edges with a basting stitch. Remove pins.

Garden Tool Apron B and C

3) Cut a piece of binding about 21”. Cover the long straight edge of the pocket piece with binding, pin and topstitch. See illustration B. Remove pins as you sew.

4) Lay apron print side up on table. Place pocket piece right side up on top of apron. Line up the rounded corners and the edges on the pocket and apron pieces. Pin in place and sew about a 1/4” from edges. Remove pins as you sew.

5) On the print side of pocket piece, measure 6” from the short edge toward the center on both edges. Mark the fabric with a straight parallel line with chalk or wash away marker. Topstitch through both pieces along markings on the pocket piece. Backstitch a few stitches at beginning and end of stitches to secure. See illustration C.

Garden Tool Apron D and E

6) Cover the two shorter edges of the apron and the long edge with the rounded corners with binding, pin and topstitch. Remove pins as you sew. See illustration D.

7) For ties, cut a piece of binding about 75” or cut a piece of binding that is the measurement of your waist plus extra for tying a bow (about 24”). Fold under a 1/4” on the ends of the binding and pin. Find the center of the apron and the center of the binding. Starting at the center edge of the apron, cover and pin the edge with the binding. See illustration E.

8) Starting from one end of the binding, sew the folded end and than continue topstitching along the edge of the binding finishing at the other folded end. Remove pins as you go. Backstitch a few stitches at beginning and end of stitches.



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