|TRANSFER MEASUREMENTS & MAKE YOUR
Think about this before you begin: You already know you will need a piece
of cloth or paper that will be at least as long or as wide as the apron
you are going to sew. Make sure your pattern fabric/paper is at least a
few inches longer and wider. Reduces anxiety.
1) Find the center point of your pattern fabric/paper. Fold and make a
straight crease. This will help you keep the pattern "true to
2) Begin a few inches down from the top. Draw in your
chest measurement Making sure the horizontal line you drew is
perpendicular (square) to the fold line.
3)Follow along and transfer the info from your sketch always making sure
that your horizontal lines are square to the fold. Draw in your info so it
looks like an apron.
4)Once your measurements are on your pattern fold it lengthwise again. NOW
you can decide if you want a curve or straight from the neck to the hip.
Also if you want a curve on the bottom. Draw on one of the folded side.
| VERY IMPORTANT: Seams
you cut your pattern shape you must add the seams. You can make this
decision - Do you want 1/4", 1/2" seams?
5) Using ONE of the folded sides draw in your seam thickness using the
lines you sketched from your info. DO NOT CUT until you are sure you are
comfortable. You can check your shape by holding the folded side to a
6)Once you are certain you are pleased with your shape, cut your pattern
using the outside edge of the seam line. Make any reminder notations on
your pattern for future use.
LOOPS & TIES
1) Use a string or tape measure to figure the length of like the loop
or ties that will go over your head. Make a notation on your pattern for
6)Use a string or tape measure to figure the length of the ties for your
waist. Now is the time to decide if you'd like the apron tied in the back
or swooped around and tied in the front. Make a notation on your pattern
for future use.