Alright, does everyone have their apron pattern and fabric? Well let’s get started! To begin you’ll need either McCall’s 2947 or McCall’s 5358 and 1 3/8 yd of fabric.
My apologies if this is too elementary for some of you. I want to make sure it’s easy for everyone to follow along and successfully make an apron. If you’re a gung ho sewer, by all means blaze ahead.
So first, you need to cut out your pattern pieces. I’m using 2947, so that was pieces 13, 16, & 17. Actually you don’t have to use 16 which is a pocket. There are a number of pockets which you can use in this pattern. I chose 16 and actually cut the piece of fabric in half to make two separate pockets because that is what I personally like on my apron. You can put whatever pocket(s) on you’d like or leave them off altogether.
Next you need to lay your fabric out. Make sure you have it on grain. You can see with the stripes it’s super easy to find the grain of the fabric. Below is the cutting layout shown on the pattern instruction sheet. Secure your pattern pieces to your fabric with either weights if you’re using a rotary cutter or with pins if you’re using scissors to cut.
Here is a close up of the grainline on the pattern matching up with the grain of the fabric.
Once you have cut out your fabric, it should look like this (remember I chose to cut the one big pocket in half to make two smaller pockets)…
Let me know if you have any questions. Next time we’ll start the sewing process! I’m really pleased with how my apron turned out, the stripes make it so fun and summery!