Now it’s time to make the binding for the apron. First lay your fabric and draw lines with a water-soluble marker 3.25″ apart (these will be your cut lines).
Line up pattern markings so you can cut one continuous strip once you sew binding piece in a loop.
Sew the seam to form a loop with your binding piece.
Cut on the lines you drew. You will now have one very long piece of fabric that you will use for binding both sides of the apron as well as the neck and back ties.
Fold the binding, wrong sides facing each other, and press.
Open the binding and fold each side, wrong sides together, to the center fold crease.
Now fold along the center crease and give the binding a good press.
Now your binding is ready to attach to your apron. First cut your long piece in half. Now you’ll want to find the center of your apron side and center of your binding piece and pin it to the apron. When you attach it to the apron, you’ll need to open one of the sides of your binding so the right side of your binding and the right side of your apron are facing each other. Pin in place, then sew the binding to the apron only stitching on the outer crease line.
Fold the binding on the center crease and around to the back side, pin in place.
Now using an edge stitching foot, start at one tail of your apron strap and stitch until you get to the apron.
Keep stitching on the apron and then back off on the rest of the loose strap. This step closes the ties and secures it to the apron.
Repeat on the other side and viola, you have your very own apron! Pat yourself on the back and tie that apron on – you made an apron!
Here is my finished apron. I love the stripes.
Thank you to all who participated in the sew-a-long, I hope you found it helpful. I have enjoyed sharing a little about sewing with the readers of Not Dabbling in Normal. I’ve decided to end my little sewing series. School is starting in a few weeks and my family is traveling down a new-to-us path, we’ll be homeschooling our four children this year. I’m super excited, but can only imagine I’m going to have even less time for writing posts. I need to clear off my plate and make sure our school year gets off to a solid start. Have a great rest of your summer!