By Dawn, Aug 3 2017 09:56PM
Seeing the lovely things made from our supplies, makes us very happy! Often they're met by squeals of delight and admiration, like when we saw this gorgeous Gardening apron, made by Michelle of Creative Blonde....
Those little hedgehogs were just meant for Michelle's pretty and practical apron, perfect for pottering outdoors. We are so excited that Michelle has offered to share how it's made in this step by step tutorial.
You'll find lots more eye-candy sewing projects on Michelle's blog too, so remember to pop by and say Hello.
Enjoy and happy sewing x
This handy little apron, is perfect for any keen gardener, for carrying packets of seeds, string, small tools and secateurs. Makes an ideal gift too, and so adorable with this cute hedgehog fabric from honeybee cloths.
Fabrics are from Honeybee Cloths
Tutorial written by creative blonde
4 x long quarters (25cm x 110 cm) in each of the following fabrics:
1. Teal print
3. Grey print
4. Linen print
5. Rotary cutter, cutting mat, iron and basic sewing supplies.
From fabric 1 (teal print) cut 2 rectangles measuring 12” x 20 ½” and the same from fabric 4 (linen print). With right sides together, join the two matching colors together, using the ¼” seam allowance. This with make up the front and back of the main apron
Next take fabric 2 (hedgehog print) and cut 2 rectangles measuring 6” x 20 ½” and 1 rectangle measuring 2” x 21” from fabric 4 (linen print), this with make up the pocket and the top of the pocket.
With right sides, together, sew the linen strip to the top of the hedgehog print, making sure the hedgehog fabric is sitting the correct way.
Open and press the seam.
Then take the other hedgehog rectangle and sew to the other side of the linen print fabric, this time the hedgehogs will sit upside down (but only whilst you sew this together)
Increase your stitch size to 3.0 on your machine, and top stitch along the hedgehog fabric, shown the photo below…
With a fabric marker, which can be removed, mark your pockets, and then stitch along each marked line.
Lay your two main rectangles, with right sides together, using ½” seam allowance, sew along one edge, across the bottom and back up the other side. (do not sew the top of the apron). Trim the two bottom corners to remove bulk, and turn apron correct way out, and press.
Almost done, we just need to make the ties…
• Fabric 3 (grey print) cut 2 rectangles measuring 6” x 20”
• Fabric 3 (grey print) 2 rectangles measuring 3 ¼” x 40”
• Fabric 1 (Teal print) 2 rectangles measuring 3 ¼” x 40”
Sew the two grey print fabrics to each other, creating a 6” x 39 ½” length. Join the two narrow strips to opposite fabrics, using ¼” seam allowance, then sew one of these to each end of the large rectangle – shown the photo below, creating a long strip. Press seams open.
Press your long strip in half, to find the middle, then fold and press ½” of the raw edge at each end over.
Fold the corner in at a 45-degree angle – shown in photo below…
Fold and press each length in to the center.
And then fold the whole length in half again, pin to the top of the apron and sew a neat line of stitches across the top, as close the edge as possible, from one side of the tie straight across to the other.