Apron Body: Cut one piece of fabric 36 inches wide x 22.5 inches long.
Ties: Cut 4 pieces of your fabric- 3 inches wide x 36 inches long. disregard in you purchased ribbon for your tie.
Pocket: Cut 1- 10 inch x 10 inch square
Apron Body: turn top down 1/4 of a inch to the inside,press, turn again and sew down close to the pressed edge.
Do the same for the hem, then to both sides of the apron body.You now have your apron body completed.
Tie: Do this if you are using the fabric for your tie.
Take 2 of the cut out tie pieces and with right sides together sew the 3 inch width, use a 3/8 inch seam. Do this to both. You will now have 2- 72 inch long ties.(approx)
Ties continued: On each tie press the long edges under 1/4 of an inch to the inside. Press the short ends under the same 1/4 inch and also to the inside.
Now place the tie lengths wrong sides together, pin and sew close to the edge the entire length as well as the ends. Make adjustments here so the ties are laying neatly on each other before you start to sew.
Pocket: Turn down top edge of pocket to the inside and press, turn again and press down well. Lay the trim at top of this edge, pin if you need to or gently and slowly sew through the trim and the pressed down seam.
Pocket continued: at pocket sides turn to the inside 1/4 inch, press well, now bring the bottom hem of the pocket up and to the inside, press well again.
Pocket placement: place your pocket either to the left or right side of you apron body. Pin in place. To check yourself and to make sure it's level. Measure from the top, bottom and sides adjusting as you need to. When it is perfectly in place, sew along the 2 sides and the bottom - Don't Sew Your Top Closed. : (
Apron Body Top Edge: Run a gather stitch by hand. Draw the gathering stitch until you apron is 17-20 inches wide.
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