Farm Girl Apron Tutorial from Recycled Jeans - Page 4

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Step 2: Cut Out Trim Fabric
Fold your fabric so that the 1/2 yard length is running in front of you. Fold the fabric widthwise or "hamburger" style twice so that the 1/2 yard length is across the table in front of you and the piece is about a foot tall, making it a manageable height to cut strips from.

Using a straight edge (in my case, I used a smaller cutting mat...the one with the pink numbers laid out on top of the fabric), cut strips in the following widths:
  • 4.5 inches wide - cut 2
  • 4 inches wide - cut 1
  • 1 inch wide - cut 2

Step 3: Make the Waist Ties
Cut the 4 inch strip in half to create 2 shorter 4 inch strips. Fold them right-sides together lenghtwise or "hotdog" style so the strip appears to be about 2 inches wide. Stitch down the long side and one short side (red lines), leaving one short side open.

Fold the pieces right side out, press, and top stitch all the way around.


Step 4: Make the Ruffle
Lay the 4.5 inch strips on top of each other, right sides together. Sew across one of the short sides to create an extra long 4.5 inch wide strip.

Fold the strip lengthwise or "hotdog" style, WRONG sides together and press. Sew along the long raw edge to create a ruffle. Use a ruffler foot if you have one or set your machine to high tension and a long straight stitch. Depending on your machine, if this does not create enough of a ruffle, you may need to use my patented "scrunch and push" technique. As the name implies, you scrunch some fabric together and then push it through the machine and it stitches your "scrunch" in place.
Once you have created your long strip of ruffle, tuck the short ends inside of themselves and top stitch the ends closed.

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7 comments

  1. Do you have a printable instructions for the apron?? Would love a printable option.

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    1. This has been frequently requested so I am working on a printable version! If you provide your email to download the printable shopping list on this page: http://www.creativegreenliving.com/p/blog-page_28.html, then you will be among the first to know when the printable version is available.

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    2. I know this comment is old, but I wanted to comment for other people who may be looking for this.

      A printable version of the recycled jeans apron pattern with professional pattern illustrations is available for purchase on Etsy here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/558979191/farm-girl-recycled-denim-apron-pdf

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  2. When cutting the strips do you go width ways across the material or length ways running in front of you

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    1. If the half-yard length is running from left to right in front of you, you should cut up-and-down.

      So if the fabric you bought is 35" wide, and you bought a half yard of it, you will end up with:
      2 pieces that are 4.5" x 35"
      1 piece that is 4" x 35"
      2 pieces that are 1" x 35"

      I hope that helps!

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  3. Please can you tell directly the full length of the 2 piece of strips? I'm not English and I'm confused... please I need simply the size of full length of each strip...and length total of the ruffle... thank you so much in advance for the help...

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    1. The exact measurements will depend on how on how wide the fabric you are using is.

      If the fabric you bought is 35" wide, and you bought a half yard of it, you will end up with:
      2 pieces that are 4.5" x 35"
      1 piece that is 4" x 35"
      2 pieces that are 1" x 35"

      I hope this helps!

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