I decided to make myself or my sweet LULU a new apron...and all made using left over fabric scraps. Here's the how to...
Cut yourself a apron shaped piece of fabric - I used some muslin
*just make sure that when you hold it up it stretches over the front of your waist not AROUND just to cover the front of your waist.
Next cut up your scrap fabric and use the sewing machine to make ruffles. - I didn't want to waste my time sewing up ruffles then pulling on the thread to cinch them up so I just scooted the fabric under the foot as I sewed - so they are by NO means perfect ruffles put again this adds to the SCRAPPINESS of the apron...
(didn't take a photo of the next step)
slowly lay out the ruffles onto your apron cut out and line them up and pin them to the front - play with pattern and colors to make sure they lay nicely. Also I suggest starting at the bottom and working your way up to the waist in case you make some measuring errors its easier to cover them TRUTH is I actually didn't sew a perfectly straight stitch at the top sort of in the middle so I need to make something to cover it up --
applaud === enter----- the ROLLED FABRIC ROSETTE
I thought it still needed something so I added petals and made a really simple for plain floral embellishment
and as you can see in the photograph - it is off center - because that is exactly where I sewed crooked...see there is always something that can be done to HIDE an OOPS!
And there you have it ladies & gents a fun and flirty apron handmade using scraps of fabrics - and in case you were wondering who LOLA is - she is my dress mannequin - I just love playing dress up with her...
Hope you enjoyed this simple tutorial and hope you have a chance to make one yourself..
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