Today sees us finish our aprons. Such a sweet moment! First of all, we’re going to attach our tie ends to the rear waistband:
Keep an eye on which tie end goes on which end of the waistband – this will affect whether or not the triangular points on your tie ends face up or down. I wanted the triangular edge facing down. Baste these in place.
Take the front waistband piece and press over a fold on the bottom edge:
Carefully arrange your tie ends so that they’re crossed over the centre rear of the apron. This is going to help avoid mistaken sewing over your tie ends as you attach the front waistband piece:
Then pin this over your other waistband piece, right sides facing. Be careful that your tie end pieces aren’t being mistakenly caught up in any of the pinning
Sew along these seams. Use your finger tips to ensure those tie ends (hidden between the two waistband pieces) aren’t being erroneously caught up in your line of sewing.
Trim back your waistband seams, paying careful attention to your top corners:
Turn over the waistband pieces so that their wrong sides are facing each other. Poke a butter knife into those corners, to make them as ‘corner-y’ as possible! Ie square rather than round.
Press your waistband and pin down that bottom edge, working from the right side of your apron:
Then take your work to the sewing machine. Edge stitch and top stitch the bottom of your waistband.
We go live with our aprons on Sunday 4 November. I can’t tell you the exact time – this depends entirely on what time I get out of bed! But you will see a blog post from me on Sunday morning UK time. For the next 48 hours, you can then add comments linking to your own apron makes. This will gain you automatic entry into our Apronalong giveaway.