Apronalong – The Finish Line!

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’re done!

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.

Exciting times!

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10 Responses to Apronalong – The Finish Line!

  1. What pretty fabrics, and don’t they play nicely together? Lovely work as usual.

  2. Debbie says:

    Love your apron. Looking forward to seeing all of the aprons on Sunday!

  3. ohh im so excited. I will be posting mine on sunday!

  4. Melizza says:

    Your apron came out gorgeous! I would be too afraid to dirty it 🙂

  5. Sam says:

    How lovely! It looks almost too nice to use. I’m ashamed to say that life has got in the way, and I haven’t even started mine!

  6. Karen says:

    That is not just an apron – it’s a masterpiece! It’s been fun to follow your creation of it – and i can’t wait to see all the aprons sprouting up online on Sunday!

  7. Marie says:

    Oh Karen, she’s one pretty pinny!!! So sorry I couldn’t sew along, these posts have really re-awakened my love for lovely aprons. I made a lot of them when I first started sewing, but ironically I don’t have my own as I sold / gave them all away!

  8. This looks awesome! I must admit, I’m a little jealous. My sewing machine broke, so my apron pieces are sitting nicely folded on my table. I wish it would hurry up and get fixed, every time you post I get all re-enthused for it.. and can’t do anything. Oh well. Eventually maybe. 🙂

  9. Danielle says:

    very cute! I may be getting a sewing machine for my birthday later this mnth, so I’m kind of excited to start a project…any project! I love seeing what you make.

  10. Karine says:

    Hello Karen !
    Is it on this post we leave the link to the apron ?
    Yours is too pretty to manipulate tomatoe sauce I think !
    Thanks for hosting this sew along. Can’t wait till tomorrow to see what has been made !

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