Friday, May 25, 2012

1950s Retro Apron

This is such a simple project, anyone can do it!

Start with a vintage square scarf and a contrasting fabric cut into two long pieces.

Mark the center of the first piece of fabric and the center of where you want the top of your apron to be. Pin the two sections together.

Pin your waist band along your apron, pinning pleats into your apron as you go.

Pin and sew all the way down.

Flip your band over and pin and sew down. Make it fun and use a contrasting thread!

Pin and sew the ends in.

You can be done right now if you want, but I am adding a ruffle to the bottom of mine. Pin and sew a hem into your second piece of fabric. I used a zig-zag stitch so it would be a little more decorative.

Next set your machine to a long stitch length and a the highest tension setting and make a gathering stitch.

Pin and sew your ruffle to the bottom of your apron.

You can be done now or be more creative, add a pocket, add decorative stitches to your waist band. Have fun with it!


  1. Ohh that's very nice. I am planning on making an apron soon so thanks for sharing this.