Created by Elise & Emelie
Hey there, makers! It’s that time of year again where lots of creativity will take place whether it be cooking, sewing, drawing, or painting- activities that will require clean up afterwards! So why not protect your clothes and minimize the cleaning process by covering up with these full size cross back aprons? In this post we'll show you how to make two aprons, one in an adult size and one in a kid size!
Fabrics used for these aprons:
- Riley Blake Way Up North Snowman Peach Fabric
- Riley Blake Way Up North Stripe Red Fabric
- Riley Blake Way Up North Main Mint Fabric
- Riley Blake Way Up North Houses Gray Fabric
- Pellon SF101 Shape-Flex Woven Fusible Interfacing White
- Riley Blake ⅛” Stripes Navy Fabric
Other Supplies Needed
- Rotary cutter
- Disappearing fabric marker/pen
- Safety pins
- Facing: 44” x 4 ¼” (30” x 4 ¼”)
- Body Top: 44” x 4” (30” x 4”)
- Main Body: 44” x 30” (30” x 22”)
- Straps Two 22” x 4” (Two 20” x 4”)
- Body top interfacing: 44 x 4” (30” x 4”)
- Strap interfacing: Two 22” x 3 ½ (Two 20” x 3 ½”)
Cut all the fabric pieces and the interfacing pieces.
Fuse the strap interfacing to the wrong side of the straps. Center the interfacing.
Fuse the body top interfacing to the wrong side of the body top.
Sew the straps: fold them in half lengthwise right sides together and sew with a ¼” seam allowance.
Turn the straps right side out with a bodkin or safety pin and press.
Top stitch the straps ¼” on both sides.
Sew the body top to the main body with a ⅜” seam allowance.
Press the seam allowance up towards the body top.
Top stitch ¼” away from the seam line on the body top.
Using a disappearing fabric pen, mark the center on the body top.
Measure 3 ¼” away from the center mark on both sides for the adult size and mark, and 2 ¼” away from the center mark on both sides for the children’s size and mark.
Measure ¾” in from both sides and mark.
Pin the straps in place according to the illustration above . Use safety pins to make sure you don’t prick yourself while trying it on!
Try on to adjust the strap length and cut to fit.
Sew the straps in place with a ¼” seam allowance.
Take the facing and fold over ½” along one long side and press. Sew the fold in place with a 1/4” seam allowance.
Pin the facing to the body top, raw edges together and sew with a ⅜” seam allowance. Make sure the straps are placed ¾” in from the side.
Press the seam allowance towards the facing and topstitch ⅛” from the seam and press.
Sew the body top and facing together with a ¾” seam allowance on both sides, being careful not to sew through the sides of the straps. Turn right side out and press.
Fold the main body sides over ⅜” twice to enclose the raw edge and sew and press.
Pin the body top and facing together and top stitch ¼” in from the top and stitch in the ditch to secure the two layers.
Try on and adjust the length. Fold the hem over by 1” twice and sew in place and press.
You’re done! Hope you have many wonderful days of making and creating looking cute in your cross back aprons!