4 Quarters Apron Tutorial by Wild Wandering

Hi there ladies! I am Kelly the sewer, photographer, world-traveler-with-four-kids-in-toe-creating-general-pandemonium-where-ever-we-go writer of Sewing In No Mans Land and Wild Wandering. I am thrilled to be here on UCreate today! Thank you Kari for including me in this super fun series! When I read the description of the series I knew immediately it was time to jump on a project my daughter had requested for months, her own little apron. To be upfront I am not a quilter, but I am a HUGE fan of pre matched sets of fabric. Who doesn’t love having that work done for you? I wanted to make sure she loved it and thought making it reversible would be a fun extra touch. Each side only takes four fat quarters to make.

the 4 quarters apron tutorial by wild wandering

It is extremely simple and quick to make and I promise your little sweetheart will love it…

You can find the pattern HERE.

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I went with a fat quarter set from Simply Sweet Fabric and love how it turned out.

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 I like the flowers, Evie likes the chevron, so its fun we can both be happy ha!

Fat Quarters Apron Tutorial by Wild Wandering

4 quarters apron tutorial by wild wandering

4 quarters apron tutorial by wild wandering

Are you ready to make your own?!?

 4 quarters apron tutorial by wild wandering

4 quarters apron tutorial by wild wandering

Lets get sewing!

What you will need:

8 fat quarters, 4 for each side

Sewing machine, pins, scissors, iron

Pattern found HERE

**Before you start sewing aka prep sewing***

You need to make your ties and your ruffle. All you need to do is select which fat quarter you would like for your ruffle. Use your pattern piece to cut as many as possible. I was able to cut my fat quarter into five long rectangles. I then sewed them all together you make one loooonnngg strip of fabric. I ironed it in half lengthwise so there was a nice finished edge then I used a gathering stitch to gather up the top. Make sure to leave nice long tails so that you can loosen or tighten your ruffle as needed.

Your neck ties are really easy as well. I would suggest using the same fat quarter as you do with your apron top. After cutting the top use the scraps to cut four strips. PLace two of the strips right sides together. Sew around three edges, leaving one end open.

4 quarters apron tutorial by wild wandering

Once done turn it right side out and press. Repeat with the other two strips. Now you have your neck ties!

Okay now the fun sewing starts. With your ruffle and your two apron bottom pieces we are going to make a little sandwich. The apron bottom pieces should be right sides together with the ruffle in between them. The raw end of the ruffle should be poking out a little. Pin in place then sew all the way around, leaving the top open. Turn right side out and press. 4 quarters apron tutorial by wild wandering

Once you have pressed your apron bottom stitch a gathering stitch across the top and gather the apron bottom. Set aside.

4 quarters apron tutorial by wild wandering Now we are going to make our apron top. Again we are going to make a little fabric sandwich. Take your two apron tops and lay them right sides together. Slide apron straps on either side with raw ends out. Pin in place. We are NOT going to sew across the bottom, so starting on one side sew up the edge, across the top and down the other side. Once done turn right side out and press. I then top stiched for added strength.

4 quarters apron tutorial by wild wandering

Now we are going to make our waistbands. You will have three waistband pieces of each fabric that need to be sewn together to again make one long strip. Once they have been sewn together take your gathered apron bottom and sand which it between the two waistband strips, right sides together. Pin into place. Do not iron over the edges at this time like you see below. I did that to early ha! Starting with at the ends with the two waistband strips lined up begin stitching and stitch all the way across to the other end of the waistbands. Once done press both waistbands up. While pressing to make the next step easier, also press down the raw ends of both waistband strips so that when sandwiched together there are no raw edges.

4 quarters apron tutorial by wild wandering

Once you have ironed the raw edges of your waistband find the middle of your apron bottom and apron top and line them up. Sandwich the apron top down in between the apron waistbands. Pin in place. Again start on one end and top stitch all the way across to the other side.

4 quarters apron tutorial by wild wandering

You are all done!!! So easy right? I love that you can totally use scraps of fabric you have lying around!

4 quarters apron tutorial by wild wandering

Thanks so much Kari for including me in this fabulous series! Hop on over to Sewing In No Mans Land for more patterns and tutorials and to Wild Wandering for our fun and crazy adventures in Paris.
Cheers!
Kelly

 

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