May 25, 2010

Ric Rac Half Apron How-to

Half aprons are super easy to whip out. In fact, I whipped out three of these in an afternoon...a long afternoon mind you, but still just one afternoon. I made these for graduation presents for some girls I serve at church. They are so girly and cute. I should have made an extra one for me.

Ric Rac Apron How-to


1/2 yard of white fabric, go ahead use the cheap stuff
1 pkg of med ric rac, color your choice
22 inches of large ric rac, coordinating color
22 inches of coordinating ribbon
1 pkg of double fold bias tape in coordinating color
coordinating thread

Start by cutting 2 16x21 pieces of the white fabric.

Take the ric rac and ribbons and lay it out in a pattern like so on one piece of your white fabric. Pin embellishments in place.

Sew all of your embellishments in place with coordinating thread. You will sew twice on the larger embellishments, once down the middle on the smaller ric rac.

Once your embellishments are in place, lay the other piece of white fabric on top, like sides facing, and pin together.

Sew around the edges with a 1/2 inch seam. Leave an opening at the top to turn out. Once your pieces are sewn together, trim off excess seam and cut corners like so.

Turn out. Make sure to get corners all the way turned out. Iron.

Use a whole package of bias tape.  I like to have really long apron ties that I can wrap around and tie in the front...hence using the whole package of bias tape. Fold to find middle.

Line up the middle of your bias tape with the top middle of your apron. Pin in place so that the top of your apron is sandwiched in between the bias tape, here is where you hide the opening you used to turn out. The fold of bias tape is  now the top of your apron. 

Fold in the ends of the bias tape. Start at one end, sew the edge and then sew down along the open end of the bias tape. Sew along the entire length. You will first start on one end, sewing also over where the apron is attached to the bias tape, then go to the other end.

The top of your apron will now look a little something like this. 

Now you have a cutsie little apron for yourself or a great gift for your favorite girly girl.

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Anonymous said...

Super cute, I love your colour choices. What a great gift idea! Thanks for visiting :) said...

Aww, this is DARLING! I love it! What a fun gift idea. Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

That is precious!! I made an apron for my SIL for Christmas, but I like yours better. ;) Thanks for the visit today!

Esti said...

Love, love, love, LOVE the idea, great color combo.

Jen @ lil Mop Top said...

how cute and EASY! I am definitely making this ASAP!

Andrea said...

Cute, simple and useful! Great combo!

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Wendy said...

So sweet, and a great presentation, too!

Anonymous said...

so cute! You could probably re-purpose a pillow case for this project...just a thought.

Leslie said...

So so cute! I love it! Thanks for the great tutorial! You should link this up to Hoo's got talent on my blog!

CraftyMummy said...

Just popped over from Hoo's got Talent...

So easy and looks cute at the end - my kind of sewing! Thanks for sharing :)

Paper Issues said...

Love this!!!
I have also made one with a cheap-o dishtowel.

Jenn said...

Way too cute! Thanks for the tutorial!
Have a fabulous day!

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Anonymous said...

i think i might need to make one of these. maybe it would make cooking more fun for me :) thanks for sharing

Unknown said...

i want one! i am loving ric rac right now.

Leslie said...

Thanks so much for linking up to Hoo's got talent with your adorable apron!

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ice pink stars said...

I just LOVE this tutorial, and I'll definitely be using it again. Thank you so much for sharing! :) I made an apron for my mother's birthday. Linked to you here:
Thanks again! <3

Jess@craftiness is not optional said...

How did I miss this one? Adorable!

Anonymous said...

Love it!!!!


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