Good afternoon and welcome to our first project. We are going to focus on that person who loves to garden. It is always great to see what we can grow and to play in the dirt as well. Who doesn't love those fresh fruits and vegetables. We are going to focus on a gardener's apron. This is an easy project and a lot of fun and great for a beginner.
You will need 1/2 yard of canvas (10 oz. weight) and 1/2 yard of outdoor fabric and thread. In-Weave carries both of these fabrics and the outdoor fabric comes in different prints. For the project, we cut a 2/3 yard piece of canvas, a 12" x 24" piece of outdoor fabric, 4 1/4" x 24" strip for the waistband, and 2 3/4" x 54" strips for the ties - 2 of them.
To begin, you will turn the upper edge of the pocket piece 1/4" under and sew. Before you put the pocket piece to the canvas, make sure to turn back the upper part and stitch. We accidentally forgot this step and ended up turning the seam on the front and just top stitched. It worked out just fine instead of ripping everything out and starting over. In fact, we liked the way it turned out. Pin the right sides together and sew 5/8" seam along the two sides and bottom. You will then turn it inside out. Now you will sew the pockets vertically. We chose to do three but you can alter it to your desire and put as many or as few pockets as you want.
Next you will fold the waistband in half and press, then press 1/4" seam on the edge. Put the canvas into the fold of the waistband and stitch. We chose to stitch it three times to give it support.
Next you will fold the ties in half and press 1/4" seam on the edge (just like the waistband). Pin together and sew. Insert the ends into the waistband piece and sew. Finish the edges of the ties by turning over and sewing them.
Just of note regarding the ties. We chose to do them as a wrap around to the front. You may change that and just make the tie in the back but remember that you do not need them to be 54" long. You can choose to do this any way that works best for you.
We hope you enjoyed this project and look forward to hearing from you. Enjoy your gardening experience.