In my huge (extended) family with 9 siblings, we have devised a holiday gift giving schedule - called Julie's algorithm - so each family buys or makes gifts for one other family each year. This year I'm making gifts for my youngest brother Jay and his wife. They're newlyweds :). So for him I made this cute apron that I know he'll love.
I used the Purl Bee's Adjustable Unisex Apron tutorial and some darling prints from Birch Fabric's Camp Sur line by Jay-Cyn Designs. It's available at Fabricworm. The link to this tutorial is also in our site Archives on the Home Love page, and right now you can enter two win two whole yards of this adorable fabric from Fabricworm in our current giveaway.
I started out by tracing the apron dimensions onto my fabric with chalk as Molly directs. Easy peasy.
This is some thick cotton canvas that I found in my stash. I'm sure it will hold up nicely, the only drawback being that it would not let me iron out the fold marks. Sorry.
But since it is an apron I'm sure it will get washed a gazillion times and those stubborn folds don't stand a chance.
The pockets and ties are in that adorable Camp Sur quilting cotton and therefore I decided to make the pocket a double thickness. It's just a rectangle that I pieced together (putting the Sly Fox print under the Big Sur print). Don't they look cute like that? The reverse side of the pocket is in that top print called Paddle Hatch, and the ties are strips cut from Blue School.
Here they are ready to be put together. I edgestitched the top of the pocket, and then waited until it was pinned to the apron to finish sewing the rest of the way around.