Making a 50’s style apron is a ton of fun, and very flattering for the figure. The apron can easily be made from scraps, and in under 30 minutes.
You will need the following supplies to get started making a 50’s style apron.
I yard -Cloth
1 yard – Ribbon
1 yard – Decorative ribbon/lace
1 – Needle and thread
1 – Piece of chalk
1- Iron/ Ironing Board
1 set – Pins
First you need to find some fabric. You need a very small amount of fabric for this project, and scraps will work fine. In your fabric store, there is a little section full of scraps that can be bought at a discount. This is a great place to start to find a piece of fabric. To see if the fabric is long enough, hold it up to your waist. The fabric should go a little below your knees, and go all the way from your far left, to your far right.
Once you have the fabric, choose two different types of cute ribbon (one type for the tie/top, and one for the bottom (decoration).
When you get home iron the piece of fabric. An iron will be your best friend when sewing, do not be afraid to use it. When the fabric is completely ironed, draw on it with piece of chalk for the pattern. It should have a curve on the bottom, with the bottom going out wider than the top. This is very easy, and your intuition will serve you well.
Fold the edges of the apron on all 4 sides, and iron the cloth. Sew all four hems. A sewing machine will make the job much faster (and more professional/straighter stitches) but a hand sewn apron will look just fine.
Pin the top ribbon into place, leaving plenty of room for the ribbon to tie around you. Sew the ribbon into place. Do the same for the bottom decorative ribbon.
I had a little extra ribbon so I added a cute bow in the middle. This is where you can really get creative. There are hundreds of adorable and creative pre-made designs made for just this occasion. You can add pictures of candy, flowers or poodles – whatever you want to do. They should have a large selection of decals in your local fabric and craft stores.
These aprons are fun to make, and fun to wear. They are extremely flattering, and very easy to make. The next time you are looking for a craft project, start in the scrap section.