For People without Pockets!
Now with all you wheeler dealers out there (and you gardeners /crafters /painters /decorators/people-without-pockets, out there) we often get asked how to make up our mini aprons…… So with our brilliant work experience girl Emily on hand to do all the stitching we’ve decided to do a quick “how-to” for you all….
Give the pocket of fabric a quick iron. Now it’s time to think about the pocket front – fold the stitched bottom edge of your pocket of fabric up to create what will become the pocketed section of your apron.
Use a scrap of fabric and cut it to the size you want your pocket to be. Iron around all the edges of your secret pocket folding in the raw edges as you go. Stitch along the top edge of your secret pocket to make a hem (this is the top of your secret pocket). Now pin your secret pocket in place on the reverse side of your apron and stitch around the other three sides (left, bottom and right side edges) to form your pocket. (Remember to check your positioning – You don’t want it to be positioned above the top edge of your front pocket compartments as you will see your stitching on the front, and you don’t want it positioned below the fold line (marked with pins) of your main pocket compartments or else it will show on the front of your apron.)
Now stitch up the sides of the folded pocket section to join them to the back of the apron. To divide your pocket into different compartments stitch a couple of lines of stitching that run vertically up the pocket section dividing the compartments.
Now it’s time to attach your tape. Fold it in half to find the centre and mark this with a pin. Take your apron front and lay it on a table with the main pocket compartments facing down onto the table. You will have some raw edge of your fabric at the top of your apron. Fold the raw edges over towards the back side of the apron (The side with the secret pocket if you have made one) make this fold slightly less wide than the tape you are going to use – and then iron the fold in place.
Fold in and sew along the two ends of your tape to stop the ends fraying and you’re all finished!
Time to get gardening, crafting, or wheeler dealering!