Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Skirted Canning Apron

Last night I gave a beginning canning class/demo for about 18 ladies. Besides talking about canning, part of what we did was have a few giveaways. I like to give an apron away when I do these little "classes". So over the weekend I did a little modification of the basic chef apron that I usually make as "workhorse" aprons. I wanted something a bit more feminine and cute, quick and easy to put together, but still had major coverage.

Basic Directions:
  • Attach the skirted flounce portion to the main body of the apron, wrong sides together.

  • Sandwich the pieces into the double fold tape and stitch thru all layers.

  • Press bias tape "flap" toward hem of the apron. You could topstitch that flap down onto the flounce if you wanted.

  • Bind with bias tape the main body of the apron. Start on one side continuing down and around the flounce hem and then back up the other side. ***I rounded the flounce hem corners slightly so that I wouldn't have to miter the bias tape.
  • Bind the top neck edge of the apron with bias tape.

  • Position bias tape along curved armpit edges leaving enough for ties and then making a loop for the neck opening.

  • Wear and look great! Have fun canning! Congrats Ann Y. on winning!



Simplicity 3752, view C, using the flounce pattern piece

Combined with Mom's New Apron

I really like how this little experiment turned out and think this might be my new "go-to" style apron from now on.


  1. Oh, I really like it with the flounce! How did your class go?

  2. That is super-cute! I like the idea of rounding the corner to avoid mitering, too. And I never would have thought to attach the flounce wrong-sides together and sandwich with bias tape. Hmmm...I might need to try that on a skirt...



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