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19 Free Vintage Apron Patterns
Ruffles, gingham, large floral prints, a sweetheart neckline. All hallmarks of a cute
vintage-style apron. But be careful or you may end up with an apron you think is
too pretty to risk wearing in the kitchen!
An apron can make a excellent first project for a beginner who's learning how to
sew. An apron usually has only straight seams to sew, and even thought it's
technically an item of clothing, there's usually no fitting required. Plus the beginner
will be able to practice skills like creating and sewing ruffles (if a ruffled design is
chosen), gathering (for the skirt of the apron), and turning fabric for the ties. And
if one or more busy prints are chosen, they'll help hide any minor mistakes.
And of course, by making your own apron (as opposed to buying one), you get to
choose your fabrics. And one advantage of an apron project is you may feel freer to
have fun with your fabric choices. For instance, combining several fun prints in
bright, high contrasting colors - choices which might clash or look garish with any
other item of clothing. And feel free to add generous amounts of embellishments
such as ric rac or bias trim. And remember that if you do choose to sew your apron
from several contrasting fabrics, to consider pre-washing your fabric (and any trims
too). This can help reduce the chance of the fabric dyes bleeding onto one another
and can also help keep your finished apron from shrinking the first time its washed.
Travel back in time and make your own vintage apron with this collection of nineteen
free vintage and retro apron patterns gathered from all over the web! So whether
you're looking for a full or half vintage apron style, you're bound to find a design on
these pages that suits you.
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