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Do-it-yourself apron for the kitchen – we learn the tricks of needlework

Hand-made kitchen accessories fill the room with coziness and warmth Hand-made kitchen accessories fill the room with coziness and warmth Ideally, the kitchen should have three aprons – for the hostess, the male version and the children’s apron. This will allow the whole family to “cook”. A self-made apron has a psychological background. Many psychologists advise women to learn how to bake bread, lay even an everyday table beautifully and sew an apron. It turns out that a man subconsciously reads this information, and the female image in his eyes only wins. And also an apron is a beautiful and practical gift, and if it is made by hand, its value only increases..

The choice of fabric for the apron

This kitchen accessory and item of clothing is washed frequently, so the material must be durable. Teflon fabrics are certainly the best option, but their cost is quite high. And they are valuable in that they do not absorb water, do not let stains through – an ideal device.

Apron fabric must be practical. Apron fabric must be practical.

But chintz, satin, linen will do their job perfectly, although from time to time such an apron will need to be sent to the washing machine..

Some craftsmen like to use denim pockets and harnesses to trim the apron. Also, details from clothes that are no longer worn can be used in the design of an apron..

As for color, variegated fabric is definitely better than plain one. On such fabric, stains are not so noticeable..

Aprons for the kitchen

Having decided on the fabric, you need to choose the very style that will not bother you in a month or two.

The style for the apron can be chosen extremely simple or complicated The style for the apron can be chosen extremely simple or complicated The complexity of the chosen style will depend on your cutting and sewing skills. The complexity of the chosen style will depend on your cutting and sewing skills. It is not difficult to sew an apron of the style you like, if you know its tailoring in detail It is not difficult to sew an apron of the style you like, if you know its tailoring in detail

The most popular styles are quite suitable so that you can sew an apron on your own.:

  • Simple apron with emphasis on the bodice area (looks like a sundress, the straps go down, under the bodice area), very feminine and bright;
  • Simple classic one-piece sundress, both parts – the chest and the hem – are not cut out separately, but cut according to the same pattern (in this case, the main part is made from one fabric, and the ties and straps from the other);
  • Popular aprons in the form of a Russian scarf, diamond-shaped, with a slight fringe;
  • Skirt apron does not have an upper part, and the sewing of its hem consists in joining three “floors” of narrow stripes in a fold;
  • Apron in the style of “Merelin” with a very low-cut area and a lush hem (a bright fabric with large peas would be the best choice);
  • Linen classic apron with lace trim and a pocket on the chest;
  • Thick denim apron with satin side pocket, rectangular, strict, long.

Even a beginner can create a small masterpiece with his own hands if he himself works on the design of the apron. To do this, you need to beat the standard style a little: add braid, lace somewhere, make bright pockets anywhere in the apron, change the usual rectangular shape of the hem, replacing it with a triangular, arched, asymmetric.

How to sew an apron

Any beginner can sew an apron for the kitchen – this will be both a good lesson in cutting and sewing, and the first experience. If the master may not need a pattern, then sewing an apron by a novice needlewoman should include all the classic stages of making a thing.

To make a pattern for a future apron, you need to know the exact dimensions of the selected model To make a pattern for a future apron, you need to know the exact dimensions of the selected model

To help a beginner – a simple instruction on the topic “we sew our first apron”:

  • Pattern. To compose it, you need to take measurements, draw a sketch of the future apron, complete a drawing taking into account the dimensions according to the sketch.
  • The drawing is transferred to the fabric, all seam allowances are taken into account. You need to draw a drawing from the wrong side of the fabric.
  • The next step is cutting. The principle “measure seven times, cut one” is very appropriate here.
  • All details are swept away. An experienced craftsman can do without this stage, but it is still better for a beginner to sweep everything with his own hands, and only then sew on a typewriter.
  • The apron is ready!

Of course, these are simplified recommendations, but rather an algorithm of actions. So that the first pancake does not come out lumpy, it is better to focus on patterns from special sewing and sewing magazines, or download them on the Internet. Sewing the first apron assumes a simple style, better – a one-piece apron, where you do not need to sew the chest part with the hem.

Shirt apron – original ideas (video)

DIY aprons for the kitchen

If the task sounds like this: “We sew an apron for a child”, you can also involve the future owner of the apron in the case. The child will be interested in the choice of fabric, and the style of the future apron, and the decoration that can be made by hand.

It is sewn in the same way as an apron for an adult, only in design and details you can experiment to a greater extent.

Decorating a children's apron is quite an exciting activity. Decorative design of a children’s apron is quite an exciting activity.

First, you need to take measurements from the child, then make a pattern on paper according to them. Cut it out and attach it to the fabric, draw a small outline. A children’s apron is often trimmed with a satin ribbon, so there is no need to leave seam allowances. You need to add details to the cut out blank: let it be two bright pockets – in the form of an apple, and in the form of a pear. The part template is easy to find on the Internet..

The satin ribbon is folded in half, smoothed with an iron, it will border the apron. Edge seam is the best solution for finishing edges. And the harness at the top of the apron, through which the head is threaded, can also be a satin ribbon folded in half.

The fabric for the pockets that will decorate the apron may be different in color and texture.

You can also make a cross-stitch embroidery on a special border with your own hands, and then decorate the upper part of the apron with this fragment..

Children’s ideas are also taken into account: knitted flowers, butterflies from buttons, funny applications of animals – on the apron will be very useful.

We sew an apron for a girl (video)

We sew a short apron from old jeans

It can be a children’s apron, an accessory for a young fashionista who is involved in cooking, and a present for her best friend. And most importantly, it is sewn in an hour! The algorithm is simple:

  • The front of an old denim skirt or trousers needs to be cut, pockets, rivets, zippers – everything remains;
  • The edging is made with a bright, variegated fabric – you need to try to sew the fabric so that a fold is formed;
  • The strings are made of the same material. – estimated width of the edging – 5-10 cm.

That’s all! A cute denim mini-apron was sewn with my own hands in a short period of time.

How to quickly sew an apron (video)

Conclusion

An apron, among other things, is a way to practice needlework, and, inspired by the first successes, take on something larger. An apron, sewn with your own hands from the same material as the kitchen curtains, looks very cool. A set of aprons for the whole family can even become a family tradition. Success and inspiration!

Examples of styles and models for an apron (photo)