How about a change of pace today? Instead of recipe, I thought I would share a tutorial for a cooking-related item.
The apron. Although it's making a comeback, the apron is under-rated in many of today's kitchens. When I was younger, I didn't appreciate the value of an apron and ruined several shirts and even a few pairs of pants because of splatters and spills. I have, since then, learned to put an apron on before I start any cooking or baking project - no matter how big or small it may be.
For many years, I have used an apron made for me by women in the church I grew up in. As much as I love that apron, it really was time for a new one. After seeing a tutorial on Pinterest and some fabric I really liked in a local store, I decided to make my own. I found a great tutorial for a baker-style apron HERE. The instructions are clear and very easy to follow. Thanks to At Home by the Baye, I had a new apron in no time!
Ta-Da!! This is my completed apron. Isn't it pretty?
My apron-making adventure began with just a yard of pre-washed fabric. Be sure to follow the measurement instructions given in the tutorial for how much fabric to buy.
My fabric is folded in half lengthwise and I've marked the cutting line with dots. Hopefully, you can see the dots. I've added an arrow pointing out one of them - just in case. I used a rotary cutting tool, but scissors will also work just fine.
I also use a self-healing cutting mat whenever I use the rotary cutting tool. Above, you can see the beginning of my apron.
All the edges have been sewn and my apron is almost done. All I have to do is add the neck straps and ties. I followed the directions for the straps and ties given in the tutorial exactly and had no trouble attaching them.
It fits perfectly! As you can see, I opted not to add the pockets. This apron hangs in my kitchen and it's the one I put on before I start any cooking or baking project. I used a medium-weight cotton fabric which protects my clothing very well and launders even better.
Thanks, again, to Baye from At Home by the Baye for sharing her wonderful tutorial with all of us!