Learning how to sew: The apron project, continued

The apron isn’t quite finished yet, but It’s getting very close!

I’ve bound all the edges, and it was maybe easier than I had thought it would be, but that’s just because I had thought it would be really difficult.

I started with the neckline edge…

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As you can see the result could be neater, but for a first try at binding a rounded edge I’m happy.

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Some of these photos are taken when I worked in the evening, so they are unfortunately a bit dark, but here is what it looked like when I had prepped the outer edge of the neckline for sewing:

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Look at how neat the stitches are this time:

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Yesterday I got some sewing done during daylight, so I took some photos when I put on the last of the binding around the lower edge;

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Here the apron is all pinned and with basting stitches just ready to be sewn…

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… and a close-up

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Everything was going fine. This is a learning process for me and one of the things I notices was that I got a nice consisting distance to the edge of the binding if I used the rectangular holes in the sewing machine as guides for the fabric while having set the stitch type to a needle position with the needle to the side – here’s a close-up of it:

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And then when I was so happy with my new discovery and thinking how great I’ve become at sewing . . . . .   the thread broke!

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Ah well, I’m sure this happens for everybody sometimes, and I fixed it and continued and the result was fine.

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All left to do now is the ties for tying the back of the apron, but that will have to wait for another day. 🙂

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