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…

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nefermiw/6951978146

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

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nefermiw/6951978794

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:

Apron

Look at how neat the stitches are this time:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nefermiw/7098052597

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;

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nefermiw/7098053277

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nefermiw/7098053825

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

Apron

… and a close-up

Apron

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:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nefermiw/6951990676

 

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

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nefermiw/6951991294

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

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nefermiw/7098302451

 

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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