Bound-edged apron – a finished project!

I have finished my 3rd learning-how-to-sew project, and I am happy with the result!

Last time I wrote about the apron project I had already sewn the ties, but still needed to turn them right side out and attach them to the apron.

I struggled a bit turning the first one right side out, but figured out how to to it easy with the second one…

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nefermiw/6956871570

 

Then I pressed the ties and slip-stitched the ends shut. I am amazed… slip-stitching is like performing magic – you don’t see the stitches even though you are sewing from the outside!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nefermiw/6956873792

 

Attaching the ties was actually more difficult than I had expected. The box stitches was very difficult to make look nice, and this was my first try at doing it, so I guess I shouldn’t have expected too much, but I had hoped for a nicer box.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nefermiw/6960365080

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nefermiw/6960369866

 

But I can’t complain about the overall finished result….

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nefermiw/6960367848

Tadaaa…….! A finished apron = yet another finished project. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Next project is a bag, and I am really looking forward to the challenge.

6 thoughts on “Bound-edged apron – a finished project!

  1. Shannon says:

    Hey, I have the same book and this is my next project which I’m doing out of calico at the moment for practice. I’m a little confused with how to sew on the bias binding though, different youtube vids do it different ways and I find the book’s explanation very unclear. Do I simply fold it over and sew? Yours looks really good, well done ๐Ÿ™‚

    • nefermiw says:

      Hi Shannon,
      I used the machine method (for a circular edge) which is explained on page 55. First I pressed the bias binding with a medium hot iron so the folded parts of the binding were against each-other and then I pinned the binding sandwiching the edge of the apron fabric. I then basted the binding in place which leaves me free to remove the pins before machine stitching. I practiced on some scrap material first to test stitch tension and length and to see were to position the edge under the needle.
      If it’s still unclear to you, don’t hesitate to ask again. I might be able to take some photos of how I did it.
      Good luck with your sewing projects.

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