Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Gift suggestion...the Dottie Apron


If you are looking for a nice gift to give this Christmas, consider making a "Dottie Apron".  These are constructed from 2 placemats and 3 yards of ribbon (more if you are making the Apron on the right).  Here are the instructions for this simple project.



Fold one Placemat in half lengthwise, and iron a crease in the bottom third.  Take the 2nd placemat and fold it in half width wise, press a crease.



Place the horizontal and vertical folds together with a 5 ½ “overlap



Pin the edges and corners of the placemats where they overlap together.



Pin the edges and corners of the placemats where they overlap together.



Cut 18" for each tie on the neck and 36" for each tie at the waist.Attach the ribbon by placing the raw edge along the underneath vertical placemat (where the neck is). Pin in place.  Fold the ribbon over to cover the raw edge.  Pin it in place.


On the wrong side of the fabric, topstitch a box to hold the ribbon in place.  Sew an “X” in the box if you wish to add more stability.


Either melt the edges of your Ribbon or use Fray Check to stop the ends from fraying




Christmas Gift!

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