I’ve posted this fat quarters apron and this “totally cute” apron, and have made several of each. Last Sunday, I wanted to make a holiday apron. With only four or five fat quarters and about half a yard of red-and-gold dotted cotton, my options were limited–until I combined these two patterns into one apron. Here’s how I did it.
Using Sew4home’s directions for the apron skirt, I constructed the apron skirt using holiday-themed fat quarters.
As directed, I added a pocket to the skirt, using the dotted fabric for contrast.
Then, I added a band of the dotted fabric to the bottom, following the the Sewmuch2luv pattern.
I also used the red for the waistband and ties, which I adapted from the Sew4home pattern. I cut those pieces 4 inches wide, and then attached them on either side like a traditional apron. Turning the apron ties with a dowel, as shown in the Sewmuch2luv pattern, is a real time saver.
These fabrics were so colorful, I kept embellishments to a minimum. The rickrack trim from Sew4home made a nice touch, and I used red so it would blend. Green or black would have worked, too. My apron will be a hostess gift. I may have just enough fabric left for one more, I believe. Although it appears labor-intensive, this was a quick project. Frankly, it would have been even quicker if I’d serged the skirt instead of using French seams. Since I’m picky about how I finish my work, I have no regrets.
Hope this inspires you to do some quick December sewing. Happy holidays!