Aprons have always been your best friend when working in the kitchen due to their many advantages of preventing you from getting unwanted stains on your clothes. Sewing an apron by yourself can make you have a lot of options of them in different colours and different styles, to fit different occasions as well. You may be scheduled to make dinner for your extended family, to which you cannot wear your stained apron from about 10 years ago, so here is how you can make your own apron in a few simple tips as given below;
1: The First Step Is To Cut a Block
Cutting a block for your apron is the first of the steps which should be done. There may be templates that can be found online if you look for Aprons Australia. This makes it easier to draw and cut the block out. The block may differ from person to person considering the difference in body types and sizes. This block would provide an idea as to how it can be designed and sewn to fit you perfectly.
2: Sew the Curvy Areas
As you cut this block for your hand made apron, it is noticeable that there would be curved areas of the block which would ideally fit close to your chest once completed. This area of the block is required to be sewn in to prevent the thread from being pulled and looking untidy.
3: Cut and Stitch a Pocket
A pocket is an essential part of the apron. This pocket should be capable of holding timers, kitchen thermometers and other small devices which would be needed on the go for your cooking procedures. Cutting and stitching a pocket it one of the easiest of the steps required. This pocket can also be designed as per your colour and design preference.
4: Sew the Neck and Waist Ties
A neck band is needed for the apron to sit comfortably on your body while you work, while the waist ties are essential in keeping the apron from swaying and getting in the middle of anything that is done. Waist bands are mostly used to secure the position of the apron to the middle of your body instead of merely hanging on your neck. For the neck band and the waist ties, elongated, thin strips of fabric can be used to fasten them to the relevant meeting points. Try to be cautious in keeping them to a fair width so that your neck does not get hurt if something heavy is kept inside the pocket.
There you go, that’s your apron done up there. The other steps would include the designing of your apron, they could have buttons or embroidery on them to look pretty and creative. Aprons don’t have to be bought from outside at any cost, when they can be sewn at home, for adults or kids. Handmade aprons can look in the cutest ways by consisting of all the colours and styles you prefer, if it is made for a little one, there are ways to sew in their favourite character too. So, good luck with your apron making!