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Old Time Pinafore Apron

Added Oct 10, 2008

by lewis1

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I make these aprons at the Ozark Folk Center on the treadle sewing machine. They are worn by many of the crafters and musicians. Make a regular apron using 2 lengths of material. I cut one length in half (lengthwise) and sew to each side of the other piece. The waistband is 2 strips of fabric 45" across and 5" wide. I cut one strip in half and sew a half to each side of the long strip. The top is a separate piece, doubled, sewn right sides together, and turned right side out. Then I sew the top to the apron bottom.

Material Notes

3 1/2 to 4 yards of cotton calico material.




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    Oct 11, 2008, 01.53 PMby allygally

    I’ve been wanting a pinafore apron for a while, thanks for posting! I’ll have to try one.

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    Oct 10, 2008, 04.00 PMby justmica

    This is so practical… I always stain myself! ;)

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    Oct 10, 2008, 06.33 AMby sewdelightful

    I love pinafore aprons. It’s so cute I have to make one now. Thanks! :)

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