Apron Stitching – Arghhh to Simplicity Directions!
First it starts off with notions of Piping” and 1/2″ double fold bias tape. More arghhhhh. I selected 3 coordinating little prints – one a stripe – cause I always love strips on the bias, and knew without even looking further at the ‘directions’ that I’d do bias cut bindings instead…MUCH easier!
So – I cut a lining of the little polka dot 2″ taller than the pocket pattern. I stitched that onto the top – right sides together in a 3/4″ seam, then pressed it up – then down, to ‘line’ and bind the pocket top edge. I fused some of my Straight Fusible Stay Tape along that upper edge – 3 rows of it actually. Then – instead of piping around the pocket, I cut some bias 1 1/2″ wide of the same polka dot and bound the edge stitching it right side to right side as you can see in this photo. Then – I trimmed the seam allowance to 1/4″, pressed it away from the pocket, and around to the backside. THEN I stitched it to the apron’s top section. About that time, I’ll admit, I realized that I should have trimmed the pocket outer edges down by 5/8″, as it reallly seemed to large – but who can’t use a BIG pocket while in the kitchen?