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justoldeb  January 27, 2014 5:23 AM
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thank you!!

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madewithhugsandkisses  December 15, 2013 3:55 PM
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I do apologise, I must have forgotten to add the link through to the instructions. Follow this link, I hope it helps. I would love to see what you make xxx
http://so-sew-easy.com/christmas-apron-pattern/

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amybrinne2354194  December 6, 2013 7:16 AM
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How to sew the Christmas Apron Pattern

This is a pretty straight forward pattern to follow but here are a few instructions that might be of use:

Of course you need to start by printing out the pattern, piecing together the pieces as you would a normal pdf pattern, matching the notches, letters and numbers and then cutting out the pattern and your fabric.

Seam allowances ARE included in the pattern.

1. Begin by gathering the apron skirt and bodice as stated on the pattern.

2. Take the 6 strips of fabric you are going to use to create the ruffle around the apron skirt. I know six folded strips sounds like an awful lot, but stick with it as the effect is worth it! Join these together to make one continuous strip.

3. Fold this long strip in half length ways and press using an iron.

4. You are now going to attach this straight onto the skirt, creating pleats as you go. You want to make small pleats, about a finger width wide and make sure they are following the same direction. I change direction half way around the skirt to ensure the same effect on both sides of the apron skirt. These pictures give you an idea of what the pleats should look like:

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5. Once you have attached the ruffle, top stitch around the edge of the apron skirt as follows:

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6. Take the bodice binding pattern piece. Fold it in half and press. Then turn in the edges to the middle to create binding, the attach this to the top and side of the bodice.

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7. Take the two strips of fabric that will be used for the apron waist band. Cut one of these strips in half and attach one to each end of the second, full length pattern piece. Doing this means that you wont have an ugly seam line down the center front of your apron. Repeat with the waist band lining pattern pieces.

8. You now need to sandwich the bodice and skirt in between the lining and waist band pattern pieces. Now I have tried a couple of different ways of doing this but my preferred method it to press the seam allowances and top stitch in place. My advice is to pin it in place first before you stitch anything just to make sure your positioning is accurate.

9. Nearly there take your two neck tie pattern pieces, fold in half length ways, right sides together and sew across the top and down the length of the strip. Turn the right way around and press flat.

10. Attach to the bodice of the apron, again p in first to check positioning. These pictures show you the front of the apron and the inside view, showing how I have attached the straps.

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And there you have it, your Christmas apron is complete!

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amybrinne2354194  December 5, 2013 10:38 AM
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Why did you not include instructions for this pattern. I think I can figure it out but my daughter wanted to try and do it herself and the instructions would have helped.

Traditional Christmas Apron Pattern