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Ruffled Apron

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Beginner Serging: Machine Basics & Techniques taught by Amy Alan

Take your serger out of the closet! Learn the fundamental setup stitches, then make three posh projects: an exposed zipper bag, an ombré ruffled apron and a striped knit scarf.

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Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Cute, Casual
Branalyn on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Cotton fabric, two colors Wooly Nylon thread Polyester thread

Branalyn on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? I love the fabrics and colors I chose. I'm not too happy with the rest of it. My test fabric came out much more ruffled, even after multiple attempts. My rolled hem is not very neat. I missed a direction and had to improvise at the end a little. But, it is done and is in my apron stash. I found the boxed bag to be pretty easy, but the apron really tested my skills and stitch knowledge. I know what I need to practice before using some of the stitches in future projects!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take it slow, do a lot of practice stitches, and stick with it!

Branalyn on craftsy.com

I really like the colors you chose, Branalyn! Your test stitch is beautifully ruffled- did you discover why your apron pieces did not ruffle as expected?

05/13/2013 Flag

In a word? Impatience! Also, the purple ones, like the test stitch, did better than the floral ones (which was a much stiffer fabric) and I just sort of even it out some. I think if I had kept trying, I would have eventually made it work, but I was getting frustrated and ready to move on to the next project!

05/14/2013 Flag

Well you may not be happy with it ...from looking at this pic I think it is adorable!!!..just cute as hell!

11/02/2013 Flag

I agree. I just love that fabric and I think that I would reach for that apron when cooking just because it is so bright and colourful. Adorable.

01/12/2014 Flag