Halloween Apron

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The beautiful rolled hems on the ruffles What advice would you give someone starting this project? I had trouble serging the sides of the backing that the ruffles attach to and ended up hemming the sides on the sewing machine. I think this was because I let the ruffles extend too close to the side edges. If I made another apron like this, I may try serging the sides before I attach the ruffles - but not sure that would work?

What you will need

  • Halloween prints cotton fabric
  • polyester serger thread
  • bulky nylon thread

Q&A with Musette

Amy Alan asked:
I LOVE THIS! How cute!! I really hope you wear it while answering the door to hand out candy. I agree- your rolled hems look beautiful. Yes, you could serge the sides of your backing piece before attaching the ruffles if you like. I serge the sides last because I like to catch the threads that attach the ruffles into the decorative side seam to finish them off. Hemming them on your sewing machine is fine though. Don't feel bad about "cheating"! Feel happy that you finished an adorable project! :)
Musette answered:
Thanks, Amy. I plan to wear this apron with black pants, a pullover, and a witch hat on Halloween. I'll be at my grandkid's house, helping give out candy. I have learned so much in your class! I've had a serger for years and was so intimidated by it that it stayed in a closet until I started your class, Thanks for being such a good teacher!
Devonchey Creat asked:
I just love this. I've only finished up to my 4-thread overlock so far and can't wait to get to the projects!
Musette answered:
I just bought a Juki 5 thread serger. The little Singer serger I bought for $99 years ago is incredibly difficult to thread. The Juki is much easier. I haven't got around to experimenting with all five threads yet. It's nice that it will do a cover stitch for knits, but I don't know how much trouble it's going to be to set it up to do the cover stitch. My favorite thing on a serger - so far - is the rolled hem.