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Materials Needed to Sew a Retro Apron
A free pattern and directions to sew  the perfect bib and ruffle holiday apron

Perfect Bib and Ruffle Holiday Apron

Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
A party or holiday gathering is not the time to cover your best clothes with a stained apron. Sew a pretty apron that is perfect for a holiday or party. Use a fabric that follows a party theme or a holiday theme fabric for the perfect way to protect your clothes and contribute to the gathering theme at the same time.

Note: This apron will require intermediate to advanced sewing skills.

Materials Needed:

  • 2 yards of preshrunk 45" wide fabric. (Remember that a solid color fabric will show grease stains much more predominately than a small print.)
  • Thread to match the fabric (How to Choose Sewing Thread Color)
  • Optional but recommended - 1 1/2 yards of lightweight fusible interfacing or scraps long enough to interface the waistband sections and possibly the shoulder straps.(Interfacing Basics)
  • 2 Buttons - 1" buttons that will be on the inside of the apron.
  • Sticky Notes or a way to label the pieces after you cut them out.
  • Optional -- Rotary cutting tools to obtain accurately squared pieces (How to Use Rotary Rulers and Cutters
  • Standard sewing tools -- Sewing machine, measuring devices, iron and ironing board (Photo Gallery of Sewing Tools)
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