Zigzag Apron

Mix zigzag piecing, hand embroidery, and appliqu? for an apron that is fun and functional.

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Mix zigzag piecing, hand embroidery, and appliqu� for an apron that is fun and functional. The wrap-around ties create flattering shaping for this onesize- fits-all apron to make you the cutest cook in the kitchen.


Finished Size: Waist seam adjustable. 28 3/4", not including ties; Length 27", not including neck strap.

Fabric Requirements:

- 1 1/3 yd of main cotton print fabric

- 2/4 yd of complementary cotton print fabric

- 8 x 11" piece of second complimentary cotton print fabric for circle appliqué

- 8 x 11" piece of tulle to match circle appliqué fabric

See project for complete supply list and notions.

Originally Published: Stitch, Spring 2009

SKU: EP2595

Author/Speaker/Editor: Melanie Testa

Format: eProject

Customer Reviews

This is my new go-to pattern for aprons! Review by Carol Barringer

This pattern just looks complex; it's really pretty easy. The zig-zag contrast is appliqued, not pieced. The instructions say to hand-stitch this, but I did machine applique with good results, much quicker. I had to shorten the neckband significantly (5"), and on one of my two aprons (so far), I omitted the circle appliques. This is the fussiest detail of the pattern and added several hours to the work time, but I like the effect for the one I did that way. Without the circles, this apron works up surprisingly fast and looks just fabulous. Very different from the usual apron pattern!

(Posted on 5/19/12)