Wednesday, December 11, 2019

FREE Pattern: Christmas Ruffle Apron & Fabric Giveaway!


Make a fun and frilly apron to wear throughout the holiday season with my 
FREE Christmas Ruffle Apron Pattern & Tutorial 
and 
enter for a chance to win all these fabrics in my latest 
FABRIC GIVEAWAY too!


It has a nice full front to keep clothes clean while cooking & baking:


Full of fluffy, pretty ruffles in cheery holiday colors & prints like buffalo check, chalkboard snowflakes and vintage red trucks with a festive and flattering fit!


 The apron also features an adjustable single tie to get just the right fit around the neck and waist:


It's fully finished on the back too, so it's technically reversible and a great way to use even more festive prints!  It's perfect Christmas wear for a hostess or to make as a gift.


I created this project for Team Timeless using their lovely Home for the Holidays fabric collection.

I'm also giving away an assorted bundle of 1/4 & 1/2 yard cuts of these fabrics + coordinating Mix Basics solids to one lucky winner, courtesy of Timeless Treasures.  There will be enough fabric included to make a Ruffle Apron!



Now onto the apron making!!


Finished Size:
28"h x 20"w (at bottom)

Seam allowance is three-eighths of an inch unless otherwise noted.  

Fabric Requirements
- 1/2 yd cuts of Gail-C6887, C7200-Black, Holiday-C5790 Red, Holiday-C5790 Green
- 1/4 yd cuts of C7200-Pine, C7200-Cherry, Holiday-C5784 Red, Gail-C6887, Gail-C6886

Additional Materials:
- 2 1/2yd 1 inch wide grosgrain ribbon or twill tape
- Yard stick, rotary cuter, iron, disappearing marker/chalk, pins, safety pin
- My FREE Christmas Ruffle Apron Pattern HERE

Download my free top apron pattern pieces (set printer to actual size and check against the square inch on the page), then print, cut out and tape halves together per the instructions.

Cutting Instructions

Fabrics:
Fold fabrics, selvages together before cutting

- Along fold cut top apron front from and top apron back from Gail-C6887 and Holiday-C5790 Red.
- Cut 22"w x 17"h lower apron front from and lower apron back from C7200-Black, Holiday-C5790 Green
- Cut single WOF x 4 1/2"h strip from each of C7200-Pine, C7200-Cherry, Holiday-C5784 Red, Gail-C6887, Gail-C6886


Assembly:
Double fold all sides of ruffle strips under by 1/4 in (except the top ruffle, which needs the horizontal top edge unfolded).  Press, then topstitch short sides and bottom sides for all.  Baste along top for each piece.  Pull up on bobbin threads and cinch fabric to ruffle the strips.  Spread evenly.


Mark the front piece with horizontal lines for the ruffle placement as shown:
Starting at bottom marking line, pin basted top edges of ruffles into place, leaving a 3/8in space on either side for the seam allowance:


Fabric order shown for ruffles is:

C7200-Pine
Gail-C6887
Holiday-C5784 Red
 Gail-C6886
 C7200-Cherry

Stitch ruffles into place along top edge:


With right sides facing, pin lower edge of front apron top piece to the top edge of the ruffled lower piece and stitch together.  Do the same for the back apron pieces.


With right sides facing, pin together front & back pieces of apron, being careful to tuck the ruffle layers inward. Stitch together all the way around leaving 1 1/4 in wide gaps at the corners of the top edge and side edges (for the tie casing) and leaving a 3 inch gap at the bottom for turning.  Trim seam allowances and turn right side out.  


Press all edges flat.  Slip stitch by hand or machine stitch bottom gap opening.


Mark, then top stitch 1 1/4 in inward from curved sides to create the casing.  


Starting at one lower end, insert ribbon/twill tape through one side casing (attached to a bodkin or safety pin) and down through the other to create the adjustable apron tie.  Heat seal or stitch ends of ties to prevent fraying.


Time to put it on and enjoy the merry-making season!

FABRIC GIVEAWAY TIME!!!



Enter below for a chance to win an assortment of these fabrics for a total of over 4 yards of fabric!




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19 comments:

  1. I would make the apron. It is really cute!

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  2. I would also make the apron just like yours - it is darling.

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  3. I would definitely make the apron. This fabric is so cute!

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  4. The apron is so cute. Thank you for the tutorial.

    I think I would make a Christmas quilt for cuddling in the living room while watching Christmas movies with the family.

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  5. totally making this even if I don't win - this is adorable. Thanks for the tutorial

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  6. Cute apron. I REALLY HATE when I have to search and search for a Pin link!! And there isn't one.. So I'll skip it!

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    1. I don't agree with Pinterest's unfair censorship and blocking of pins, so I don't support or use them any longer, which is why there are no Pin It buttons on my site.

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  7. Even though I love the ruffled apron, I would use the fabric to make a set of holiday place mats! They are the perfect assortment of fabrics to make festive, colorful places to set our plates on the dining table. Happy Holidays!
    duchick at gmail dot com

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  8. Love the apron too...but I would use this great bundle in a fun & cozy Throw!! :) Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too :D

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  9. That apron is so adorably cute that I would make it for a family member.

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  10. I think some placemats would be great.

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  11. I would make something for my granddaughter.

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  12. Your apron is amazing! Id make a lap quilt, if I win. Good luck everyone! Enjoy your day,,, angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  13. Love the apron, especially the camper print. Just getting ready to go camping in a few weeks. This apron would be perfect. LOL. Thanks for hosting. Happy Christmas.

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  14. This apron is adorable. And since I need a new apron and I love christmas time all year long, I would make this sweet apron. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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