My nephew’s Christmas list this year included an apron. I’ve been keeping an eye out for one in the shops with no joy, so when I spotted this cute fabric whilst buying black jersey for my sleeves, I decided to make him one instead.
It’s a pretty simple make and I just used Pumpkin’s apron as a template. The challenge was in dealing with a rather tricky fabric. The shiny vinyl surface sticks to any other smooth surface which makes it tricky to keep it moving through the sewing machine. I used a little washi tape on the under side of the foot and a piece of fabric wrapped around the bed of the machine to help keep it from sticking.
The fabrics also can’t be pinned as they leave puncture holes. I just creased the edges as much as I could and hoped it would stay in line when I sewed.
Overall it turned out pretty well. Hope the nephew agrees!
That came out very well! 🙂 Next time you sew vinyl, leather or PVC try a roller foot – it rolls over the material instead of gliding.
Ooh good tip, thanks! I’ve never even heard of a roller foot!
Have a look on eBay. 🙂
That’s such cute fabric!
What a fab apron. Well done for overcoming all the difficulties with it, it looks great
It looks fab! I’m sure he will love it