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Linen Aprons with Embroidery

These bright linens aprons embellished with flower embroidery are fun and easy to make. They are a beautiful addition to your kitchen and can make an excellent gift. For our aprons we used the photo stitch embroidery designs of the Sunflower, Pink Oriental Poppies, Pink Rose and Pansies. However, you can use any other flower from our extensive Floral collection.

For the aprons we used medium-weight linen fabric. For the ruffles, pockets, belts and ties, we used cotton fabric with different floral patterns.

To make the aprons, we used the basic patterns from the McCall's Stitch'n Save M4958, which offers patterns for 3 different aprons.

The Sunflower Apron

For this apron we used pattern C, but pockets from the models A and B. We also added a 3" wide ruffle at the hem.

You will need about 3/4 yard of medium-weight linen, 1 fat quarter of cotton fabric with a small sunflower pattern for the pockets and 1/2 yard of cotton fabric with a large sunflower pattern for the ruffle and ties.

Copy the pattern to the fabric. Do not cut it out yet. Mark the position of the embroidery. Make the embroidery using light-weight iron-on cut-away stabilizer.
We used the design of the Sunflower.

After the embroidery is finished, cut out the apron.

For the pockets, we used the pattern from models A and B, but made it smaller. To do this, make a 1-inch fold in the pattern near the central line and a 1 inch fold in the upper line. Cut out 2 pockets using this new smaller pattern.

Cut out a ruffle 4" wide and the same length as the width of your fabric (40"-42"). The finished width of the ruffle will be 3".

Follow the sewing instructions given by McCall's. Instructions for attaching the ruffle are in the description of the models A and B.

The Poppy Apron

The poppy apron is similar to the sunflower apron, except that the ruflle is 5" wide (finished) and the pocket is that of the C model. We made the pocket to imitate a flower pot. Note that the embroidery is situated lower than in the sunflower apron.

First copy the pattern to the fabric. Do not cut it out yet.

Prepare the pattern of the pocket. We made it smaller than the original. To do this, make a 1-inch fold in the pattern near the central line and a 1 inch fold in the upper line. Cut out one pocket.

Pin the pocket to the apron and mark the position of the embroidery. After this make the embroidery using light-weight iron-on cut-away stabilizer.

We used the design of the Pink Oriental Poppies.

When the embroidery is finished, cut the apron out and follow the sewing directions from McCall's.

The Rose Apron

The rose apron is sewn using the patterns for the B model. The B model is actually a pinafore. To make it an apron, we used only the front of the skirt and did not use the two back panels. We did not make the shoulder ruffles either. The skirt ruffle is 5" (6" unfinished) wide and 42" long. The pockets are 1" smaller than the original model.

We used the design of the Pink Rose. We have many roses in our collection. We chose this one because its colors matched the fabric we had best.

We used 1 yard of linen and about 1 yard of cotton fabric for this apron.
To embroider the design on the bib, transfer the pattern of the bib onto the fabric, but do not cut it out. Mark the placement of the design. Embroider it, then cut out the bib. Follow the sewing directions from McCall's.

The Pansy Apron

This apron is sewed using the patterns for the B model. Like with the Rose Apron, we used only the front of the skirt and did not use the two back panels. We did not make the shoulder ruffles either. The skirt ruffle is 5" (6" unfinished) wide and 84" long. The pockets are the same as in the original model.

We used 1 yard of linen and about 1 yard of cotton fabric for this apron.
To embroider the design on the bib, transfer the pattern of the bib onto the fabric, but do not cut it out. Mark the placement of the design. Embroider it, then cut out the bib.
We used the design of the Pansies in Oval Frame. Embroider only the bouquet and do not embroider the frame.

Follow the sewing directions from McCall's.

We hope that you liked our ideas and will come up with many of your own.

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