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Gathered Apron & Pot Holder –Sewing Instructions:
Sewing Directions or Apron
Apron Bottom Hem and Side Hems
Trim away the selvage edges rom both short sides o the abric.1.To create the bottom hem o the apron, on one long edge, turn the abric 1" toward the wrong side and press. Turn the abric2.again another 1", enclosing the raw edge, then press.Pin the entire hem in place. With the sewing machine set or straight stitch, sew along the top edge o the hem.3.On both short sides o the apron, turn the abric to the wrong side about ½" and press. Turn it another ½" and press again. Pin4.these side hems in place.Using a straight stitch on the sewing machine, sew down each side.5.
Gathering the Top Edge of Apron
Place the Ruer on the sewing machine, ollowing the manuacturer’s instructions.1.Using a scrap o abric, test the Ruer, setting it to make a "tuck" every 62.
stitch. Adjust the depth to about medium. The ruershould be set up so that the fnished apron abric, ater ruing the entire top edge, will measure approximately 18" across.Place the apron abric in the Ruer and gather the top edge all the way across, about ½" away rom the raw edge o the abric.3.
I you don’t have a Ruer, you can gather your abric manually. Set the machine or straight stitch with a long stitch length(about 4mm), then turn the needle tension down to a low setting. Sew 2 parallel rows o stitching along the top edge o the abric –one row at ¼" and one row at ½" seam allowance. Because the needle tension was reduced, you can now pull the bobbin threadsto gather the abric yoursel! Pull rom both sides o apron and adjust the ullness evenly across.
Making the Apron Waistband
Fold the grosgrain ribbon in hal to fnd the center point, then open it back up and old it lengthwise. Press it about 10" on each1.side o center.Find the center point o the rued apron top and mark it with a pin.2.Place the center o the apron abric inside the olded & pressed ribbon. The ribbon should encase the raw edge o the gathered3.abric.Pin the ribbon in place across the entire top edge o the apron, making sure that you have the same amount o ribbon on the both4.the ront and back side o the gathered abric.Stitch the ribbon in place, making sure that you catch both ront and back edges o the ribbon as you sew.5.Press when fnished. Clip the ribbon tail ends at an angle so they don’t unravel.6.
PocketsEmbroidering the Pocket
Prepare or embroidery by applying the usible stabilizer to the back side o the pocket abric,1.ollowing the stabilizer manuacturer’s recommendations.Fill the bobbin with bobbin thread.2. At the computer, open the Futura3.
sotware. From the Main Menu, select Create, then scrolldown to Hyperont. (Hyperont
is an optional sotware program, available rom SINGER
retailers). Click Next to continue.Type the desired monogram letter in the Text Box, then click on Select to choose the ont.4.(For this project, French Script Bold was used). Ater choosing the ont, click OK.Click Next, and then click on Fill Stitch. Click Finish.5.