Vintage Apron

By  Rebekah Meier 

size: adult

  • Vintage Apron


  • Vintage embroidered tablecloth
  • Coordinating cotton fabric, 1 yd.


  • Pellon Shirtailor Fusible 950F
  • Sewing machine and cream thread
  • Acrylic ruler, rotary cutter and mat
  • Iron and pressing board

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, straight pins
  • 1. Use rotary cutter, ruler and mat to cut tablecloth in half.
  • 2. Machine gather top raw edge of tablecloth to desired size, fitting waist measurement.
  • 3. For waistband and ties, cut 5"x70" strip from cotton fabric. (Note: Two 35" strips are needed if using 1 yd. of fabric. Machine sew strips together creating one long strip, pressing seams open.)
  • 4. Cut 4-1/2"x70" strips from interfacing. Fuse interfacing onto wrong side of waistband.
  • 5. With wrong sides together, fold fused fabric in half. Fold each raw edge under 1/4"; press.
  • 6. Center gathered edge of tablecloth so it is sandwiched halfway between folded edges of waistband; pin.
  • 7. Fold waistband ends under; press and pin in place.
  • 8. Starting at one end, topstitch entire waistband.