| Cross Back Apron General How-To Info
|Left photo; shows the face
cuts of a Cross Back Apron. I folded one of the pieces in half so you
could see the pairing of the two fabrics.
Right photo; shows the back pieces as well as the pocket
|Left photo; shows a pocket
placement. This one is placed with the bottom of the pocket 8" off
the apron's bottom. However, you can choose any shape and placement OR
you can choose no pockets at all. Topstitch pocket in place before
matching the side seams, sewing them and proceeding to the next step.
Right photo; shows both fabrics, matched face to face. Pinned
together and ready. Leave an turning opening somewhere on the long seam.
Also start your seam sewing about 4" down on all the straps. It
will make it easier to match and piece the strap crossing.
|Left photo; shows the apron taking shape.
It has been turned right side out and pressed. You can see the ends of
the straps are not sewn down. this will be very helpful
Look at the straps. Pretend they are called "A", "B", "A", "B" from left to right.
Match the two "A" Apron Back Strap Ends together face to face
. Pin to hold in place. Now do the same with the "B"
Strap Ends. Now for the next step. Complete the cross back
Right photo; shows you have matched both like fabrics together at the
shoulder. This is why I suggested you begin your inside seams a bit down
from the edge. With a tiny bit of turning you will be able to match and
and sew the shoulder seams.
|Left photo; shows the two apron fabrics
pinned and in the process of being sewn.
Right photo; shows you have successfully sewn and pinned the shoulder
seams and the crossing of the back is complete. Now all that remains is
top stitch sewing. I suggest you press again and make sure your shoulder
pins and turning opening are pinned in place.
|Left & Right photos; show sewing
around a very long seam. I like using one of the decorative stitches but
a straight stitch is just fine.