Adding the Waistband {Apron Series}

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When I was a Senior at Germantown High School in Germantown, TN {oh, so many years ago}, I played Jack’s Mother in our spring musical, Into the Woods.

We ran for 10 performances {I think} and played the heck out of that show.

I’m the one on the back row in the frilly bonnet with the big bangs.  {3rd from the left in between the red-haired prince and that sexy witch.}

Into the Woods

But there was nothing like the final moments right before closing night.  We worked so hard, had such a great run and were gearing up for our last night together.  There are just no words to describe that feeling.

And that feeling?  I’m sorta feeling it now.

We’re almost done with our Apron and what do I do next? Will I see you guys again?  Will it ever be the same?

Who knows, but let’s open that curtain and get on with the show, right?

Previously, we sewed our waistband and two apron ties together. So that’s ready to go!

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Step 1

  • Pin the waistband to the top of your  apron skirt, right sides together.

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Step 2

  • Sew 1/2 seam and press the seam up towards the waistband.
  • Then fold and press the bottom edges of each tie the same allowance as below.

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  • Now fold the other edge of the waistband 1/2 inch.
  • Turn the waistband back on itself so you have right sides together as below.

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  • For each edge of the tie, sew a 45 degree angle from the corner folded edge as shown below.

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  • Turn each end right side out and iron flat.

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  • Now, here’s the last part! Turn your waistband back over, matching the edge of the back side with seam underneath.

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  • Iron and stitch a 1/4″ seam from one end of the apron tie, across the waistband and, finally, to the end of the other tie.
  • Be sure to catch both layers in your seam!

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Oh, baby!  Where’s the After Party!

apron waistband

If you make your own Bold Vintage Inspired Apron, send me a photo so I can see what you’ve done!


What kind of fabrics would you choose?  Let’s chat in the comments below!

P.S.  This is actually my second apron here on the blog. Check out my first!

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  1. I think I would go with some animal prints. But I love your choices too!

    1. Animal Prints would be adorable! I’d like to try some Ikea fabric. I think that would be so cool!

  2. Ok, I have followed this step by step and I’m Completely lost at the waist band part. How do you get those round edges on the ties?

    1. Ok. So if have you sewn the waistband onto the apron, all you have to do is fold the waistband }towards the fron of the apon} in half, so that you have right sides together. You’ll see your folded hems are on the outside.

      Then you sew at a 45 degree angle from the each corner at an angle down towards the hem.. That way when you turn the waistband back so wrong sides are together, you have a that pointed end. Does that help?

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