Hello, SewTimeless readers! It’s Eva Garlick from Sew Much Good. I have two festive projects in store for you today!
First, remember Mrs. Bindweed’s Boots and Jingle Boots? Well, the folks at Timeless were so excited about these fun table runners that they whipped up another fun version for the upcoming holiday. By changing the fabric and adding a little heel to the boot template, they’ve turned my Christmas Elf into a Jolly Leprechaun!
And, whether or not you are Irish, who doesn’t love to wear GREEN on St. Patrick’s Day?! After all, Spring is just around the corner and everything will be turning green soon.
Today I am bringing you a whimsical apron that is as easy to make as it is fun to wear!
The pattern is my Strawberry Licorice Apron from Sew Much Good, featuring giant ric-rac trim.
The greatest part of this apron is the GIANT RIC-RAC made easy with iron-on fusible. If you have not used iron-on fusible before, you are in for a treat. It is simple, quick and fun.
For this pattern you would use a light weight fusible such as Heat-N-Bond Lite.
I have followed the pattern instructions for preparing the apron for the ric-rac. I have sewn the upper and lower pocket pieces together, attached the lower skirt band and basted the upper bib accent in place. Now the apron is ready for the ric-rac.
I start by tracing the three ric-rac patterns onto the paper side of the iron-on fusible.
When I begin to see the fabric through the paper as in the picture below I know that it is pressed enough.
Now I carefully cut right on the traced lines removing all the excess fabric and paper.
When I peel the paper from the back of the pocket ric-rac, the iron-on adhesive stays on the wrong side of the fabric. See how shiny it looks.
With the paper off, I center the ric-rac on the pocket covering up the seam. The ends of the ric-rac might extend slightly passed the pocket edge.
I always place a pressing cloth on the ironing board to protect the cover from any of the fusible adhesive. Again I follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for heat and pressing time. A typical pressing for this step is 10-15 seconds. I avoid scrubbing the iron around but rather place the iron down for the 10-15 seconds, raise, re-position and press again.
I position the bib ric-rac using the side shape for reference and making sure to cover the bottom of the bib accent band.
The shape of the ric-rac ends serve as a guide for correct placement.