My sister-in-law loves to bake and is very good at it so I thought a cute apron would be a great craft gift for her, that I would like to accompany by a matching apron for my niece so that she can have one like mum mum has.

Groovy Hostess Apron Tutorial - Free at Sew4Home

Groovy Hostess Apron Tutorial - Free at Sew4Home

I found this awesome free pattern and tutorial at Sew4Home, it is really clear and simple to follow, and I finished it in a few hours and am very happy with the results!

Here is the Tutorial – Groovy Hostess Apron

There are some great tutorials and projects on the site, that I would like to do, the next one I will be attempting is part 2 of the Christmas Present which will be my niece’s matching apron.  Her’s comes from a different pattern but because I am making it in the same fabric, they will match and I hope they both like their gift.

I am still learning to sew and I am very impatient by nature so I did make a few mistakes, but they worked out ok. The problem I had was related to not reading the instructions… (go Q! he he he) so my waistband and ties are slightly different but not noticably I don’t think.  The pattern uses straight stitching in some cases and I used diagonal because I thought it would look good.

Here is my attempt:

Fabric I Chose for Hostess Apron Tutorial From Sew4Home

Fabric I Chose for Hostess Apron Tutorial From Sew4Home

I think the fabric range is called Apple Orchard, I purchased it from Spotlight.

Hemming the sides and bottom of Apron from Sew4Home Tutorial

Hemming the sides and bottom of Apron from Sew4Home Tutorial

Adding the Apron Pocket from Sew4Home Tutorial

Adding the Apron Pocket from Sew4Home Tutorial

I used diagonal stitching here to addd the pocket, the tutorial uses edge stitching, my edge stitching is not so straight, so I think that this stitch is friendlier for me.

Completed Apron after Following Tutorial on Sew4Home

Completed Apron after Following Tutorial on Sew4Home