• To sew a vintage apron, you'll need at least 1-1.5 yards of pre-washed and ironed cotton cloth (preferably white for that vintage look).
• Cut the fabric so that it is wide enough to cover your sides and chest. Now you need to cut it so that it looks like an apron.
• For covering the top portion (chest area) of your apron, you need to measure the distance across the chest. Divide this measurement into half and add 2.5 inches to it.
• Fold the fabric into half, measure from the fold to the distance in step 3 and mark it.
• Decide from where to where the top portion of the apron till the waist should be. Take a measurement of this on the fabric opposite to the fold and mark it.
• Between the two markings you've done, cut a curved line for your apron. Hem the edges of the apron from all sides by folding them over.
• Fold the curved edges of the apron on the wrong side a bit to make the casing for the ties.
If you want a colorful vintage pattern, use a printed fabric for a striking look.
• First, take a dish towel.
• Run a needle and thread in and out. Keep it even and very close to the trim. Then, draw it to the tightness of gathering of your choice.
Then, pin 20" ribbons in place and sew over the gathering. Make sure that the wrinkle is under the needle and the fabric is not flattening out.
• Next, measure 2 ribbons 28" inches long, also measure, where at your waist you wish to tie the apron. Pin them into place, along the back right and left edges of the towel and sew just over the ribbon, along the original towel seam.
There you go; your cute retro apron is ready!
• First, take a pair of jeans, measure the length that you want for your apron. Cut the jeans in that length, but from the bottom-up.
• Then, cut the inside seam and open the pant leg out.
• Cut the top of the apron with the width you want.
• Take any floral-patterned fabric in a rectangular shape. Keep the length and width as per your size (you could use the front side of an old skirt, too).
• Next, take a smaller, square-shaped fabric of (preferably) a contrasting shade and stitch it on the apron center as a pocket.
• Next, make the edges neat. You could do this by putting edging tapes or by sewing it in a sewing machine.