I saw this idea on Pinterest (of course) and wanted to make one for myself. I needed it to be quick and easy. So this apron is super "cheaters" method (as in -my sewing teacher from college would be horrified at all the incorrect sewing methods used). And so with that-lets begin.
1 apron (I bought a 3 pack at Sams Club for $10.00). They are just the plain old, basic apron
5 coordinating fat quarters (I bought a pack of 8 fat quarters at Walmart for $9.00-I figured if I ended up paying a bit extra it was made up for in the fact that I didn't have to try and find that many prints that went together while shopping with my kids-or have to wait while the slower than turtles lady cut it.)
1 coordinating button
NOTE: this tutorial relys heavily on a serger. If you don't have one you could still make this but it wouldn't be quite as quick and easy. I will let you figure out what to do without a serger (you are all smart enough).
Step 1. Start by pressing all your fat quarters flat. Then press up one 3rd on the bottom.
To mark I used a ruler and chalk pencil. I held it in place and marked with my pencil little dash marks all the way across. This is how I determined where I would sew the next piece.
is not as wide as the lower part I cut off 11 inches of this strip and serged the end (this will make this strip shorter and therefore the ruffles will still look equal and you won't have a super ruffly part on top). Measure and mark 4 inches above the last row like you did previously. Match the top of the ruffle piece with that line, pin the top corner. Now to begin this row sew the serged end of the ruffle piece on the angle. Start at the bottom, backstitch and sew up to the top corner, put the needle down into the fabric, lift the presser foot and turn your fabric. Put the presser foot back down and continue sewing and bunching and sewing and bunching along the 4 inch mark.