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The »LeCook« apron is perfect for the Christmas bakery or for the preparation of feasts. A camouflage pattern is very grateful for expected stains. And thanks to the striking belt strap, which can be adjusted by two D-rings in the neck, the apron is also suitable for male hobby chefs. The apron is sewn with two pockets the size of a smartphone, practical loops and a suspension for pot holders. So everything is always at hand.

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You need:

  • 1 m canvas
  • color-matching sewing thread
  • 50 cm webbing (25 mm)
  • slider with suspension (25 mm)
  • 3 m webbing »Soft« (40 mm)
  • webbing ends (40 mm)
  • D-rings (40 mm)
  • metal label »Handmade«
  • a piece of SnapPap


The seam and hem allowances are included in the cut and are included in the instructions.

  • Apron: 1 × in break
  • Bag: 1 ×
  • Receipt: 2 × opposite
  • Webbing (25 mm): 1 × 12 cm, 1 × 32 cm
  • Webbing (40 mm): 2 × 105 cm, 1 × 35 cm, 1 × 45 cm

That’s how it works:

Start with the patch pocket. If you sew your apron for a left-hander, you can simply work the bag opposite on the left side instead.

Sew over the seam allowance on the left side and the bottom edge and iron each 1 cm to the left side of the fabric.

First fold the top edge of the bag 1.5 cm and then again 2.5 cm to the left and iron the folded edge smooth. Then sew the double hem with a straight stitch.

The outside edge of the bag remains uncleaned, as it will later be hemmed together with the apron. So that there are not too many layers of fabric on top of each other, you can cut off the hem allowance as shown in the picture. Cut back a maximum of 3 cm.

For the integrated hook, pull a 12 cm piece of the narrow band (25 mm) through the top eye of the hook suspension.

Now prepare the horizontal band on which the hook band will be fixed. Cut 32 cm of the narrow band (25 mm) and fold over one side 2 cm inwards. Put the ribbon on the right side of the apron according to the marking. The hook band is put under the horizontal band – also according to the marking.

Now sew the horizontal band close to the edge as can be seen in the diagram on the pattern and fix the hook band in the process. For safety, you can sew a cross at the height of the hook band.

Also topstitch the lines for the loops vertically and lock them carefully.

Attention: If your tape is made of polyester or similar. you can only iron the apron at this point with an ironing cloth and at a low temperature.

Put the bag left to right on the right side of the apron. The appropriate distance of approx. 2 cm is important for the hook band so that you can put it in your pocket later when not in use.

Stitch the bag tightly on the left side and on the lower edge with a straight stitch. It is best to secure the seam end at the top pocket hem with a small triangle.

Topstitch the vertical line for the pocket divider. Again, use a small triangle to secure it.

Fold the hem on the bib of the apron by 1.5 cm and then 2.5 cm to the left and iron the folded edge smooth. Now you can sew the hem with a straight stitch.

Hem the sides and bottom hem as well. If you want, you can sew this seam in one go. Leave the needle in the fabric on the corner and then turn the apron 90 ° with the presser foot raised.

On the right side, the bag is automatically edged and closed when hemming.

It’s best to mark the side edge of the receipt so that you don’t get confused later.

Fold the hem allowance at the top and 2 cm to the left on the side and iron the fold edge smooth. It is sufficient if you fix the hem by overcasting the outer edge of the slip with a folded hem and edging the hem edge on the outside.

Now put the slip on the apron from right to right and sew it on with a seam allowance of 1 cm. Cut off the seam allowance or carefully cut small slits until just before the seam so that the slip will look cleaner later.

Fold the receipt inside and carefully iron the wrapping edge. Do not sew the document until later.

Put the 105 cm long side tie (40 mm) 4 cm deep between the slip and the apron. The seam allowances are behind the webbing. Make sure that the slip is nice and smooth. Sew the webbing carefully – preferably with a decorative cross. You can capture the apron, webbing and receipt.

Neat the other end with a strap end. If you use pliers for this, place a cloth between the pliers and the end of the webbing so that you do not scratch the metal.

Sew and sew the second side tie tape on the other side as well.

If you only want to close the apron with a knot instead of a bow, you can also use a shorter band. Keep in mind that the apron can no longer be knotted at the front.

Thread the 45 cm neck band through the two D-rings and fold it in by 1.5 cm. Now fold the folded end 3.5 cm over the D-rings and sew the band with two seams.

Sew the neckband with the D-ring fastener to the right side of the bib. Make sure that the right side of the fastener is visible on the outside.

The shorter, 35 cm long neck band is sewn to the left side of the bib in the same way. Neaten this webbing with a webbing end.

You can also mark the decorative cross with a chalk pen so that both fastenings look the same.

Now you can stick the receipt completely on the apron and carefully topstitch. Choose a distance of 4 cm and – if you want – a contrasting colored thread.

Finally, put a label on your apron. To do this, cut a piece of SnapPap that is at least 0.5 cm larger than your label at the edges. Put the front part of your metal label through the middle of the SnapPap piece, put the counterpart on the back of the label and bend the two brackets.

Sew the label – possibly with a narrow zipper foot – to the hem of the apron. So it will be the perfect gift.

Happy cooking and baking!



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