Cross Back Apron from Tessuti Fabrics – Apron Series No.3 | Sewing Therapy’s Sew Along Tutorial

Hello, Sara here! Today we’re continuing our apron series with the Tessuti Apron! This is a fantastic apron as it’s a tunic-style cross back apron that is easy to sew and wear. As an added bonus, it’s a free pattern that you can download and print at home or at your local copy shop. Again, shout out to Tessuti Fabrics for a great free pattern!

My previous Tutorial was ‘Zero Waste Gather Dress’. I think it’s not only environment-friendly clothing but a very lovely dress. I recommend you to check out!
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Although I always try my best to give you clear and easy to understand instruction, I strongly recommend you watch the video at least once to get the right idea. You can always come back and read the part that you forgot or wasn’t sure of.


Free pattern from Tessuti Fabrics

Mural Cotton Oxford fabric

My sewing machine
Bernette B38 Swiss Design Computerized Sewing Machine (USA)

LDH Scissors and thread snip

Craft Clips

Flat Head Pins

These are my online fabric shops.
All the fabrics I use are from either Dailylike Canada or Two O Nine Fabric Studio.
Dailylike Canada
Two O Nine Fabric Studio

Seam Allowance
Use 1/2 seam allowance unless otherwise stated

Frequently asked :
My method for Pattern Cutting + Tracing

When I have to print and tape PDF patterns, I fold/cut the corners and match the pattern. I learned this genius method from @minimalistmachinist on Instagram – it’s much easier than trimming all the edges and saves so much time!
And I use washi tape to connect the pages temporaily then trace the pattern onto pattern paper. I don’t keep the printed pattern, only the traced paper pattern

1 Bodice on fold, 2 Strap, 1 Bib Facing on fold, 1 Pocket

1. Pocket
Fold 1/4″ of the top edge and press WST (Wrong Side Together)
Fold 1″ the folded edge RST (Right Side Together) and Press
Sew the side edges

Turn right side out
Fold 1/2″ the side and bottom edges and press
Edgestitch/topstitch the top folded edge
Pin the Pocket onto the Bodice in place

Edgestitch/topstitch the side and bottom edges of the Pocket
Secure the top corners with your preferred method

2. Assemble Bodice
Pin and sew the wide side of the Strap and the backside of the Bodice RST
Press the seam towards the Bodice and understitch

Doublefold (1/4″ each) the outer edge and armhole edge and press WST
Edgestitch the folded outer edge from top to bottom
Edgestitch the folded armhole edge from top to where the Strap ends
Cross one Strap over the other

Pin and sew each Strap to the top edge, 1/2″ away from the side’s raw edge

3. Bib Facing
Fold 1/4″ and press WST
Pin and sew Bib Facing and the top edge RST
You can either unfold the side edges or leave them folded

Sew the sides 1/2″ from the edge
Turn the right side out
Re-fold the sides edges at this point in case you unfolded them
Make the corners neat and sharp

And press
Edgestitch the armhole edges and Bib Facing

4. Hem
Doublefold the bottom edge and press
Edgestitch/topstitch the folded edge

And that’s a wrap for the apron series, ending with the Tessuti Apron! I hope you have enjoyed creating different types of aprons with me. I would love to hear which one was your favourite!

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