Nothing like an activity to beat the snow and cold
As a member of the Tie One On Apron Club, you can come out to the ABQ Sewing Studio to make your apron at our once a month meeting, or you may have your patterns shipped to you and have fun online with the apron community in our private Facebook group.
It’s a good thing there is the FB group because the weather was definitely not conducive to travel at the end of January when the meeting took place.
Two brave souls, Lynn and Merle did wander in from the storm though, to work on the Ruby Apron by Rebecca Ruth Designs.
Students are required to cut out their patterns before our 3-hour class so that we have the best chance of finishing up our creations.
This apron is a little bit different in that portions of it are cut on the bias, or at 45-degrees, if you’re not familiar with the sewing term. To show off the bias it’s nice to use a stripe so that you can get some nice movement in the design.
I kit for these classes as required and Lynn chose to make her apron from the red and orange fabric I had selected. It’s a line by famous pattern designer Nancy Rink called “Getting to Know Hue.” I still have it at the store if you’d like some yardage yourself.
I had also made the same pattern using some stash fabric in a happy carnival-like palette.
Lessons taught this class
This month’s lesson covered:
- how to work with bias fabric
- how to use single fold bias tape
- how to turn a hem on a curved seam
I also showed off a nifty notion we carry here in the shop and online, the Quick Turn Fabric Tube Turner which we used to turn out the straps in a flash.
Merle has an extensive stash, being a yard sale shopper, and located an appropriate stripe in her collection to use.
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Two ways to join the Tie One On apron club
If you would like to join this group, we meet the last Tuesday of the month from 9 till 12 noon. We will be making an apron a month until October.