A lot of us are making the move to collection eggs from chickens right from home. This provides organic eggs that you don’t have to pay for out of the super market, which is a giant plus. If this is you, then you may want to learn how to sew one of these handy aprons.
You can slip it on and then collect 12 eggs right in the handy pockets. This also allows you to untie it and lay it out on the counter when you go to put the eggs away. It also keeps the eggs away from one another while collecting, so you do not have to worry about them breaking if they bump.
What You’ll Need:
• One yard of your fabric of choice – You may need more or less depending on your waist size.
• Coordinating thread
• Scissors, straight pins
You have to make your cuts for the pockets, the apron and the ties for the back. This can also be done by your waist measurements. Just cut the apron part by half of your waist size. You will then need to cut the strings for the back to wrap around your whole waist.
Make sure to cut two pieces for the apron. Four for two pockets and four for the straps. I also rounded the corners of the apron I made, though you could have them square or rounded, depending on your preference.
When cutting the pieces, you will have to go off your waist size. From there, you can then measure the pockets to fit on the top of the apron depending on the size.
You will want to turn the pieces so that the right sides are facing each other. Start with the straps and go around them. I tighter the bobbin thread so that I would get a frilly, fancy look on my straps; you do not have to do this and could just clean sew around them.
I turned them right side out and then went around them again to give a clean, put together look. When done, they should look like this:
I didn’t go around the outsides again when I turned them back out, since I would do this later on when sewing them onto the front of the apron.
Now it is time to attach the pockets to the apron. You will need to use your straight pins for this. You don’t want the pockets to wiggle off the fabric.
Remember, only use ONE of the pieces of apron fabric. The other can wait until you put the apron together. I also used an egg and pinned the pockets down, though I will be sewing them after attaching the pocket to the apron front. I gave wiggle room on either side of the egg to accommodate bigger ones, if necessary.
I sewed around the outside edges, without going up the pocket sides. Remember to take care when going around the edges to not sew the top of the pocket! This is what it looked like when I was done sewing both of the pockets onto the front of the apron:
This is definitely a tedious part since you have to go back and forth and cut a lot, but this is how the eggs are going to slip into the pockets and not worry about having them break because they click against each other.
Once the pockets are sewn, now it is time to put together the entire apron! Put the right sides together of the apron. The pockets you just sewed should be facing in towards the print on the other piece of fabric. You will also want to add the straps on during this part. Use your straight pins to keep them in place!
Place them so that the raw edges are sticking out and the straps are facing in with the pockets and the right sides of the fabric. When you turn the apron right side out, the straps are going to jump out at you, so that they can be used.
The picture shows how the straps should be situated inside the apron and then pinned in place, so they do not wiggle as you go around the entire length of the apron.
While I don’t do this for each project, this apron didn’t leave much room for error. Mostly because I wanted to make use of just a yard of fabric!
Once I went around the inside of the apron, I turned it right side out and shook it out. I made sure everything was put nicely together.
I then went around the outside of the apron to provide an edged look with my coordinated thread.
Then it is finished! Here’s the final product: