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Thread: Stringless Aprons - Anyone Know How To Make Them?

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    Stringless Aprons - Anyone Know How To Make Them?

    A couple of years ago someone on the Secret Pal Swap sent me the most wonderful stringless apron. I can't find a photo of it nor can I find the directions she so kindly sent me. Worse yet, I don't recall who it was!

    It consisted of a "body" perhaps the size of a kitchen towel and it had a band across the top and a loop to go around the neck. The beauty of it was that it fits virtually anyone -- from the tiniest Slenderella to the fluffiest Rubanesque gal.

    Would anyone happen to have the measurements? I really want to make some for our church cookie baking volunteers for Christmas -- and if I have enough toweling left over, I think they would be nice Christmas "bibs" for the nursing home.
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    You might check out Tipnut.com for some apron ideas. I didn't find "stringless aprons" but there are some other quick ideas.

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    Can you take a picture of it? Googling didn't give many ideas. Something like this? But that doesn't seem to incorporate a towel??
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    This is the one I had in mind also. I've seen many at church and volunteer functions wearing this style apron.
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    Can you take a picture of it? Googling didn't give many ideas. Something like this? But that doesn't seem to incorporate a towel??
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    Oh I saw a pattern on Sewing with Nancy site similar to this .. check there (maybe?)
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    Krystyna, go to www.etsy.com and type, " no tie apron patterns" and see if any of those are what you're looking for.

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    Looked at Etsy and yes they have the no tie aprons, but I would just want the pattern not for them to cook me a whole meal. $28 for a pattern, vintage or not, is out there. Plus the 50s are when I was in high school so I don't consider that vintage, just a little older.
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    This seller has several versions of this smock style that has no ties:
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/1677232...?ref=related-0

    Seems like it would be fairly easy to make this with a couple of towels; would just need perhaps a commercial pattern that included the banding part. However, it doesn't meet the OP's criteria of a loop to go around the neck.

    Maybe this one? https://www.etsy.com/listing/1210172...w_type=gallery

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    Pattern and instructions here

    http://www.outonthetownbibs.com/apron.html

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    Maybe it's this one? http://www.outonthetownbibs.com/pinkplaid.html

    Edit: Maybe not. No band across the front.

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    Nope, nope and nope, but many, many thanks to all for the valiant efforts!
    I guess I'm just going to have to make one and post pix of the process for anyone who might be interested!
    Off to snip and click!
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    Could you post a picture of the apron you are trying to duplicate? Maybe that will help us.
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    OK! I just made one ... fast and furious ... or, if your prefer ... down and dirty. You get the idea.

    Will post a tutorial once I clean up the pix.

    Here it is ---

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susanna10 View Post
    Pattern and instructions here

    http://www.outonthetownbibs.com/apron.html
    I have found a project for the adult care home near me for Christmas gifts. Thank you.

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    Thank you Susanna for posting the link to this apron.
    Have added it to my favorites for when I get caught up.

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    Here's a photo of the finished apron on my good friend "Olga"

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    Thank you for the pattern. Its just what I wanted. This site is so great and also the members!!

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    Glad you liked it, Tazz. I made a ton of them for some of the shut in's who our church group delivered cookies to. Happily no one went up in flames!
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