Picture of mobius apron
Here's an unusual thing.  An apron with only one edge.  And one hole.

The nice thing about it is, you don't have to tie it.  You just put it on.  I like the broader shoulder straps and the fact that it's not hanging around the back of your neck.  Plus it kind of drapes nicely.  It's almost a dress really.

Step 1: Materials

Picture of materials
sewing machine
1-1/2 yard of fabric (~58" wide)

lyzzydee made it!1 month ago

I have just made this and its fabulous! I started to print out the pattern but it became a bit of a chore in the end I printed out the over all pattern (the small picture that showed the outline of the apron) and free hand drew it onto paper that I had taped together, that worked for me.

I wanted a long apron and it is certainly that !! I made it out of an old duvet cover, so its recycled as well!!

Thank you for a great pattern.

foobear (author)  lyzzydee1 month ago

That is wonderful and you are welcome!

Blue Rose5 months ago
I love this apron and plan to make one soon. Unfortunately I don't have access to letter size paper (8x11.5"), we only have A4 here. Printing on that will distort the pattern?
Author, could you export the pattern on A4 paper please?
foobear (author)  Blue Rose5 months ago

Download each image in it's 'ORIGINAL' size. You can do this by
clicking once on the image, then again to get to the image downloads
page. From there select 'ORIGINAL size'. Right click and download the
image. Print using the software of your choice without resizing the
image. The original images are sized to 8.5 x 11, so if you are
printing on A4, there will be a small segment of the paper that will
remain blank.

Blue Rose foobear5 months ago

Thanks foobear, I will be back with pictures :D

This is ingenious!

sci51 year ago

This exactly what I have bee looking for. I may add deep pockets, make one for working outside, one for painting, one for science lab!

foobear (author)  sci51 year ago
sounds awesome! please post photos if you do it!
grannyjones2 years ago
I've got to make mine!
foobear (author)  grannyjones1 year ago

Show us a picture if you make it!

sandycraig02 years ago
This is great. I'm a wheelchair user and this will be a perfect overdress for me because I don't need to worry about trying to get material under my bottom. I can put it on in a seated position. Also I can have a quick top clothes layer change when I inevitably spill something on my lap. Also great for careers and people who struggle with zips and buttons. Thank you.
foobear (author)  sandycraig01 year ago

Thank you!

Dr. P2 years ago
I love this! Your photo sequence is helpful to those of use missing the part of the brain that controls mirror images, crown molding cutting, and mobius stuff. (It took me a while to figure out how to put the apron on. Duh.)
foobear (author)  Dr. P1 year ago

hehe. I know what you mean about putting it on. I could not find the right words to explain it. The first time I put it on was easy. Then a few times after that I got confused. Then I finally figured it out.

DeeRilee2 years ago
I have a suggestion....by using a felled seam at the shoulders and finishing the edge with bias tape, you could make this apron reversible.

Get one side dirty, turn the other side out! Or by using a fabric that is reversible, but looks different on the reverse side, it would give you two different 'looks'.
foobear (author)  DeeRilee2 years ago
ooh , good idea. I was not happy with the seam anyway
DeeRilee2 years ago
Very nice! Any idea of what range of sizes this would fit?
foobear (author)  DeeRilee2 years ago
I'm not at all sure. But what I would try is, measure the person from their shoulder to as long as you wanted it to go, say, the ankles. And then print out the pattern so that the longer width of it was approximately that length you measured. That might work for a very tall or small person. It if was a portly person, I'm not sure what would happen. You might measure their circumference at the widest part and then scale the pattern in the other dimension accordingly. But I have not done any such experiments, its just conjecture.

darrenhall2 years ago
Really clever - pretty much one size fits all and gravity holds the item nicely in place, I could see this this having some broad applications.

Big respect
foobear (author)  darrenhall2 years ago
Sweet! Thanks! Like what kind of applications?
darrenhall2 years ago
Me again - I had had a thought - if ya turned this round and cut the material slightly differently would it not make a cool sarong for down on the beach or even a great fitting dress.

Thought provoking and cool - well done.

See ya.

foobear (author)  darrenhall2 years ago
I was kind of thinking that too! I want to think about how to recut it so you could turn it around and wear it as some kind of dress.
capricorn2 years ago
This is inventive and really elegant. I like it.

Thank you for sharing :)
foobear (author)  capricorn2 years ago
Cool! Thanks!
Ooh Fun! So easy to make :)
foobear (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
thank you! thanks for the feature!