Mobius Apron

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Introduction: Mobius Apron

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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

sewing machine
1-1/2 yard of fabric (~58" wide)
thread
scissors
chalk
printer

Step 2: Print Out the Pattern Pieces

Print out the 24 attached images on 8-1/2 x 11 inch paper

How to print out the pattern pieces from Chrome:



How to print out the pattern pieces from Firefox:

go to "about:config"
set browser.enable_automatic_image_resizing == false



Locate the original image on Instructables by clicking through
View image
Page Setup: Landscape, shrink to fit, Set all margins and borders to zero (0.0)
disable all headers and footers
Print!



How to print on A4 or other larger sized sheets of paper

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.

Step 3: Assemble the Pattern

lay out the pieces and tape them together.  cut out the pattern shape.

Step 4: Cut the Fabric

Lay the pattern shape along a folded length of fabric as shown.

Trace around the edges with chalk

Cut the pattern out of the cloth.

Step 5: Sew Opposite Shoulders Together

Right sides together, sew the shoulder seams together as illustrated.

Step 6: One Giant Hem

Get ready to sew the largest hem you've ever made on a garment. 

Start somewhere, fold over a half inch of cloth or so and sew that to be the hem. 

You can just keep sewing all the way around the whole thing until you come back to where you started without stopping!

To make the hem lay flatter, you can top stitch it again a little farther out.




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Tips

If you use a coverstitch machine and stitch the hem from the right side, it would stitch and finish the raw edge at the same time.

Questions

40 Comments

One size fits most? Eeeks! I'm a size 24. I assume i'm not most. Is there an available pattern for me? Thansk

I have downloaded this for my wife. She loves it! I'm just curious for myself as to what sizes this will cover?

I see it is pretty much a one size fits all, but, she's 5'8" and about a size 12?

Thanks for posting this brilliant and great instructions. Hope you don't mind but there appeared to be lot's of pattern requests so I've copied it into illustrator and split out your pages into a PDF. I haven't tried sewing it yet but hopefully this might help others. It's based on UK sized paper.

Saltpress....you are a genius. Tx

You're a lifesaver, thanks!

Has anyone made this as a reversible apron? I know it can be done but I want to know where exactly I should leave an opening to pull it all through.

I think I know how. What you would do is, cut 2 of the fabric. Place wrong sides together, and sew a seam all the way around EXCEPT for the spaces at the strap ends (both upper and lower!), and then leave a good gap at the top of the breast-piece- the apron front part. Turn it right-side out, press the seam allowance in, pin it, and stitch the larger opening closed. Then, from there, you would need to hand-stitch the straps , pressing the seam allowances inside of the straps, and using a hidden stitch. Then, I would recommend pressing the entire seam, and topstitching the whole thing all the way around. Hope that helps! :)

I trede everything but I can't print out in the seise I need, grrrr will some help me and send some pieces in PDF email to me? Thank you for helping with kindly regards, Henny