Mobius Apron

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Intro: 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

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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swissmsmo

Tip 7 months ago on Step 6

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.

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JodyS41

8 months ago

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

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DouglasH53

10 months ago

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?

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OneBirdieMa

10 months ago

Perfect!!!! TYVM!!!

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SALTSPRESS

2 years ago

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.

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WendiP2

2 years ago

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.

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LeopardstripesWendiP2

Reply 1 year ago

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! :)

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HennyK

2 years ago

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

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kathyriddle

3 years ago on Introduction

I have read your instructions over 'n over and still can not figure out what I am doing wrong to print those 24 pages for the pattern. Any suggestions out there on how to create the pattern without wasting 24 sheets of paper?

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foobearkathyriddle

Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

I'm not sure what problem you're having, but lyzzydee just eyeballed it with a piece of chalk and it worked out well for her. I guess I could try to sell the pattern on etsy or somethink, but I haven't got a round tuit.

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foobearfoobear

Reply 2 years ago on Introduction

I apologize, but I have lost track of the thing. I have a job now, so I don't have time to devote to this hobby anymore. But you can guestimate the size given that the sheets of paper that compose the pattern are 8.5" x 11". Best wishes and thank you for your interest.

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kathyriddlefoobear

Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

It would be lovely to see measurements written out on the full pattern (length of various sections in inches) of the original version then I'd have no problem adjusting my version from those measurements. That would, at least, give me something to go on as I've made a similar one but your one piece pattern looks so much more effective.

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foobearkathyriddle

Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

I will look for the apron and take measurements and upload them. I'm not sure where it is actually, but I'll try to follow through.

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kathyriddle

3 years ago on Introduction

Thank You! That would be so kind and generous of you! I look forward to you finding the apron and doing that for those of us who would like to replicate your apron.

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Blue Rose

3 years 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?

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foobearBlue Rose

Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

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.