Mobius Apron

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Introduction: 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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61 Discussions

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SALTSPRESS
SALTSPRESS

4 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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d33thao
d33thao

Reply 11 months ago

PAGES IN ORDER FROM PRINTER. 12, 6, 18, 24, 5, 11, 17, 23, 4, 10, 16, 22, 3, 9, 15, 21, 2, 8, 14, 20, 1, 7, 13, 19. I hope this helps to cut down the time to put the pattern together.

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SandraB77
SandraB77

Reply 8 weeks ago

You are a lifesaver. Thank you so much.

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HollyHarken
HollyHarken

Reply 11 months ago

Thank you for letting us know the order that the pieces go in. I probably never would have figured it out on my own as I'm terrible at puzzles.

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HollyHarken
HollyHarken

Reply 11 months ago

I just realized, after printing of course, that the paper is UK sized....
Does anyone have it in standard US paper size?

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HollyHarken
HollyHarken

Reply 11 months ago

Thank you so much for including just the pattern! No matter what I did, I couldn't print out the pattern!

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hellopf1
hellopf1

Reply 1 year ago

Thank you SO much for providing this way to print the pages of this pattern. Putting the pages together was like a puzzle but, it worked great and I appreciate your help!

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Steve and ShaunieM
Steve and ShaunieM

Reply 1 year ago

Adding my thanks for the PDF, it's fantastic!

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Runnaduck
Runnaduck

Reply 3 years ago

Saltpress....you are a genius. Tx

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StephanieJ56
StephanieJ56

Reply 4 years ago

you ROCK! Thanks a million!

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foobear
foobear

Reply 4 years ago

You're a lifesaver, thanks!

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fabricmom
fabricmom

3 months ago on Introduction

Great pattern for anyone under size 12/14 ladies USA sizes. It was easy to sew and came together quickly. Now I need to figure out how to make a plus size one. The top was too small for bigger women.

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gopony
gopony

9 months ago

Any recommendation if you want to make it to cover your backside? :-)

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Annette S
Annette S

Reply 3 months ago

You could do a little stitch ‘tacking’ on the back side in the place of your choosing.

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Annette S
Annette S

3 months ago

Hi! Thanks for posting this pattern! Ok so what I did to print this was: I took screen shots with my phone and scaled each pic ... yes this was for each page {24} plus the whole pic page. I saved them to my pics. I started to print but realized the pics weren’t full page cover. I emailed myself the pages in a pdf. I then had to go to my computer to download the pages and then went to open the printer options to scale the pages to full sheet coverage before printing the whole thing. The ‘whole page pic’ did not print completely. I assembled the pages with a little figgetting. Some pages weren’t lining up correctly so I matched up the pattern instead to make all the pages ‘look’ correct. I did fail on the neck line line up though but it isn’t a big gap so it’s an easy work around. Then cutting out the pattern was simple. For the long hem: I did fold over 1/4” fabric twice then sewed. Came out really nice! Sorry no pics.

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Annette S
Annette S

Reply 3 months ago

Also, I’m a US size 1x/2x. And I printed on 11” x 8.5” paper.

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monson2028
monson2028

Question 4 months ago on Introduction


try to download pattern and keep getting verification email notice, nothins happens after verification?

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Emh76
Emh76

Answer 3 months ago

Same here

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kathyh239
kathyh239

4 months ago

Thank you so much. Just what I've been looking for. I'm making one for myself for pottery and if I like it, I'll make one for each of my daughters for Christmas.