When I think of France, one of the first things that comes to my mind is eating at the cafés. My order was always either a hot chocolate with sugar cubes or an Orangina. French cafés are designed for people watching and some of the best people to watch are the servers! Since we’re celebrating all things français this week, we thought we’d transport you to the city of lights with your very own(easy to make) bistro apron!
- 1 yard French ticking fabric (or other sturdy fabric). Ours is from Décor Steals – find similar here.
- 2 yards Twill Tape
- sewing scissors or Rotary Cutter
- sewing machine
This apron took all of 15 minutes to put together, and that included me taking out the sewing machine! This doesn’t need exact measurements, and the great thing about using the French ticking fabric is that there are straight lines built in! All you need to do is hold the fabric up to your waist and make the width so that it goes from hip to hip. A bistro apron is longer than a hostess apron… it should fall below your knees. You’re going to sew a quarter inch seam along the bottom and two long sides. For the top, fold over two inches, and place a length of 1″ twill tape under the fold. Sew the fold down, and be careful not to sew over the twill tape.
Ticking is extremely sturdy, and this apron would make the perfect hostess gift for that Bastille party that I know you’ve been invited to! Alternatively, this would be adorable made out of a sturdy cotton duck fabric.