Super G Apron & Serger Shortcuts


December isn’t just for Christmas.  In my family, it’s also a month of back-to-back birthdays…

On that note, I recently posted about some custom superhero capes that I made for a client:  Super Hero Capes & Digitizing Software

And, in that post, I mentioned that since my Grandma is a Super G, I will make her a black apron and put this leopard pink super G on it…..

Last night was her birthday party and she loved her new apron!

What a beautiful GiGi!

I was able to make this apron in record time by using my serger to finish the raw edges of the flounce, waist ties & facings instead of pressing and stitching a narrow hem.  I also used my serger to attach the flounce so I saved some steps there, too.  My serger stitched the seam, trimmed away the seam allowance, and finished the raw edge all in one pass.  Just call me Speedy!

I used my sewing machine to attach the apron’s V-neck facing so I could precisely pivot at the point of the V.   I also used my sewing machine to do the understitching for the neck facing as well as stitching in the ditch to apply the side facings.  Overall, it turned out lovely and I’m so glad that she likes it.

By the way, this is Butterick pattern 4945 – in case you’re interested in making your own!

Well, that’s all for now!  I’m off to stitch up an in-the-hoop wallet for my very cool Uncle Jacob.  I found a new way to “wrap” the gift that I think will be a big surprise to him….   I’ll share some pictures in a bit!

Have a blessed Sunday!

Jenny Gabriel – alter ego:  StitchinJenny

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