how do you pick the right fibric for Aprons
The right fabric for aprons depends on the purpose of who will be wearing them. Here's a link that will hopefully guide you on your choice:
i work in a retirement home, and they have to be white, and don't shirk ,or wrinkle, when i look on Amazon, they have unbleached fabric, which i order, that was triable
It depends what you are looking for, decorative apron or something more protective. I like a denim apron for the sturdy and protective nature of the fabric.
For home use, cotton or cotton blend is a good choice. I've made a couple out of old jeans.
You could go to a fabric store like Joann's and select a suitable material, the staff will guide you with what will work well for your job. No matter what you select, I would suggest you prewash the fabric before sewing.
I like to use cotton blend that will hold up to a lot of washes. You can spray the material with Scotchguard to help with wiping down to clean it which will reduce numbers of washes.
Hello. Choosing the fabric that will stand machine washing is important as well as one that you will find comfortable and protected.
Hi Betty: Any fabric will do. A heavy cotton is usually best. Be sure to wash it first to remove the sizing and pre-shrink it. I made a 1/2 apron once and on the front I sewed a piece of brown fabric about 4" high and as wide as the apron to look like a shelf. Then I made fabric flower pots to put on the shelf and these flower pots were pockets:) It was really cute and was put up in the JoAnn Fabric store for months :) So many ideas you can do to create pockets :) Good luck
Many different fabrics will work. I've used cotton, canvas, or even vinyl.