– 3 X 44″
After cutting my rectangles, I folded the pocket piece (6 X 16 1/2″) in half lengthwise, and pinned it to the bottom edge of the larger rectangle, folded side facing up.
Starting 1 1/4″ from the right side, I began sewing the sections 1″ apart. This will give you 16 openings with 1 1/4″ on each end.
To finish the edges, I used a double fold bias tape around the sides and bottom.
I wanted to create a gathered look, but was worried how the vinylized cloth would look if I tried to ruffle it. Luckily, using a basting stitch (an extra-long stitch) I was able to pull the thread and create a gathered waist just like I would with any other fabric (finished width: 12″).
Taking my 3 X 44″ piece, I ironed the long edges in and then in half to create the sash. (notice that I did not use the vinyl on my sash, because I wanted it to be easy to tie).
After pinning the sash by folding it over the top of the skirt, I stitched it down and continued to sew along the edges of the rest of the sash.
My budding artist loves her new apron. And since she has been showing maturity with her art supplies, I inserted miniature markers into each slot, but they are perfectly sized for crayons as well.