1. Using diagonal seams, sew together blue dot 2"-wide bias strips to make a 220"-long strip. For the single-fold binding, which designer Tina Lewis prefers, don’t fold binding strip in half. Before stitching binding to wrong side of apron, turn under a long raw edge 1⁄2".
2. Referring to photo, page 1, bind top edge of apron bib, trimming binding even with raw edges. Bind side and bottom edges of apron skirt, again trimming binding even with raw edges and easing slightly around curves. Then bind side edges of apron bib, extending binding about 24" beyond top edge for neck ties and 29" beyond bottom edge for waist ties. Fold each tie end under 1⁄4", and hand-stitch closed to complete apron.