September Challenge- Get Creative Week 2

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Time to show us your pictures for the first week of our September challenge! (If you’re wondering what this challenge is all about, click HERE for details) Did you have fun making your aprons? I can't wait to see them! An InLinkz Link-up … [Read more...]

Placemat Aprons

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Making a placemat apron is super simple and also very affordable. I've made several of these in the past, but I thought for September's Creative Challenge I would make a couple more. Here is how I did it: Materials Needed: 1 placemat ribbon elastic lace a lighter straight pins sewing machine various embellishments, if you'd like- buttons, flowers, etc Directions: 1. Find the center of your apron and measure about 2-3 inches on each side from the center and mark it. 2. For … [Read more...]

Simplified Sewing with e Patterns

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Recently, I was in a sewing class with several experienced sewists. The topic turned to ePatterns and the general consensus was dislike. I hate to be the bearer of bad news to these ladies, but instant download ePatterns are the future. What is an ePattern? Simply, it is a pattern you purchase online. It will come to you either in a zip file or an instant download. All you do is download the pattern to your computer, print the pages, tape them together, and cut out the pattern.  Many … [Read more...]

Choosing Fabric for an Apron

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  It’s safe to say that I have spent a lot of time matching fabrics to aprons.  And, with the holiday season closing in on us, I wanted to give you a quick tutorial about choosing fabrics for aprons.  Because we all know that aprons make great gifts. Today, I am going to show you how I go about putting two fabrics together to create an apron that I will love.  If you follow closely, you should be able to do the same and create beautiful aprons for yourself or as gifts. For … [Read more...]

Project Inspiration: Bandana Apron

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Not only is this Bandana Apron the easiest thing you will ever make, it is super cute and comes in handy! I wanted something a bit different than the full-body aprons I have hanging in my pantry- something I could wear while entertaining that wouldn't cover up the outfit I chose very carefully to wear to the party. After all, what's the point in looking cute at a party if you have an apron covering your clothes, right? Enter "half-apron" and better yet, make it coordinating and matching to my … [Read more...]