Fat Quarter Childs Apron Tutorial

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My little kids love wearing aprons while they help me in the kitchen! The tutorial I have for you today will show you how to make a simple childs apron using fat quarter fabric. A fat quarter is a piece of fabric that measures 18 inches by 22 inches.  You can buy them pre-cut to this size at most fabric stores or on-line. Let's get started! Material's Needed: 1 Fat Quarter 1 scrap of fabric 7" x 10" (for the pocket) Ribbon (3/8 inch to 1 inch wide) Matching thread Sewing machine … [Read more...]

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 apro … [Read more...]