Yet Another Apron Not For Me

I seem to be on an apron kick lately.  I have made three in the last eight months, and not much else.  I guess making aprons is an easy way to satisfy the itch to sew without having to bother with all of the pattern tracing/fitting/etc. involved in garment sewing.

I really like the fabric I chose!

The latest apron apron is a (belated) birthday gift for my sister. I used the same pattern as the apron I made for my Grandma at Christmas:  the “Short Pleated Apron” from Amy Butler’s book In Stitches.

I love this pattern!  It is fairly quick to make and very satisfying to sew, plus you get to use fun prints.  I really must make one for myself one of these days!

Me modeling the apron.

I had a fun experience buying the fabric for this apron.  We have a great local yarn shop here called Jimmy Beans Wool (they also sell their products online – check them out!).  They recently moved to a new location and started carrying fabric.  I decided to check out the new store and buy fabric for the apron all in one trip.  When I got to the shop, I was disappointed to find that they only had the yarn and related knitting/crochet paraphernalia on display.  No fabric to be found!

When I asked a salesperson if I could order fabric online and pick it up at the store (I can), she said I could go back to the warehouse and shop, as long as there was someone back there to help me.  I had the place to myself, and the woman working the fabric orders was very helpful and friendly.  It felt like a private shopping experience!  No line waiting for my fabric to be cut!

Hot pads!

In addition to the apron, I also made my sister two coordinating hot pads.  The hot pads pattern came from the book One-Yard Wonders.  Making the hot pads was a revelation!  So easy to create custom hot pads or oven mitts.  I may never buy hot pads again!

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5 responses to “Yet Another Apron Not For Me

  1. Kathy

    I’m always looking for cool hot pads!!

  2. What a perfect birthday gift for your sister! I love the fabric and the matching hot pads are definitely a must have. It sounds like you had a lovely time shopping for the fabric.

  3. Such a lovely birthday gift for your sister! I am sure she loved it! Your fabric is so pretty…Great job! Have a great weekend!

  4. What a great apron and hot pads. I adore the fabric! I haven’t sewn in a long time, and I miss it. I never feel like I have enough time. But these projects look highly doable. I’m inspired!

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