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June 2016

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The Canvas Wrap Apron

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There was a time, about six years ago, when the only thing I was sewing was the Canvas Wrap Apron. I had initially created the pattern and apron for me as I have a tendency to wipe my hands on my clothes and get pretty messy in the kitchen. To save wardrobe changes and serious damage to my favourite clothes, I created the apron which basically ensured full body coverage. I didn’t like ties at the back of my neck so the typical, over-your-head and tie-at-the-back style apron didn’t work for me. Once I created mine, the apron became pretty popular and as I said, it seemed to be the only thing I was sewing for a few years.
I made the apron for friends, for family and for people I met on the world wide web. I made a lot of them.
Canvas Wrap Apron
And then more…
Canvas Wrap Apron
Soon, most of my ‘crafty’ friends had a canvas wrap apron.
And then I stopped making them for a while.
Maybe I got bored and wanted to make other items. Not sure why but I haven’t made this apron in years. Then, recently, I went to put on the original apron I made for myself and realized it had lived it life, fully and completely. Six years of constant use and washing had worn down the pockets and when I tried to tie the straps, they both broke off 🙁
Thus, the need arose for a new apron.
Canvas Wrap Apron
Canvas Wrap Apron

Canvas Wrap Apron

Canvas Wrap Apron

Canvas Wrap Apron

Canvas Wrap Apron
The canvas is a 7 oz. unbleached, natural cotton which becomes very soft and subtle after washing. All accent fabrics are part of the Rustic Blush Collection by Verna Mosquera for Free Spirit Fabrics, which I truly adore. Like all the canvas aprons I have created, all accents and trims are topstitched and stay-stitched to prevent fraying and to give the apron a rustic, aged look.
Now, having said all this, and after finally getting around to creating another one of these, I made it too big and of course, didn’t realize it may be too big until after all the pockets and trim was fastened. And by fastened, I mean securely fastened. As in, there is no way I am attempted to remove and move the trim and ruffle. Because all seams are exposed, I triple stitch to secure. My seam ripper would wear out in no time flat. Thus, I have listed the apron in my Etsy store and will attempt to make another one soon. This apron would fit a size 6 to 8 comfortably. Any questions, please do send me a message!

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Thursday

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May 2015

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New Vendor / Utility Aprons

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Vendor Aprons

Vendor Aprons


So I got a little carried away creating new vendor aprons for my shop.. Like piecing fabrics for a quilt, co-ordinating fabrics for these aprons is one of my favorite aspects of sewing.
I love them because I can keep my phone in the side pocket and because of the placement of the pocket, the phone never interferes or gets in the way of whatever I am doing. It’s there, but not in the way and not digging into my gut if I bend over or am on the floor cutting up fabrics.
Each apron hosts four large pockets and one pen pocket. Pockets are perfect for vendors at craft sales who need to keep cash on hand, credit card charging tools, pens, keys and whatever else would be needed.
Utility Apron

Vendor Apron

Vendor Apron

Vendor Apron

Vendor Apron
This apron and many more can be found in my shop.
But you won’t find this one there…
Vendor Apron
…because I made this one just for me! I rarely create aprons for myself but I loved the fabrics so much I really wanted to wear them 🙂 I love having the pockets available all the time. This apron is perfect for gardeners, crafters, bakers, teachers and anyone else who needs to have tools or supplies on hand, all the time.
Thanks so much for stoppin’ by and hope you have a fabulous day!

Tuesday

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September 2014

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The ‘Ghastlies’ Utility Aprons

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I have never been one to purchase fabric with ‘themed’ patterns or images but these little Ghastlies changed that. I liked the idea of creating Halloween themed projects without using the typical Halloween colours and patterns.
Halloween Apron

Halloween Apron

Halloween Apron

Halloween Apron

Halloween Apron

Halloween Apron
I had initially set out to only make a few but they become too fun to make, especially when I began patching the ruffle and bands. I think it gave the apron a less polished look which is perfect for the Ghastlie theme.
These aprons and more are available in my shop. Having quite a bit of the fabric remaining, I am hoping to create some cute pouches and maybe a lap quilt. This has to be the first time I actually created seasonal items before the season ie. Halloween was over!
Fabrics used:
The Ghastlie Collection by The Alexander Henry
Eerie by Basic Grey for Moda Fabrics
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