Gabry Road

Utility Apron Archive

Monday

6

June 2016

0

COMMENTS

The Canvas Wrap Apron

Written by , Posted in canvas apron, canvas wrap apron, craft apron, handmade apron, handmade aprons, Utility Apron, wrap apron

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’ friendsĀ 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 šŸ™
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!

Thanks for stoppin’ by and hope you have a lovely day!

Saturday

19

April 2014

2

COMMENTS

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Written by , Posted in craft apron, Utility Apron

Because our moms are also our friends. Because sometimes the one we call ‘Mom’ isn’t always our biological mom. Because we all know a great mom. Because we all know a great friend. Because we all know a great teacher, crafter, seamstress, gardener, organizer and photographer. These aprons are created for that mom and friend.

For totally organized friend who likes to keep lists and balances her checking account...

For totally organized friend who likes to keep lists and balances her checking account…


For your friend who finds bliss in a great vintage find...

For your friend who finds bliss in a great vintage find…


For your friend who loves shabby chic and thinks pink is always a great colour...

For your friend who loves shabby chic and thinks pink is always a great colour…


For your friend who would love to write a novel one day...

For your friend who would love to write a novel one day…


For your friend who is believes retro will always be cool...

For your friend who is believes retro will always be cool…


For your friend who takes a pic of everything including gym workouts and her meals...

For your friend who takes a pic of everything including gym workouts and her meals…


For your friend who loves the classics...

For your friend who loves the classics…


For your friend who always brightens up any room just with a smile...

For your friend who always brightens up any room just with a smile…


For your friend who teaches goodness, inside or outside a classroom...

For your friend who teaches goodness, inside or outside a classroom…

Each utility apron features four large pockets and two pen pockets. Created using 100% quality quilting cottons and completely lined with co-ordinating prints. Waist straps are long enough to be crossed in the back and tied in the front if preferred. You can find these aprons and more here.
I’ll be back later in the week to share some other fabulous Mother’s Day gift ideas but in the meantime, hope you have a fabulous Easter weekend!
Thanks for stoppin’ by!