Saturday, 12 November 2011

My Apron

I am proud to say I have finally finished my own apron today complete with a ruffle fringe on the bottom :) I have made a few things now, including some aprons for gifts, but before this, nothing was for myself.  I have just been making up my aprons from one of my own and I totally forgot to look on the net for instructions on how to make the ruffle but eventually I got there under my own creating steam and I think it passes the test :)

I found the grey/black material for $1 at the thrift shop and then went and chose the fat quarter of this patterned material and the straps, so I produced this for a grand total of $9.00 :)

6 comments:

  1. WONDERFUL job - it really turned out lovely. I love finiding bargains and creating something unique and beautiful from them. Your ruffle at the bottom really adds a lovely touch to the apron.

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  2. The apron looks great,love the fabrics.x

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  3. Well look at this! It's brilliant as well as practical. You can save even more by making your own straps...either make a narrow tube(6-7cm strip) and turn it back the right way or cut a 6-7cm strip and iron the sides into the middle and then fold it again and stitch down one side ;) You could use any odd fabric for this.

    xx

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  4. Thats too cute with the ruffle!!

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  5. Thanks for your lovely comments ladies, I think the ruffle is quite cute myself :) I'm really getting into this sewing lark...think I may have found something I may become quite good at..even if I do say so myself :)
    Sue I tried hunting for enough material in my scraps to make the straps but being the perfectionist that I am *blush* I didn't find any that suited lol. Thanks for the description of making the strap by folding it, my last apron I made for my friends birthday I made the straps as it was reversible so one side I did green the other brown and made the 'tube' then folded them back through. But I will definitley be trying your other suggestion next of folding them into the middle then over again and sewing at the sides, sounds a lot easier than the way I did it! Trying to reverse 3 long skinny tubes of material took a bit to do lol.

    My friend I gave the reversible apron to thinks I should make aprons to sell, but I'm not sure about that. I would love to but to cover the cost of the materials (unless I can find some more in the thrift shop like I did for mine) I would have to sell them for about $30.00NZ and I'm not quite sure if people would be willing to pay that for a handmade apron?? Your thoughts ladies?

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  6. That is a lovely apron Ruth!

    I have a pattern somewhere for an apron made from a tea towel/pillowcase. I am pretty sure that had a frilly bit on the bottom too!

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Hiya, thanks for taking the time to comment on my post. I can't wait to read your comments and to share ideas, I am a busy mummy with 2 boys to run around after so I will try and get to comments as quickly as I can...if there is a delay in seeing them published this is why, not because I don't care, I'm just taking some time to smell the roses :)

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