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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Adult Aprons I have sewn

Well now that certain birthdays have come and gone an people have received their presents I can now share them with you.  I once saw some very cute aprons made out of recycled overalls.  You cut off the back and cut off the legs to the length that you want.  You then have to sew the legs together in the middle.  You also cut off the overall straps and sew them together in order to hold your apron up around your neck without having to have something to tie.
Then you find other colors and gather them and then sew them onto the bottom of the apron where the legs used to be and you can add applique or embroidery to the aprons as well.  You find cute material and make a tie for the waist.  I generally pull the waist tie through the belt loops but there has been a few times when there hasn't been belt loops so I just run them through the button holes on the side.  They turned out very cute.  Pardon the pictures.  I wasn't planning to post them to my blog when I took them. 

 This apron  I made for my Sister in law.  I used purple for the waist tie and then scraps of material to make it look like it had been patched.
For the bottom colors I used a blue and green stripped frog print and then the very bottom color is just white.
Because they are made from overalls they already have pockets and places to put things if you need the space.  I think it turned out really cute.
 This apron was one that I made for my other Sister in law.  I used pink for the waist tie on this one and for the bottom two colors I used grey and a purple material with different shapes in it.  The bottom material actually originated with her.  It was part of her sheet set.  She doesn't use the flat sheet so she gave it to me.  I then made a blouse out of it but had plenty extra lying around and thought it appropriate to share it again with her. 
I wanted to try embroidery so I embroidered a few flowers on it here and there and along the bottom is this saying:

I had a lot of fun making these aprons and have made others.  They are all very different from each other and as I get more and more creative I try more and more things.  I hope to be able to put some for sell at my store but that will probably have to wait a month or so.  Christmas is coming and I'm trying to keep up with all the Christmas gifts, baby showers and sewing new things for my store. 


Valarie said...

Cute, Cute, Cute!!!

Lacie said...

Thankyou. It looks like you were able to leave a comment. Did you figure out what the problem was?

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