Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Even More Apron Happiness!

Honestly there can never be too many aprons in the world, IMHO. And so, imagine my delight when I was contacted by a woman organising a 'hen party' who wanted to make aprons!!!
Well, with every new class, I need to make samples. So I can show them to the class, time the make and assess difficulty etc. Erk, that is hard. You just never know where people will be 'at'. But oh, the joy of being able to say, "Yeah, I just HAVE to make some aprons/pillowcase dresses/a baby quilt for WORK." My life is SO hard! NOT! hehehe
 So here is Sample #1. Inspired by an apron Miss Grace wore to work today, with bias bound wavy scalloped edge. I chose the stripy fabric because it was the one that went best with the stunning strawberry print bias binding that came in last week. That I just HAD to use on something. As you do.
 Scallopy pocket with strawberry applique. I used steam-a-seam. Um, because I only decided to apply it AFTER attaching the pocket, it is only held on by the steam-as-seam. This is not ideal of course, but the great thing about class samples is that you can use mistakes to show people what not to do! ;-)
Close up of the gorgeous strawberry bias binding. It is SO sweet, but it only works on simple patterns like stripes and plains. And I don't HAVE any plain fabric. PLAIN? Meh. hehehe
And now, I am off to work on class sample 2. Featuring giant red rick rack (Scruffy Badger eat your heart out!) and hot pink bias on a black background mod floral. It's delicious!


  1. Ooh, pretty apron! And that bias binding is gorgeous!!

  2. This is sooo cute!! I love it!! :D

  3. Hehehe, the common sentiment on seeing it 'live' is that it causes a blood sugar spike!

  4. Pretty. :) Hmmm...aprons now there's a idea for the PR contest.

  5. That apron is just too sweet! I'm hankering for some strawberry binding now- where on earth did you find it?


    1. I sell it, MacStabby! :) It came from a NZ distributor of many things crafty and sewey.
      Hmm, looks like you are in the US - if you want some I may be able to send it to you, email me if you like. info(at)mademarioncraft[dot]co[dot]nz :)