Yesterday I spent a lovely couple of hours in Skipton making my own crafters apron. It was a workshop organised by my Embroiders Guild with Charlotte from The Stitch Society.
The Stitch Society aprons are traditionally styled, heavy duty aprons, Charlotte sells them ready made, but she is just in the process of printing a pattern. They can be made from fabrics such as denim, moleskin…or in my case a very pretty furnishing fabric!
The apron is a lovely design, it has cross-over straps at the back so it it is really comfortable and covers front, sides and most of back! It’s also got a big roomy pocket with pleats in, perfect for stashing sewing stuff in like seam rippers! I’m planning to use it as my sewing apron, in the hope that I don’t get quite so covered in threads…yesterday I was stitching a jelly roll, when I stood up my skirt looked like a snow-storm!!!
I was particularly pleased with my apron straps, I fussycut the top one to get butterflies centred along it, but it was a bonus when the fabric underneath worked out too!
The pattern was very straight forward to follow, Charlotte was always on hand if there was anything we weren’t sure about, or in my case to stop me cutting the hem off!!! She also gave me help with pattern matching…doesn’t my pocket match beautifully, thanks to Charlotte! The apron has nice details such as french seams and a front facing. We were even given a label to stitch on the front!
It was pretty quick to make too, it was 2 1/2 hours from arriving at the church hall to finishing my apron. I love it!