Quick Sewing

Between Christmas and New Year my daughter and I did a little shopping and browsing in the sales. Helen spotted an apron, it was very nice but I pointed out that they were easy to make and much cheaper, thinking of various lengths of furnishing weight cotton I have at home…of course it isn’t cheaper when said daughter buys a meter of fabric for the apron! Having said that it’s gorgeous fabric, I’m tempted to make a bag or a purse out of the scraps!

I’d lots of cream cotton tape to make ties, but cream didn’t look right with the soft grey of the fabric. I rummaged in my stash and found a batik fabric which went with it very nicely so I cut 2.5″ strips and made my own tape.

For the shape I literally cut round a WI apron I’ve had for years. I hemmed all the edges, edge-stitched round the ties to give it a bit more structure and stitched them on with a double fold.

A nice quick finish to start the new year!

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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8 Responses to Quick Sewing

  1. I am sure that your daughter will appreciate it
    I got a new apron for Christmas too from our son
    Lakeland
    Very impressed with the quality

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  2. Jane M says:

    Gorgeous, Iโ€™m sure Helen will be delighted. The material is lovely it looks like eucalyptus, hopefully you can use the scraps yourself

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  3. That is indeed a beautiful fabric. I would like to have a blouse made of that print.

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  4. Laura says:

    Gorgeous print! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. kathyreeves says:

    Very elegant! My daughter did the same thing last year.

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  6. Maywyn says:

    Very nice. I love the fabric.
    I agree with Carole, I’d make a blouse with that print.

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