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For a useful gift that is easy and inexpensive, try this towel apron. I love giving them and using mine.
Approximate Time: maybe an hour
The pattern is very adjustable, if you want it longer just add to the bottom of the 17 inch fabric length, but keep the neckline the same.
By Ann/latrtatr from Loup City, NE
First, pull out your stash and lay it out next to each other, take a look and see what unusual combinations pop out. Mix and match and have fun, you never know what you come up with. Here I used zebra fabric, black with pink polkadots, pink satin and tulle.
For added flair, I used hot fix crystals to add diva. This was a little girl's apron and I was able to make the whole thing with very little fabric. The best part is have fun, be frugal and don't be afraid to try new combinations! Take a look at my blog:
By Anna from Arkansas
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Can someone give me instructions on how to make an apron like my grandmother wore when I was a kid? They say they're vintage aprons now. The bib apron with skirt, shoulder straps from front to back with a shoulder bar across in the back to keep it from falling off shoulders, and it has a sash that ties in the beck. She always had pockets on the front skirt. She was so smart and made her own pattern with newspapers. Please help and God Bless.
Angelheart from Clyde, TX
What you are looking for is called a canning apron. You can find a pattren for it at a site that caters to the Amish and Mennonite comunities. I have one and it was so simple to make. I chose to make the apron without the waist shashing and it stays on with no problem. I just slip it over my head and I'm ready to cook.
As a matter of fact I have one that might help SOME, Simplicity pattern #4987. It doesn't have the cross straps in back but does have the older look to them. I made a skirt type apron (no bib) for VBS at our church last year (I was in charge of snacks, it was Fiesta theme so it had chili peppers, this year Cowboy, so I got some cute fabric with all different kinds of cowboy things). I do know that when I was looking at the Simplicity patterns they had one with the cross pattern in back. Try Walmart for cheap patterns or if you have JoAnns they have great sales on patterns often. Hope that helps some.
Simplicity has many aprons, one is a wrap around, a full apron that covers you up from top to bottom.
not sure what all is on the 2nd link but i know there's a lot & some are free but others aren't pictured...
I hope this helps!
I just found this free apron pattern --
http://www.craf erns/aprons.html another apron pattern site.
sweater apron tutorial : http://flickr.c 157603826273802/ <<< cute !
i like this one !
56 free apron patterns you can make
I have one that sounds exactly like what you are talking about. It was my grandmother's and I laid it down on newspaper and traced it and cut out the pattern. I sewed it all together and it truly looks just like Grandma's. You could definitely buy a pattern, but check to see if you have any friends who might have what you like or go to an antique store and see if you can find one you think is similar and try the trace/cut/sew method. Mine looks somewhat like this:
I am looking for directions to make an apron from a pillow sham?
Linda from Piscataway, NJ
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I just love the many how-to projects that I've found on the internet. I do a lot of charity projects for Vietnam Veterans of America so they can raise money for their college scholarship fund. I've been busily sewing tea towel aprons with matching hot mitts. I recently posted a tip on creating these:
The top of the tea towel apron I had made looked just too plain and it needed a little something to dress it up, so I added three heart appliques as shown in the photo. I have 45+ years of sewing experience and have never taken the time to learn how to sew on an applique.
By MCW from Lewiston, NY
This is the first apron that I've ever made and yet have been sewing for over 40 years. Whenever I needed an apron, I would find one at a thrift shop or garage sale.
I learned how to make it by watching tutorials on You Tube. An old apron was used as a model so I could make a new sewing pattern from it. I pre-washed the cotton fabric so there wouldn't be any shrinkage. This is an easy project for a beginning sewer.
By MCW from Lewiston, NY