Friday, September 9, 2016

Apron Allsorts!

I seriously adore aprons.
Just wish I had some spare time to make more.
Might take a couple of weeks holiday from Elefantz Designs in October and play with that idea? Mmmm.

In the meantime, want to make some free apron-inspired projects this weekend?
You do?!  
Great, 'cause I found you some during an early evening browse across the world wide web, whilst at the same time savouring a yummy choc mint ice-cream cookie Mr E had given me. 
'Skinny Cow' ice-cream cookies are delicious, by the way.

Anyhow, I made this block last year when Fat Quarter Shop released it as part of their 2015 BOM and I still love it to pieces. Mine became a wall hanging (you can see it here) and as the pattern is still a free download you could raid your fabric shelves and be sewing one today or tonight, depending where in the world your sweet self resides.

 How simple is this apron to make?! The 1 Yard Magic Apron pattern comes from Lecien Fabrics and you can follow a tutorial to make your own here at Sew Can She!

How about a sweet vintage embroidery pattern?
Free to download here from or click on the photo below and save to your computer...

Do you have a supply of vintage embroidered linens?
IDEA: Why not make some into pockets to sew on your aprons, or simply to tie around your waist like this?
(I am seriously making a few! How adorable!)


Have you tried chicken scratch embroidery on gingham?
I haven't, but always wanted to because I think it looks cute as pie on vintage style aprons, so I found a tutorial to teach us over at Rocksea.
There are two lessons - part 1 here and part 2 here.

Did you follow my Vintage Kitchen BOM last year?
I shared this little redwork stitchery as the February block...

The full set of 9 Vintage Kitchen stitchery patterns with instructions for the final quilt 
assembly are here in my shop ON SALE until September 30. 

But if you'd just like the apron stitchery pattern you can download that one for free from the files in my Gentle Domesticity Facebook Group!
 Not a member yet?  You can join us here
The group has almost 800  members now, so feel free to chat along about the gentle domestic life as we stitch this year's BOM. The girls are such a friendly bunch!

Better sign off and get an early night because I've got a spare bedroom to finish decorating before one of my daughters flies in on Monday with her own daughter, a sweet 2yo I've never met. 
So excited, but there's still much to do...

Have a blessed weekend!


Little Quiltsong said...

Jenny, love all your apron projects. Brings back memories of my mom - who always wore an apron (and slippers) no matter what the weather. I was not allowed in the kitchen without :)!

Christine M said...

There's some lovely apron projects there Jenny. The apron block from your Vintage Kitchen is my favourite block! xx

Anonymous said...

What fun you found for us! I hope the ice cream was delicious. I suspect it was. =) That idea of tie on aprons is adorable, and th 1 yard apron looks easy. Thanks for the links!

Julie said...

I love all of these so much Jenny - thank you for sharing them with us. My apron stitchery on The Vintage Kitchen is one of my absolute favourites also. I sit at my dining table & look directly at it on my wallhanging & I LoVe it so much :-)

Águeda said...

Thank you very munch. I love aprons too :)

Createology said...

Enjoy your family and make wonderful memories dear. Thank you for always thinking of us and sharing your amazing sweet simple designs and projects. Blessings and Sweet September...

JES said...

LOVE all those ideas Jenny-- especially the "pocket" apron! :)