Posted on May 8th, 2012 teresa No comments
If you follow many sewing blogs online, you’ve probably come across Maureen Cracknell Handmade, Maureen’s online creative journal. She’s full of great project ideas and includes well-written tutorials for nearly everything she makes. She involved with a variety of events and groups, including the current Craft Hope Project–Aprons for Haiti. She recently shared this tutorial for using four fat quarters to sew an apron.
Last she shared a tutorial using quarter-yard swathes of fabric; check it out for another fun apron with lots and lots of possibilities!Tweet
Posted on May 3rd, 2012 teresa No comments
Ask for them at your favorite independent quilt and fabric retailer.Tweet
Posted on April 20th, 2012 teresa No comments
Sometime it isn’t about the ruffles or the appliques, but just a good ol’ sturdy apron to keep the mess off you. That’s what these chef aprons are for. But really, you can do all sorts of things to make them more interesting.
What kinds of decorative treatment have you done on aprons? Rick-rack? Ribbons? Beads? Sequins? You could get a bit crazy with it, but so much fun!Tweet
Posted on April 16th, 2012 Cindy No comments
Stash Happy Applique by Cynthia Shaffer (Lark Crafts, 2012) features 25 unique project ideas and offers techniques for each. There is a basics section to help the novice sewers get up to speed.
Then the fun really begins, with projects that range from embellished store-bought items (like cute Mary Jane shoes) to 100% original creations. Even the motifs offer lots of variety, including kid’s drawings, coffee cups, and pretty paisley. How-to photography, templates, and tips speed crafters along their way.
Ask for Stash Happy: Applique at your favorite independent quilt and fabric retailer.
Posted on March 29th, 2012 teresa 1 comment
The longer apron panel is pieced (oh the possibilities!) and has a cute fabric flower to add a little pizzazz to it. You could also add a little pocket or two. Cute!
What fabric would you want to make it with?Tweet
Posted on March 20th, 2012 teresa No comments
You’ve probably seen the dish soap bottle apron, right? But have you seen an apron that fits a glass bottle? Adorable! Lori Holt of Bee In My Bonnet features a soda bottle apron tutorial today. She’s made hundreds!Tweet