Tuesday, July 27, 2021

A Working Pantry Sews: I Finished My Aprons!

 I've been working on stitching aprons for everyday use for several weeks and finally finished them up yesterday.  

(Finding time to sew during gardening/preserving season is difficult but I was determined to get these done.  Many days I could only squeeze in 15 - 20 minutes of sewing, the end result and lesson though is that perseverance pays off.)


Four of the aprons are made from the same pattern and one was made from a cross-over apron pattern.

Two of the four made from the same pattern are reversible.  If I had thought to make the other 2 reversible before I stitched them up I would have, but alas, it didn't occur to me until after they were already made.

I'm very pleased with all of them!  

Aprons are a tool in my homemaking/pantry living lifestyle that I reach for each morning before tackling the day's tasks.  They are a part of this homemakers armor that helps protect and extend the life of the clothes I wear underneath ... plus they're pretty and who doesn't like to wear pretty things! 

(I also finished up 3 Christmas aprons, but I'll share more about them in an upcoming Christmas post.)

I think I'm through making aprons for a while!!!

patsi

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18 comments:

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    1. Lana, thank you, I enjoyed working with them while stitching them up!

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  2. Your aprons are lovely. I have the same bee print for a different project and an apron made of the last fabric to the right. My sewing is not very good, but it is a skill I'm working on improving.
    Ginger

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    1. Ginger, these simple aprons are great for working on improving sewing skills. We all had to start somewhere!

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  3. Those are so cute, Patsi! I love a good apron! I especially like the bees. My favorite flying friend :)

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    1. Jennilee, I don't care for their sting, but I love what they do for my garden!!!

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  4. I love my aprons, too, and wear them all day long.

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  5. I need to make aprons as I am going to use Gorilla Glue and don' want to ruin my clothing. Bee print sounds nice.

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    1. Practical Parsimony, an apron should fit the bit perfectly!

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  6. Love the aprons and the idea of making them reversible. Coincidentally, we received a flyer from our State about conserving water by not washing clothes so often and how wearing an apron would help this. I've been on a cutting marathon with aprons and am stacking them up for sewing in my little snippets of time. Some will stay here and others are part of Christmas gifts.

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    1. Cookie, batch sewing/cutting is a good way to get several aprons done fairly quickly. It's nice to have them ready to grab and stitch when time presents itself. That's interesting that your state would send out such a flyer, is your state experiencing a water shortage?

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    2. That's why we thought it so strange because so far we've had no water shortage and have had periods of heavy rains almost daily.

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    3. Cookie, that is strange!

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  7. I need to make aprons that I think are pretty to wear about the house as well. I can really mess up my clothing in a day's time. I love your prints!

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    1. Terri, I can do a number on my clothes too when I don't wear an apron! I'm just talented that way!!!

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  8. I love your aprons! I have 2 cobbler-style aprons that I like to wear while cooking, that snap up the front and have pockets. I wish I could find a plus-size pattern so I could make some in seasonal patterns. I don't have time to sew much myself, but like you say, 15-20 minutes at a time and perseverance pays off :)

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    1. Kathy, if you have an apron that you really like, take it apart and cut a pattern or if you're comfortable doing it, cut one from it without taking it apart. 15 - 20 minutes at a time plus perseverance pays off for sure!

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