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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The not 1 hour apron

We had another Crafting Saturday Morning Day!! Previous Crafting Saturday mornings resulted in Name Blocks and a Fall Wreath. This time we wanted to do something Christmasy... we threw around ideas of an advent calendar or ornaments but in the end decided to do aprons in Christmas fabric. Katie and Gen came this time and Gen brought her sewing machine and a tutorial for a 1 Hour Apron.

Let me just tell you that would be true if that was meant in like dog years or something... Gen made hers first since she was the only one among us who had ever used a sewing machine before and it took her about 1 hr 45 minutes. And that was with her having experience sewing. Perhaps a 2nd time it would have been somewhat faster but definitely not as fast as 1 hour. Katie and I took even longer to make ours due to learning how to use the sewing machine (which really wasn't that hard surprisingly) and having the thread get stuck in the machine a few times.... this is how our crafting morning turned into a crafting day complete with lunch from chickfila brought by our husbands :)

Maybe the 1 hour applies if you have elves that help you. That would have been great and very Christmasy too! Anyway, this 1 1/2 - 2 hour apron tutorial is pretty great and fantastic for beginning sewers your first time using a sewing machine and you don't need many supplies to make it. As long as you have a sewing machine or access to one of course.

We felt like such pros by the end that we added a pocket which is not in the tutorial. Definitely adds more cuteness in my opinion so we showcased it with some of my kitchen utensils. We found our fabric at Hancock. On sale. Obviously. Gen and Katie used the same fabric but did it opposite and it still does make very different looking aprons.

Perhaps any other color shirt would have looked better with red and green than my orange one but hey it was gameday so that is to be expected.

We were so proud of our finished products! I cannot wait to do some fabulous Christmas cooking and baking in this apron!


  1. These are so cute! Sounds like you had a lot of fun even though it took longer than you just about any other craft project!

  2. A-Dorable love the big bow on the fromt sewings not that hard it just takes time to learn the ropes , yalls aprons look amazing congrats :) you should be tickled pink about 'em thanks for sharing


  3. Wow these look great and so festive for all that holiday baking! Well done. Visiting from

  4. So cute! Makes me want to bake!! Visiting from Tatertots and Jello...

  5. How fun to have a Christmas apron! I love it, good job for a first timer. Jumping over from TT&J.
    Amy @ The Happy Scraps

  6. So cute! What a great hostess gift for the holidays! Would love for you to come link up to Made with Love Monday at Sew Chatty this week!

  7. so cute:)) love your aprons!
    Happy Thanksgiving:))

    saw your aprons on sunday showcase~~~

    Kay Ellen

  8. Looks like everyone had a fun time making aprons. They are all cute and Christmasy

  9. ROFL!!! Well your aprons turned out darling and I'm NOT changing the name! I'm glad that you went the extra step and added the pocket (I think that's where your extra 45 minutes went, ha!). They all look perfect and I love your "review"!

  10. Thanks Jona!! Thanks so much for your tutorial on how to make them!! FABULOUS and very helpful step by step instructions! You must be a quickerand more experienced sewer than us ;) We all loved them!

  11. oh I love these aprons!! If you have a chance come link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings...

  12. So cute! I have a special obsession with aprons. Link up:


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