In Holiday Hints

Here we are on the other side of Turkey Day! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! After a long day of food preparation, I’m in the mindset to talk about aprons for today’s Holiday Hints for Handmade Gifts. I admit, I don’t wear aprons enough but I’m always happy about it when I remember to tie one on.

The Striped Café Apron (pg 14 of Sewing Green) is made from a men’s dress shirt. Certain components, such as the hem, placket, pocket, etc. are strategically kept intact so much of the precise sewing is already done for you. Plus it’s a great way to reuse something that’s worn out its original purpose!

The 10-minute Pillow Case Apron is a fast and fun apron to whip up. All you need is a pillow case and about 2 yards of ribbon or twill tape. (free tutorial in my blog archives)

I came up with this utility apron made out of an old pair of jeans a few years ago when I was packing our house for a move. (free tutorial in my blog archives)

And finally, in Warm Fuzzies you’ll find this craft apron, with an appliquéd owl to keep an eye on your scissors and other crafting tools.

Hope these Holiday Hints are helping you with your holiday gift planning. Come back next week for more ideas!

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  • Debi Ward Kennedy

    Betz, these are GREAT ideas for making aprons from recycled clothing!
    You some kinda’ brilliant, girl! ;0)

  • Jennifer

    Cute ideas! I have that same sheet set as the pillowcase apron, how funny.

  • Jen

    Another round of great ideas. Doesn’t it blow your mind when you compile these lists of how much work you have done? It blows me away. Love the owl apron. Owls are on my radar lately. Thanks for the great ideas. I’m counting down the days and panicking while I’m at it!

  • aprons

    hey girl! i love the aprons! they are both SOOOO DARLING!!!

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