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Wednesday 14 December 2011

Craft Aprrons

It all started with this apron I made as a badge for The Scrappers Unlimited Gloucester 2 Retreat several years ago (2006). It had to be a badge you could wear.  The apron has come handy when teaching scrapbooking and cardmaking too. It has been admired many times.

 I labelled my daughter's school apron the same way when she started her new school (some 8 years ago now), and she loves it, she wears it when ever she does any craft work at home now, she says it makes her more creative!  As you can see from the condition, she has used it frequently. On reflection, if this was when Emily changed schools I must have done this before I made my apron.

I wore mine to the Cardinal Colours retreat recently as I ran out of time to make a badge. Then when I was thinking about gifts for my crafting friends Linda and Sue's birthdays recently I decided it would be fun to make them one each.

Linda in her apron on her birthday at the crop in November (also showing off her glass cake stand gift).

Below detail on the apron ( a bit blurred - sorry)

Sue in her Apron at the December crop and below more detail 

I cut the Apron from Calico and hem round the edges by machine. I selected favourite colours from my bag of patchwork scraps and some fat quarters of fabric. I use a chipboard alphabet to draw round and cut out the letters, which are then machine stitched into position. I add ribbon or tape ties to match the apron or the letters.

Then I set to with DMC embroidery threads, metallic thread, beads and buttons.

I intend to make some more for other friends and family - as long as they have short names (LOL)!.

Thanks for looking.

Happy birthday Linda and Sue. x


  1. A lovely, unique and thoughtful gift.
    Thank-You x

  2. These are absolutely amazing Lynn! You are so clever Hun..xxx


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