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Topic: Anti-Creature Work Apron ::NOW WITH TUTORIAL::  (Read 2849 times)
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« on: September 21, 2007 02:32:04 PM »

NOTE:  All images are clickable for larger sizes!  If a tutorial is wanted, just let me know and I will do so!

If you read my post of yesterday, Pink Camouflage Goodness, you will have heard my tales of trying to accomplish anything crafty (or anything else, for that matter) with my 3yo "helpful apprentice", aka The Creature, seen below!


So, said Creature inspired me to come up with some way to gather my tools about me but still have them within reach.  Since we are lucky (more sarcasm) to live in pretty bad military housing, a craft room is not something I have so I have no permanent place for my things.  Instead, I have a dining room table within view of the Creature in the playroom.  Now my tape measure will no longer be used as a jump rope, my stitch ripper no longer used to puncture small fingers (thusly saving money on band aids for the Creature and therapy for Mama after bouts of high pitched squealing), my crochet hooks no longer used as swords, and so on!  I present to you,... my new fashionable, crafty tool apron!


My pretty fabrics!  The colors are truer in the first photo.
http://multifacetedmama.com/Craftster/070921NY2.jpg

Pattern:  None.  I winged it!
Fabric:  medium weight canvas
Notions:  heavy black ribbon
Time:  without The Creature, about 45 minutes

::TUTORIAL::

Printer friendly PDF version HERE!

NOTES:  
1.  My cutting mat has rounded corners so I used that to trace the bottom corners of the base and b\pocket pieces, but straight is fine.  
2.  I also folded the tops hems of the two pockets in .5" twice for extra stability.  My canvas was heavy enough that I had to iron my hems and folds before sewing, especially with #3 in putting it together below!

PIECES
1.  APRON BASE:  2 pieces 15.5" x 24"
2.  LARGER POCKET:  1 piece 12.25" x 24"
3.  SMALLER POCKET:  1 piece 8.25" x 24"
4.  WAIST BAND:  2 pieces  4"x 24"
5.  RIBBON:  36"+

PUTTING IT TOGETHER
1.  Hem top edges of both pocket pieces, folding each over .5" twice.
2.  Right sides up layer (from bottom up) 1 apron base, large pocket, small pocket, aligning bottom raw edges.  Sew vertical lines from bottom to the top of the larger pocket, reinforcing at top of each pocket.  Space lines as you wish.
3.  On waist band, iron top and bottom edges in .5".  Fold in half, aligning pressed edges and iron.
4.  Take each apron base piece and sandwich it within the waist band piece and pin.
5.  Right sides together, pin apron bases together and sandwich ribbon ends into the waist band seam area from between the right sides.
6.  Sew together with a 3/8" seam allowance.  Clip corners and turn right side out.  Press.
7.  Top stich along top & bottom edge of waist band with a 3/8" allowance.  Top stitch apron from just beneath the waist band around to other waist band.
8.  Put on and stun others with your crafty beauty.  
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2007 02:49:07 PM »

I love it! The colors and patterns are amazing. (And your son is really cute)

A tutorial would be great if you have the time.
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2007 03:11:36 PM »

I love it.  I adore the fabrics!
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2007 03:18:35 PM »

cool idea. i might have to make one ;P i have no children to steal my things but i do have a rather playful cat who finds joy in stealing sewing supplies and trying to eat pins
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2007 06:27:47 PM »

Awesome fabrics! Thanks for sharing!
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