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« on: May 28, 2008 08:39:51 AM »

So I needed something I could wear around my waist to keep my money and a pen and my receipt book all handy for a craft fair I did in April.  So I searched my stash and found a single square cloth napkin that I got on clearance at Target (it had been separated from it's pack).  I did some measuring and started cutting, pressing and sewing.  I used only the napkin (every bit of it) and ended up with this fabulous little waist apron with 3 pockets.  It was just perfect for the fair, suited my needs just right.

I didn't get a before shot, but it was just a square cloth napkin, pretty self explanatory.





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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2008 09:27:10 AM »

That looks really cute and is perfectly suited for wearing at a craft fair. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2008 09:31:20 AM »

Very cute, I really love that fabric. I always grab napkins and placemats off clearance racks with hopes of making things out of them...but nothing interesting really comes to mind for me.
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2008 09:40:36 AM »

Very cute!  Just last night I almost finished something similar (but not nearly so charming) and I was wondering about the dimensions of yours.  I based mine on a ReadyMade magazine tut and I wonder if it's going to be a little too narrow to be super practical.  It's about 15" wide across the hips.
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2008 10:35:58 AM »

It's the whole width of the original napkin, which was 19 inches.  I didn't want to have to do a lot of turning or hemming, so I used the original hemming for most edges.
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2008 11:34:17 AM »

*snag!
wow!
i just did a farmer's market this saturday and stuffed my cash in my backpack front. not the most organized. thank you very much.

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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2008 11:35:13 AM »

Thanks!  Funny that I wrassled with a pre-hemmed old curtain panel trying to make that work for just the same reasons (in my head, I didn't actually cut it) until I gave up and just cut it out of yardage I had around.  Thanks for sharing and good luck with your craft fairs!
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2008 11:47:07 AM »

That looks great!
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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2008 04:48:36 PM »

Looks great!  Would be awesome to use at a yard sale as well... might have to make one of those for my grandma!  Grin
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