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« on: November 28, 2008 11:26:17 PM »

Hey y'all,

This is my first machine apron. Not sure what it's actually called. The embroidery is of a rose font capital N and then the name over that.
If you guys are not familiar with 'Designs by Sick' for embroidery designs, check them out because they have great deals every single day. I got the Rose font alphabet on sale for $1.00. That's right a buck. They haven't had a dollar sale for a whole collection for a while and their prices are a little higher than they were before but they are still cheaper than anyone else.
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This one is of my Pfaff and the whole table. I've only been embroidering since last X-Mas. I really love it. This project is for my grand niece. She's just learning to sew. I think she's 10. I forget, lol I'm really happy with the way this came out. The only thing I don't like is that it slides on the table surface. I'm going to the dollar store tomorrow. They have rolls of that non slip stuff in pink. I will cut a piece for under the apron and send it along with.


The black is a med weight gabardine sort of a fabric. Sort of a suit fabric. Very nice. I got it @ Goodwill. The pink is a sale fabric from Walmart when they had the dollar table. Now it's the dollar fifty table.



You can see in this picture that I made it in two sections. It was much easier to work with. I did the same with the back. The next one I'll make the back a single piece and cut it out after I do everything to the front two pieces, including sewing them together.


I made everything from scratch including the thread catcher and the pin cushion. They are both removable and are attached with velcro. Everything is washable, too. I'm especially happy with the thread catcher. It has a plastic band in the top front which is why it holds it's shape. The bottom is pleated for fullness and I used a piece of ultra firm for the back of it.


I also used a piece of ultra firm in the top section and the bottom section where the pockets are, sandwiched in between the black so it's stiff enough to hold it's shape but you can still fold or roll it up.

I think I'll make one for my sister and oh yah, one for myself!
If anyone wants any tips at all I'll be very happy  to help. It was really easy and I'm sure there are many variables that can be incorporated. Like the apron part is a little bit long right where my legs are. When I make another, I'll make that a little shorter. And I was @ a sewing shop one day where a quilting class was going on. A lady there had one that went way further to the right. She had lots of pockets with tools and stuff. I guess if you have to bring everything with you that could potentially be a lot of things.

Anyway, thanks for lookin.
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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2008 02:17:36 AM »

stunning. I absolutely adore this. The colours are fab, it's hugely practical and pretty at the same time.
Well done.
I want one!!!
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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2008 04:02:33 AM »

It's amazing!!! What a brilliantly gorgeous and practical item! x
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2008 06:12:59 AM »

SOOO NICE!! it is so well done.
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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2008 07:02:42 AM »

that's awesome, i really want one now!
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2008 08:29:00 AM »

Thanks everyone...

I'm going to make a couple more in different styles. I feel the need to use recycled materials. It's so much more my thing anyway..

I'll post them when I'm done...

Thank you all so much..
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2008 08:39:00 AM »

I love it, the colors, the embroidery and the design of the apron are all great!
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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2008 11:14:00 AM »

I really like the design you did with all of the different pockets and having the attached pincushion. This looks perfect for your sewing setup. I will have to take it for inspiration for my much needed one. Thanks for posting!
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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2008 11:20:12 AM »

So pretty! I love the idea of the plastic to make the thread catcher hold it's shape! Genius!

I need to make one of these for myself one of these days. Already bought the fabric for it (the 'You've Got the Notions' line was calling out to me specifically for this... heh).

Bookmarking this thread for future reference. Smiley

OH! And thanks for the embroidery site!! I'm oogling them all now and I don't even have an embroidery machine!!!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2008 11:32:28 AM »

Wow, your "machine apron" totally rocks.  I wish I had an embroidery machine!  Oh, well, I guess I'll just have to save my nickels and dimes.

Where did you get the design?  I love all the pockets, the embroidery and the pin cushion on top! 
Great Job!
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« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2008 11:46:53 AM »

I keep thinking of making something like this for myself but keep doing other things. Perhaps it's because I don't have a good place for the machine... The kid is going to love the gift!
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« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2008 01:34:37 PM »

A very good idea. Thank you !
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« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2008 01:47:05 PM »

Thank you again everyone...

I have so may ideas for these now. Placemats! I went to Goodwill today and found a set of 4 from Pier One. Another set of two with no tags... Here at home I found that one fits almost exactly under the machine and hangs over the table about 1 1/2". The rest can be coordinating fabrics. Lots of possibilities there.

Ruth. I actually designed the design
Right here in this forum I discovered
Sophie Sews. It's a free embroidery digitizing program... I started out using that but I got so impatient because I was trying to learn the program and make the design at the same time.

I ended up using this one...
Embroidery Fonts Plus... It's kind of a pain in the ass to get used to but I was already used to it.
You can get it here and they have free online classes with voice and everything every Monday evening... I highly recommend it... IT'S FREE!
http://www.embroiderydesigns.com/productdetails/Internet+Stitch/Softwares/1/EFP.aspx
I will be happy to offer any help I can if someone wants to learn it. It's not really digitizing software, it's more like placing designs together with text and things like that. The only drawback is that you can only use the 3 different fonts that come with the program. If you want more styles then you have to buy them from them and they are about $10.00 per alphabet.
Anyway that's how I made the name like that. I imported the capital N from that font collection I had in my computer  (it is a pre-digitized letter) then I used the program to type one of EFP type styles over it and saved it the size and file format I wanted it to stitch out in.

Thanks again everyone... let me know if I can help in any way..
Maxine
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« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2008 07:16:08 PM »

Fantastic!
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« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2008 08:21:11 PM »

Love your machine apron thingie! The colors are gorgeous, and the apron looks very crisp and well-designed and useful. I want to make one for my machine! And hadn't considered before the need to have something like that when sewing away from home. very useful. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2008 10:50:50 AM »

wow this is pretty cool, the colours go together really well Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2008 01:10:00 PM »

Thanks again you guys,

The colors are for a little girl but I love them too. However I am planning on another one with much more earthy tones. Tweeds and such, neat.

One thing I just happened to think of.. you can save time and effort by making the pockets in one big strip then sewing in between to create the separate pockets. I just felt the need here to make it extra special...

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« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2008 06:06:53 PM »

Hey sis,
I checked out your ETSY shop. Only one problem..... I can't afford that rockin' hoodie. If I could....
Cool sewing table thingy, too.
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« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2008 09:26:56 AM »

Love it to death.  The colors are awesome.  I love embroidery punk.
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« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2008 02:28:34 PM »

Hey Sis, back atcha...

you dig that hoodie huh? well, you'll just have to wait a bit longer for somthin from my woman cave..
 
Thanks UT!... I'm honored to receive a cudos from you. I saw your rice pack heating thingie. I'm going to make one for me and mine. Embroidery Punk.... don't think I've ever heard that term. You made it up... I love it!

I have made some changes to the apron. I had to take it apart about half way up the sides, take the pockets off and put some embroidery on them. Sewing fairies. Cute... I'll post a pic when I put it back together.

Thanks everyone so much..
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« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2009 10:00:58 AM »

I need to make one of these...
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« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2009 01:04:14 AM »

Oh! I love it! I have to make one for my machine... i'm a beginner so ... this is gonna be one of the first ones! thanks for the inspiration! beautiful combination of colors!
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« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2009 02:25:19 PM »

Love it! I need to make me one of these.
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« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2009 11:00:52 PM »

Thank you everyone...

krishnam, if you need any pointers just ask...

I measured the footprint of the machine and then added inches over to the right.
Remember to not leave any access on the left of the machine because whatever you are sewing may catch on it. You only need enough in the back to reach the very edge of the machine but it won't be in the way if there's a little.
Sit at your machine with a measuring tape and measure to determine the drop in the front so it doesn't bug your knees.
Determine the tools that you actually use at your machine then make the pockets accordingly.

Please let me know if you want any help..
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« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2009 05:06:54 AM »

wow pretty!!
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« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2009 10:51:34 AM »

Thank you everyone...

krishnam, if you need any pointers just ask...

I measured the footprint of the machine and then added inches over to the right.
Remember to not leave any access on the left of the machine because whatever you are sewing may catch on it. You only need enough in the back to reach the very edge of the machine but it won't be in the way if there's a little.
Sit at your machine with a measuring tape and measure to determine the drop in the front so it doesn't bug your knees.
Determine the tools that you actually use at your machine then make the pockets accordingly.

Please let me know if you want any help..
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Oh!! you are so sweet!!! thanks for all your points to be noticed! i never thought abt the left side, but it makes so much sense! you are great! craftster is going to be the discover of my life! everyone is so nice and helpful! thanks a lot! i will let u know how it comes out, and i'll try and post a pic!!
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« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2009 04:53:35 PM »

You are very welcome.

I learned so much here I can't even tell you. I feel like I'm giving back when I get a thank you like yours.

The possibilities for these are simply endless. If you have a friend who sews be sure to make her (or him) one. I will be making one for my sister in Fla, my friend in Colorado and my other friend in San Diego. I will be personalizing each to their personalities re:colors, fabrics and decoration. San Diego is very 'liberal' anti war activist, earthy, etc... Colorado is a wicken and my sis is a hippie who loves pink, lime green and yin yan things. It's going to be a blast to design each one. ha ha  Cheesy

Please post a pic. I'd love to see the end result.

One thing I did after I posted the pic. I made a little sheath and sewed it right where I keep a small pair of scissors handy. I tied a little ribbon to the handle of the scissors and attached the other end in a convenient place on the thing. The scissors slip into the sheath and remain handy always.

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« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2009 04:51:53 PM »

Congrats!!

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« Reply #28 on: February 06, 2009 11:19:26 PM »

Oh Man...

Thanks sooo much..

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« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2009 01:51:58 PM »

This is great!  So practical and useful!  Especially the thread catcher - my thread catcher is unofficially my floor!  Then my socks!  Smiley
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« Reply #30 on: June 07, 2009 09:04:07 PM »

ha ha... that's funny  Cheesy
I try to keep the threads off the floor but it's kinda to no avail.
I guess I could vacuum more often.... naahhh!
I have not made one of these for myself yet. It's like the painter's house that never gets painted I guess.
For as long as I can remember I have used a smallish gift bag tackily taped to the edge of my table with scotch tape. It works somewhat but a lot still gets on the floor. The fabric bag is better because the threads cling to it. I get a little crazy sometimes when the static electricity builds up and the thread won't come off my fingers and there's nothing to press it to. The bag is shiny stuff... I'm laughing now but the witchy woman tends to comes out during those times... Sad

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« Reply #31 on: July 05, 2009 02:23:49 PM »

that looks amazing! i love the pink fabric...goodwill?  thats awesome!
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« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2009 05:28:24 PM »

That is awesome! I love it! Great job!
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« Reply #33 on: July 13, 2009 05:39:13 PM »

That is such a great idea! I'm gonna have to make one of those!

Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #34 on: January 24, 2010 01:45:34 AM »

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« Reply #35 on: October 14, 2010 05:58:37 AM »

Maxine,

this is beautiful and guess what?? I have exactly the same machine!!!! Pfaff creative 2124 and loving it. Had it for about 6 years I think. I haven't embroidered in a while, but I will be soon. We recently moved, so I'm still looking for my hoop Sad
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« Reply #36 on: December 26, 2010 10:57:29 PM »

Hi darina23,

Sorry for this late reply. I have not been here for a very long time.

Thank you for the compliment. I appreciate it very much.

I don't have the 2124 anymore. I am blessed with a bf who got me a CV (Creative Vision)
It's a dream but it's not the workhorse that the 2124 was. If it wasn't for the fact that I have to sleep and eat it would have been running 24/7 I think.

I had it in the shop once during it's first year and that was only because I wanted to have it checked out and adjusted slightly I've had the CV in there 4 times in two years. Luckily they treat customers who bought it there priority and stretch the warranty.

Anyway you have a good machine there and I'm sure it will last you for many years to come.

I'm just getting around to revisiting these aprons. I'm working on a pattern right now and will offer it in my etsy store when I finish.

Later
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« Reply #37 on: January 19, 2011 01:18:11 PM »

that is brilliant, i love the theme and its so functional and yet gorgeouse i love it i just have to make one for myself now i am forever putting my tools down when sewing and then i cant find them or knocking them on the floor where i cant reach them this would be perfect. ooh i'm all excited Smiley
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« Reply #38 on: January 30, 2011 12:46:35 PM »

Thanks again everyone for the compliments. Dropping stuff makes me crazy and I do it all the time! See I don't have one of these either. This one was for someone else. I keep meaning to make myself one and it just seems that there's always something else to work on. Maybe this year I can get to it... maybe

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