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Topic: what is the best fabric for aprons? is there a thicker retro print for aprons?  (Read 20192 times)
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gingersue
« on: March 07, 2009 05:41:51 PM »

Hello, I'm new Smiley

I'd like to make some retro aprons for my sister's kitchen shop. I was traveling recently and saw some fabulous aprons for sale that were made from retro prints, but the fabric seemed heavier than a regular fabric - maybe a drapery fabric - but the prints were kitchen kitschy. 

Would anyone know where I could find something like this? Does anyone have another recommendation for apron fabric?

Thanks Smiley
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SpottedFrog
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2009 09:05:45 AM »

You could look in the upholstery dept. of your fabric store, fun stuff does exist there. Also you can reinforce thin cotton prints by simply bonding it to a heavier fabric like trigger or denim with WonderUnder or other fusible web. I've done this a lot when making bags.
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soorawn
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2009 12:17:14 PM »

Some time ago I was given some curtain samples they were going to throw away in an upholstery shop, and among other things I made an apron.  Apart from being sunny, fun colours, since the material has been treated it is resistant to splashes, and it is a light, easy to manipulate fabric.
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sew4strippers
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2009 05:15:18 PM »

I think I know what your talking about.It's cotton but feels like a thicker weave,like kitchen towels?
I was in a Joann etc. (like a Joann SuperStore Wink) in the home fabric dept. and saw some super cute fabric for,I guess, kitchen curtains. They had retro cherries and other 40's & 50's prints. It felt thicker than a usual cotton.
Also check out eBay and Etsy for unusual fabrics.
Good Luck Smiley

eta: OK, so your question had me curious as to what that fabric is so I called my mom(she was a 50's housewife) and she said they called it "Feedsack" fabric. I did a google search and found this site. A little pricey but I'm sure you can find more on the net. I might just have to make me and and my little granddaughter some matching aprons. Thanks for the idea!!!!!!
http://www.laurelleaffarm.com/pages/linens/feedsacks.htm
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