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« on: August 31, 2011 08:28:15 AM »

Even though I like sewing a lot, I hardly ever post any projects here! This was my first time sewing from a pattern--- something I was previously terrified of, but now I'm wondering why?? It was so easy! I used Simplicity 2626, it was apron C (pictured in the upper left if you're looking at the pattern cover). I didn't use the shoulder ruffle (just hemmed the outer edge), and skipped the pockets altogether per my mom's request.

She just started a store called Owl Make It, so obviously her theme is owls! She's at our local Farmer's Market selling her soap.

Fun, right?? So if anyone likes sewing but is scared of patterns, start with an apron! I made my own double fold bias binding with the little bias tape maker from Clover--- I have the 1" and the 2" and I love them.
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2011 08:39:29 AM »

thanks for that very encouraging post!
Nicely done with the bias tape!

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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2011 08:45:11 AM »

That's adorable, I love owls, & am really pleased to see someone else using "owly!" Cheesy I'll have to keep that bias maker in mind for when I start sewing more.

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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2011 10:33:27 AM »

Thanks guys!  Smiley Oh, and on the bias tape maker I wanted to clarify--- I don't have the fancy one that does it all for you, just the little metal tools--- you cut strips of fabric and push them through and iron as it comes out, and you have bias tape. Fold in half and iron again and you have double fold. You can get them on sale pretty cheap.

« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2011 11:08:29 AM »

That's so cute!  And your mama looks adorable in it  Cheesy

I've always been afraid of patterns, too.  I did make an apron from a pattern that I bought on Etsy, but it was on thick paper, not that tissue-y stuff...that's the stuff that frightens me.  I'm afraid I'll tear it or ruin it somehow.

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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2011 04:09:22 PM »

Up until recently I only sewed using patterns.  However, I understand your concern.  Sometimes patterned clothing doesn't actually fit right so you have to make tons of adjustments!

I love the apron you made; it is so cute!  And your mom looks cute in it!
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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2011 10:04:32 PM »

that is so cute! congrats on pulling off a pattern!

« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2011 09:35:30 AM »

very nice job!

ps- i loooooovvveeee the owl print fabric! where did you find it!?! i must have some to make my own apron! Smiley

« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2011 06:57:33 PM »

Thanks guys Smiley

I found the owl fabric at Hancock's, it's actually a twill so it was with the other twills in the apparel fabrics, not the quilter's cottons.

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