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« on: January 18, 2011 06:17:11 PM »

I wanted something quick, cute, and one-size-fits-all to give for Christmas presents this year, so I decided to whip up some half-aprons.  Except I figured since I was going to back them anyways, I might as well go ahead and make them reversible Cheesy  They went over really well and they were SO easy to make, about 2 hours each after I figured out what a good size was.  I'd be happy to make a tutorial if anybody's interested cause I still have one more to whip up Smiley

Here's my sister's.  I hope the fabric is easy enough to see; it's really cute!  Owls and apples Smiley

And the reverse side of hers.  The pockets are lined with the fabric from the opposite side, and every seam that was done with top-stitching has two rows of stitching for durability and a more professional finish.

Side one of my mom's.  I made the ties really, really long, partly because it's a little more one-size-fits-all that way, and partly cause some people like to tie it around front like she did here Smiley  The fabric has little pink and blue coffee mugs all over it, if it's hard to see.

The reverse of hers.  The stitches match the fabrics even when I had to change thread in awkward places, like at the pockets.  Wish I'd gotten a close-up.  Oh well!

Hope you like them!  They pattern I drew up isn't particularly fancy but they were really easy and the double-sided-ness helps keep spills from leaking through them onto your clothes.  They went over well with the recipients so I think I'd call it a success Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2011 05:50:58 PM »

Those are great! I've been stalking aprons lately, looking for some good ideas Smiley.
I love that owl fabric, where did you get it?

« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2011 07:42:03 PM »

Thanks!  I found the fabric at JoAnn's. I checked their website to see if I could give you a link but I couldn't find it online Sad

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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2011 04:06:53 PM »

Yeah, I'm not a big fan of JoAnn's website. It's the closest fabric store to my house (an hour away), but I might be taking a trip there soon to look for those owls...

« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2011 12:40:50 AM »

The really big JoAnn stores are usually pretty good, but I've been disappointed with the smaller ones.  And their website feels like it's missing half the stuff the big stores offer Sad

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