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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.

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!

« 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
« 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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