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« on: May 07, 2010 08:07:11 AM »

The other day I worked on a new favorite project, dishwasher soap aprons. I got the free pattern here http://sewing.about.com/od/aprons/ss/soapapron.htm. I love it because it only takes about an hour to make one, it uses those pesky scraps, they are so g-darn cute, and it gives me a chance to work on not one but two new skills: bias tape and reverse appliqu. I love the way bias tape looks on projects, but after several failed attempts I realize that this is a skill that looks easier than it is.

I made the red one first and immediately started thinking of all the variation possibilities. I really wished I had strips of lace but it seems like a frivolous use of money and carbon to go to the fabric store to buy lace to embellish dishwasher detergent aprons. So I decided on reverse appliqu. All I have to say is I am still learning these skills  Tongue.

And then I finished only to realize my stupid dish soap bottle isnt the cool hourglass shape. So I had to find other uses Wink I think these will make great Mothers Day gifts.

Silly shaped dish soap bottle

Apple juice bottle gets an apron

Sock Monkey gets an apron (my apologies for the unfortunate tail placement. Unintentional I assure you)
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2010 08:55:46 AM »

I am going to have to charge you for a new keyboard...or else learn not to read posts while drinking coffee!!

OMG--you are too funny...

I think these are so cute! Thanks for the link...and for the laugh! Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2010 09:41:36 AM »

I love these! I used to get them from a lady at the flea market, the only one I have that hasn't fallen apart is a christmas one and it still sits on my dishsoap today, lol. Yours look great, I can't wait to see more. Cheesy

« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2010 01:05:15 PM »

How adorable!  LOL!
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2010 08:09:58 PM »

these are so cool i was looking for this pattern thanks  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2010 04:14:16 PM »

Those are so cute!!!  Grin  *snort* at the monkey  Cheesy Cheesy     These also make great wine bottle aprons... they make great gifts around a wine or other bottle for housewarming or something like that
 http://www.zazzle.ca/wine+bottle+aprons  http://www.picnic-basket.com/Wine-Bottle-Apron_p_6-2598.html#

Forgot to add this link for you in case you want to make a tux for your boy applejuice bottle  Cheesy Cheesy http://www.bhg.com/holidays/halloween/parties/bottle-tuxedo/
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