Saturday, June 19, 2010

one yard, one apron

spoonflower is currently running a contest for apron designs, where each design is a full pattern (instructions included) that fits onto one yard of fabric.  i love the idea of having a pattern printed directly onto the fabric- it's so clever!  it cuts down project time considerably when you don't have to be bothered by cutting out a pattern and tracing it onto fabric.  you could whip out one of these in no time, for about $20, for yourself or as a gift. below are a few of the ones that caught my eye.

milto42 designed this cute little number, called tablier de cuisine. i like how the kitchen utensils extend into the pocket where it will be partially covered. even though no one will be able to see that there are spoons resting inside your pocket, you know, and can always take a peek and giggle at the hidden little secret. 

vina has several apron patterns following the same style. i don't think this one was submitted to the contest, but i like the whimsical floral pattern.  i am particularly fond of how her designs cross in the back and button to the shoulder.  it's possibly my favorite style of apron.  i talk about it as if i have dozens... i actually never use aprons, but now i really want to.

gurumania designed this sweet apron, le jardin nocturne.  i like the strap detail- it buttons over the front of the apron, but only one side.   it's very feminine with a touch of cuteness.    

there are many other fun apron patterns on the contest page (open for voting until wed), if you're looking for a new and functional sewing project.


  1. Aww they're so cute! I wish I were as artistic! :)

  2. That is a great idea! I was just thinking of making my boyfriend an apron for when he bakes bread. I think I'll nix the little pocket though. Not exactly manly. :)

  3. What a great idea! This would be a neat project for kids too! :)



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