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How To Make An Apron Resource Pages

Updated on February 10, 2015
Apple Pie Apron
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A Page Full Of Resources to Help You Make An Apron

This page is packed with resources for anyone wanting to make an apron. Whether you want to make one for yourself or for someone else, you've come to the right spot. It will point you in the direction of some wonderful resources available online for making your very own aprons.

I have included a few Youtube videos that show you how to make aprons, including one from Angel Fleece Aprons and one from the Missouri Star Quilt Company. I have also included links to pages with great apron how-tos, a couple of top-ranked apron-making books from Amazon and a short list of additional pages that I have written about aprons on themes, like Christmas and Halloween.

For fun, I have also included a number of polls on this page. Currently, 40 percent of the people who have visited this page own an apron and 43 percent of the people who have visited are looking for a new project or apron inspiration. Only 19 percent of the visitors ALWAYS don an apron when they're in the kitchen but 30 percent of them say they should but only do so when cooking a particularly messing item. That is where I fit, in that last 30 percent. How about you? Make sure you take a moment to participate in the polls while you're visiting.

The apron shown here is by the seamstress Angry Chicken. She has crafted MANY gorgeous aprons and shared them with the world on Flickr.com. If you visit the link shown under the picture, you will find images of many of her creations on that site. You can learn the story of how she was inspired to create this pie-themed apron. Isn't that pie fabric lovely? Didn't she do a great job creating this apron? She is a very talented lady.

I hope this page helps you in your quest to make an apron.

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How To Make An Apron Video from Angel of Fleece

The first video was inspired by the Baking Outside the Box cookbook. Angel of Fleece steps you through the creation of an elegant apron.

The Missouri Star Quilt Company Uses Tea Towels to Craft an Apron, Part 1

The Missouri Star Quilt Company Uses Tea Towels to Craft an Apron, Part 2

Vintage Simplicity Apron Pattern 4492
Vintage Simplicity Apron Pattern 4492 | Source

Retro Apron Patterns Book

Retro Apron Patterns Books
Retro Apron Patterns Books | Source

Retro Apron Patterns

Retro Apron Patterns by Cindy Taylor Oates has very well written instructions and excellent illustrations. The patterns do need to be traced because they are printed on two-sided paper but doing so is worth the effort. The author includes ways to make the apron look retro and ways to make it look contemporary so no matter your style, the aprons in this book can be adopted to suit.

This is one of a few apron-themed books written by Ms. Oates. The author also has one written with patterns for children's aprons.

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The Apron Book: Making, Wearing, and Sharing a Bit of Cloth and Comfort

The Apron Book: Making, Wearing, and Sharing
The Apron Book: Making, Wearing, and Sharing | Source

This is Amazon's top ranking apron book.

It's true. Aprons, both vintage and modern, are turning up everywhere from movies and television shows to magazines and shops the later of which cannot keep trendy aprons on the shelves. Julia Roberts and other celebrities collect them and people everywhere are using them. This book, The Apron Book, is a guide to old and new aprons. It features photographs of both new and vintage aprons, patterns for four basic apron styles and still more information about aprons including tips for collectors, instructions for preserving them and stories.Amazon calls this book a celebration of the apron and says that it reminds us of why we love this American icon.

The reviews of this book on Amazon are glowing and include comments like -- easy-to-follow instructions, interesting facts and stories, vintage illustrations which make it charming -- this book restores dignity to a domestic symbol -- part how-to and part history -- comforting. All Things Considered says, it "unfolds like a bolt of fabric the pattern of a life remembered through a homey object."

Retro Kitchen Apron
Retro Kitchen Apron | Source

Julia Child's Apron

"Oh, Dearie, dainty doesn't do in the kitchen." - Ms. Child

EllynAnne Geisel had the chance in 2002, to interview Julia Child. Ms. Child told her that she had not worn an apron at all until she met her husband. She adopted the Cordon Bleu tradition of wearing a blue denim apron with a towel draped over it. Her husband, Paul Child, wore the same apron with the bib folded down.

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Did this page make you want to dig out your apron or create or shop for a new one?

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      @Merrci: An apron is definitely something that we NEED sometimes!

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      I've been wanting an apron and surely need one! Great timely lens for me!

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      KnitnPurlGirl 3 years ago

      I always wear an apron in the kitchen. My favourite ones have pockets in them! My husband even has a couple he uses for BBQing.

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      Rose Jones 3 years ago

      I have a buddy who is really into making aprons, from every little bit of vintage fabric she gets. Thanks for an enjoyable read. Bookmarked.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 3 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I am now reminded of the aprons we had to make in Home Economics back in the early 60's. I wonder what happened to mine. I do have some that were my mom's but I just never got in the habit of wearing one. I usually cook in my lounging clothes and not my nice clothes because I always spill something on whatever I am wearing. I guess I should stay dressed, wear pearls, and use an apron but I really don't think that would be "me". I have some old Apron Patterns that belonged to my husband's mother and some of them look like some of the ones that you feature on eBay.

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