How To Make An Apron Resource Pages
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.
Do you OWN an apron?
Are you interested in making an apron?
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
Pages Dedicated To Making Aprons
- His and Her Aprons
Blogger Make it and Love It shares, His and Her Aprons.
- Romantic Cottage or Shabby Chic Style Apron
Blogger Sew4Home shares how to make a romantic cottage or shabby-chic style apron.
- French-Inspired Tea Towel Apron
From The Adventures of Jolly Goode Gal: Instructions on how to make a French- inspired tea towel apron diy
- 8 Maids A Milking Aprons - Sewing In No Mans Land
Blogger Kelly shares the instructions to make a Lady's Maid apron and a Tea and Crumpet apron.
- Make a Dish Towel Apron by Martha Stewart
Using a dish towel is an handy way to make an apron. They are not expensive and easy to care for. Bonus? They are hemmed -- saving you a bit of time when you are crafting an apron.
- How to Make an Apron on eHow.com
This page at eHow will step you through ow to make a simple bib-style apron. It is a good project for beginners.
- Make A Make Do Apron
Mary Jane shows you how to make an apron out of a shirt. That reminds me of the aprons my great grandmother crafted from a worn out dress.
- Make a Pretty Paisley Apron
Heather Bailey of Better Homes and Gardens shares how to make a pretty apron.
- How to Create a Retro Cocktail Apron - CraftStylish
Craft a fun apron in the style of Lucille Ball. A practical and fun apron.
- The Hostess Apron Comeback Series: #5 - Romantic Cottage Style | Sew4Home
Retro Apron Patterns Book
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.
Do you WEAR your apron when you are working in the kitchen?
The Apron Book: Making, Wearing, and Sharing a Bit of Cloth and Comfort
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."
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.
- Memories of Julia Child by EllynAnne Geisel on The Huffington Post
EllynAnne Geisel had the chance to interview Julia Child on June 22, 2002, about her apron memories.
- Apron Memories Blog
If you love aprons, you won't want to miss EllynAnne Geisel's blog, Apron Memories where she says, "Aprons don't hold us back, they take us back."
More Pages Dedicated to Aprons
- Aprons For Valentine's Day
A page full of Valentine's themed aprons to warm your heart...and protect your clothes!
- Cooking For The Holidays? Tie On A Christmas Apron!
A Christmas themed apron will get your season off to a great start.
- Do Your Haunting In A Halloween Apron
Halloween aprons can be simple or elaborate. They can protect your clothes...and they can double as a Halloween costume!
- Real Men Don't Wear Aprons, Do They?
It's a debate. Real men don't wear aprons...or do they?
- Where Can I Buy The Best Jessie Steele Apron?
Jessie Steele. Crafter of vintage-inspired, retro-chic, romantic aprons. On this page, a selection of the best.
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