Thursday, January 23, 2014

Introducing Apron of the Month!

I am so so excited to tell you about a new feature I am starting!! As I have mentioned before, my dream is to start offering apron patterns. So to dip my toes in so to speak, I have decided to put together one free apron pattern a month, either a pattern from around the web or a pdf pattern I have made! Now I don't want to promise every month the apron will be an Apron History Exclusive, but I am going to try to do as many as I can. My pattern list is already mostly full. I am so excited to share them with you!! I will also post sewing tutorials and tips. So with out further ado, let me introduce the 
January Apron of the Month!

It was love at first sight when I saw this apron. Isn't the fabric the cutest?! It made me want to go fabric shopping! I love the three rows of rick-rack, the nice roomy pockets and the generous ties that made a perfect bow! All the requirements of a good apron!
Miss Sew-It-All has a tutorial Here and the cutting layout is Here.

 I must confess, I was so excited to make this apron I printed the cutting layout out and dashed up to the sewing room, not realizing until later I hadn't even read through the tutorial! Ah well, in the end I figured it out. The fabric and trim are from my stash. I was determined not to go out in the horrible weather and just use what I had.
 The rick-rack is vintage from my grandma's sewing closet. I have had it forever, just waiting for the perfect project! I love the look of multiple rows of rick-rack. 

If you decide to stitch up an apron please share a link in the comments! I would love to see it!


  1. Oh your apron is beautiful!! I really love the blue!

  2. Heide,

    What a fun idea!! I look forward to seeing your future patterns. : )

    I love the fabrics, and the ric rac!


  3. So cute, Heidi, and it reminds me of when I was a young mother and making my own aprons. I made a drawing similar to the directions here so I could get an apron out of one yard of fabric. Of course, back then fabric was only 36" wide. I still have one of the aprons from the 60's that I made my mother-in-law, I'll have to measure to see if it was made with the narrow fabric. When I get back in the sewing room, I'll have to make your pattern, love the old waist aprons.

  4. Beautiful! I am excited for your new goal too.
    xx oo

  5. Your apron is very, very pretty! I'm looking forward to your monthly aprons! Last year I posted an apron each month.

  6. Heidi....I love it! It reminds me of the ones my mom used to wear. I started making aprons from Goodwill linens...bed skirts, place mats, table cloths, pillows cases etc. Most of these items are only a couple of bucks...I kind of just made them up as I went along. Here is a link to a post from last summer:

  7. Heide! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE idea! Also love the apron. It fits vintage type of fabrics as well as modern ones. If it wasn't so cold in my sewing room, I'd go stitch it up right now! I'm thinking vintage sheets for mine. Thanks so much for the inspiration! I have another idea, too. I'll email you later. Hugs!!!!!

  8. I'm do glad I found you through Country Farm Home! Love the apron.

  9. Oh, your one-yard apron is amazing! Thanks for featuring my pattern, and I am always glad to find another vintage apron admirer! :) Erika