Monday, 19 December 2016

denim + Pam Kitty apron 🌹


Today I finished this cute apron, a commission for a lady that loves gardening. I was given a couple of pairs of jeans to use and I decided to combine it with some gorgeous Pam Kitty Garden fabric.


I appliquéd her name to the front of the pocket using a simple zig zag stitch. Since the apron is going to be used in the garden it seemed a good idea to line the pocket with the same waterproof canvas I used for my Geeky Flying Geese Bag. To line both sides, I constructed the main panel of the apron like patchwork, I put the canvas in the centre and surrounded it with denim.


The apron is backed in the same fabric as the appliqué letters. I sewed the right sides together leaving a gap, turned it through and stitched around the outside, as well as stitching around the pocket so the lining wouldn't be baggy!


Originally I was going to use denim for the straps but it would have been a little too 'utility' and decided instead to use the same as the binding fabric.


It's nice to have that seam showing from the original jeans and I stitched vertical lines on the pocket to create three separate sections in the pocket (before sewing the lining on!).


I hope the recipient likes it! I certainly enjoyed making it.


This is a check off my FAL list 

Now I've got a zillion things to sew before Christmas and very little time to do it so I better get back to sewing! 

I hope everyone's week is off to a good start. Anyone else panic sewing?!


4 comments:

  1. It turned out great. Pretty and functional!

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  2. Lovely idea; it looks very practical.

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  3. I love denim in things like this. I keep hoarding all my old jeans, but unfortunately they're a bit too well worn to be actually useful! Nothing like threadbare fabric to start a sewing project :-)
    This is super cute. I love the floral, and I'm sure Judy will love it .
    E xx

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  4. I love that fabric! the cushion looks great - well done!

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