Friday, November 16, 2012

A Little Thanksgiving Craft

As the holidays approach, you'll probably be spending a lot of time in the kitchen eating.  The best way to keep food off your clothes is a bib or an apron. An apron is a dignified bib for adults. I hardly use aprons, mostly because I didn't have one until recently. My friend brought me the tackiest/most fitting apron from Paris last week for my birthday. You can't have too many tacky aprons, and I had already slated this craft for November. I decided to follow through, which means someone's in for quite a gift this Christmas, not sure who the lucky one is just yet. 

Making an Apron

If you follow this blog, you'll know I'm a big fan of doing a kind of faux-hem on my sewing projects. It's really easy and it always looks crafty-chic, which is the best we can hope for. This fabric was on sale and I found it perfectly suited for the poultry pageant I'm planning this Thanksgiving. 

You will need the following: 

1 cubic yard decorative burlap
ribbon (2" thick)
thin yarn and thick needle
fabric chalk 

Step 1: Trace the perimeter of another apron onto your yard of fabric. 

Step 2: Cut an extra inch around your pattern (this will fold over and form the hem). Once cut, fold down the extra and iron. 

Step 3: With yarn and needle, lazy-stitch down your folds in long strides. 

Step 4: Adhere ribbons at the top and sides to form neck and waist straps. 

Ta-da. In just four simple steps you yourself can look this gay...

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