Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A quick gift



As bloggers we all have a routine of blogs we follow and some that we check if not daily, almost so. Well Stop Staring and Start Sewing! is one of those for me. She posted a tutorial for an Apron in an Hour. Well in a flash of inspiration I decided to make one as a hostess gift.

Now Jona you lied to me. You told it would take an hour. I beg to differ, it took one hour and 13 minutes!!! Now faithful reader you know I am a giver, I am here to serve; so when there is misinformation I have to let you know. (You realize I am teasing, I hope. It did take an extra 13 minutes, but come one, how many gifts can you make in 1:13?)



I timed this little endeavor. Now I didn't include the time it took to preshrink it in the dryer, but from the time I sat down and made the first snip to tieing it onto the mannequin was 1:13. That is awesome if you ask me. What a great hostess gift. And for under $10, I bought enough fabric for 2 and it was $17 with tax. I used some Amy Butler fabric from her two Midwest Modern Line. All in all, a cute, quick project.

7 comments:

  1. What a great name for a blog..."Stop staring & start sewing"!! Too funny!
    I'll go over there to check it out just as soon as I hit "submit".
    Thanks for all your inspirations, Martha....big & small.

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    fondly,
    Rettabug

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  2. darling apron!!!! I want one for me!!!!
    thanks for sharing
    Sara

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  3. That is such a beautiful apron. How inspiring. I may post it on my blog.

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  4. Thanks for the inspiration and pattern link. I immediatly made one for a hostess gift!

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  5. Rick wanted me to make one for his mom... this would fit the bill!!

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  6. Your apron is darling. Jona is wonderful with design and her customer service in her fabric shop is amazing.

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  7. I love being the other mother-in-law with someone as talented as you. I am so impressed with your sewing skills. My Mother, Nell Ping, and my sister, Patty Lackey, are also excellent seamstresses. Kiss Evamarie for me. Ann Denton

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