Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Firecracker Apron

Happy 4Th of July!


When I found this fabric of patriotoc hearts mixed in with firecrackers and stars, on a field of blue, I knew I had to create something cute with it. Using a simple pattern, I cut out and sewed this useful and handy-dandy little apron in no time at all.


Of course I couldn't stop there, I had to embellish it to make it even more festive. I love wearing it to those wonderful family 4Th of July picnics!


It ties around the neck and waist with one long strip of fabric, folded in half with edges pressed under 1/4 inch. Then I simply zigzagged along the strip, covering the raw edges of the apron, to give it a finished "zippy" look.








I hand sewed on these adorable wooden heart buttons...my fave!



I tacked down a three ribbon bow and a little metal liberty bell under a cute wooden star button.

Here is a yellow wooden star bead which I threaded and tacked on.



Three pockets on the front provide a great, close at hand, place for all those important cooking utensils, (or an important piece of chocolate!).



Here's three apron sayings, which one shoud I put on it?

"I use the smoke alarm for a timer"

"I was on a diet for a month & lost 30 days"

"Kiss me I'm American!"

 

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3 comments:

  1. I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

    I hope you'll stop by for my bbq on an Anthropologie inspired white tablecloth. :)

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  2. You did such a great job. I really like the fabric you found. Welcome to blog-world :). I'd love if you'd link up your apron with Fabric Fun Thursday.

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  3. Hi Suzzi, I like the comment about losing 30 days, but the saying "Kiss me I'm American" probably matches the apron better! ME

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