apron in an hour

Next month, the woman's organization at my church is having a retro-homemaking themed evening of activities.  Among the classes, I am leading a sewing class to make an easy apron.  These are my test runs ...

We are using the Apron in an Hour tutorial by Stop Staring and ... Start Sewing.  True to its name, it really only takes about an hour and is so cute (love the long sash for a front bow!). 

These two aprons are made with quilting weight cotton, so they are more for looks than function.  I'm going to look for some heavier fabrics for the real aprons.

Speaking of fabric, I can't tell you how much I love this print.  It is called Spring Street by Carolyn Gavin


If you are looking for homemade gift ideas for this Christmas, this apron is a great place to start -   thanks, Jona, for the fun pattern!

16 comments:

Tristin @ Two Girls Being Crafty said...

I love that fabric, too--awesome!

The idea of a retro ladie's night is pretty awesome, too! I imagine a-line dresses, cute aprons (check!), pearls, and tuna noodle casserole. ; )

Are we going to get to see pics of this event?

Lynne said...

Both aprons are absolutely adorable!

Amber said...

You have a great eye for yummy fabrics! I want to be in your sewing class... : )

Kaatje said...

Beautiful, I like them both but the top one is my favorite!!
Very nice

Liz @ LivingMySweetLife said...

oh this is too cute, I just may have to make myself one!

The Parker Place said...

Jill, I wish I was in your RS. They are super cute. I'm in charge of the Extra RS meetings in my ward, and I was wondering how you are doing this project? Is each women given a list of the supplies they need to bring with them that night? Or are you charging each woman? I just need some ideas of how other wards do these kind of events. Are Bishop really is stressing not spending a ton of money on things, but when you can make something as cute as this, I would have to disagree. Thanks so much!

EHC said...

Funny you should mention Christmas gifts--all of the females in my life got one of these exact aprons for Christmas last year! They were so quick and easy that I honestly didn't mind making a bunch of them. They were very well-received!

Jill said...

The Parker Place - for this project, the RS is providing the fabric. There is a charity fabric shop not far out of town that sells all of its fabric for $1/yard (!!!), so I am going there to get supplies. At a cost of only 75 cents per apron, it will be a low-cost project.

Last year we did several holiday crafts to give as gifts, and we just charged a small amount for each project (around $2).

Jill said...

Tristin - it is going to be really fun, and yes, the RS presidency and enrichment committee is planning to do the whole pearls and pumps 50's housewife look. The other classes are apple pies and pressure cooking. I hope it is well received!

Amy said...

They both look cute enough to be skirts!

Your church sounds awesome for having crafty-themed events!!

Jill said...

Cute! I love the bows, too! Ooh, I bet they'd be cute with pockets. Hmm, who might like an apron for Christmas...
--Jill
http://jillmadeit.blogspot.com/

Lisbei said...

Oh, I like them very much, I think I will try to do one !
Thanks !

Phoenix Rising said...

What a great idea! I wish our church offered this. I cannot sew at all and would love something like this! What a great idea. My wheels are turning.... now, off to find an unsuspecting sewer in our congregation...

Kisha said...

I'm always looking for simple projects to improve my sewing. And I'm always looking for homemade gift ideas. double win.

Kate said...

These are so nice!

I've seen the pattern before at Jona's and was planning to try it myself, now I'm even more inspired. And, as you said, christmas is coming!
(Linked you again)

Sewing mama said...

I love the fabric from the first apron - where can I get it??