Who doesn't love a new Apron!
In creating this fun apron, I had the opportunity to merge some of my loves: sewing with 100% cotton denim, repurposing, playing with colour and patterns and creating something useful. OSF received a donation of denim pieces from a garment designer, salvaged from the cutting room floor. Some pieces are small but we have larger pieces and yardage. I couldn't resist all the rich colours and textures of this high quality denim so, here is my creation using black, gray and striped denim pieces.
I used the apron base pattern from McCall's 2233 and then added my own pockets and design details ('cause I like to do my own thing...).
The armhole and side seams were serged, folded in and topstitched. The bottom hem was encased in the striped denim (back side) and I used the stitch-in-the-ditch method to secure the hem facing to the back.
Similar method was used to add the flaps on the three pockets. The denim took pressing so nicely that it was really easy to just press in the seam allowances on the pockets and topstitch them down (eesy-peezy!)
Gray webbing was used for the neck strap and back ties. I was a bit generous when cutting the ties but that's OK, the ties can always be wrapped around the front if needed.
So I hope this inspires you to create your own utility apron...could be a nice Valentine's Day gift for someone special. I think I'll use mine for working in the garden. Check out OSF's denim yardage and pieces (lots of colours and weights to choose from). The strap/webbing comes in various colours and will be available online early next week. We'd love to see what you create - send us pictures of your masterpiece or post and tag us (#oursocialfabric) on Instagram.