Here are two more items for the future Etsy shop. It’s pretty fun to come up with different aprons made with the same vintage fabric piece, in this case a small linen tablecloth that had a few holes in the border.
My favorite part of the process is designing the apron, and this can take almost as long as stitching it together. I always challenge myself to use only fabrics I have in the sewing room, which actually helps with inspiration, especially since most of my fabric pieces are pretty small. I cut the tablecloth into two sections, the center piece with small flowers, and the cute flower pot border.
On the first apron I wanted to incorporate the whole border, including the corners. Because I used part of the cutout center section as a little mini-apron, I filled in the missing center of the underneath skirt with a piece of vintage muslin. The green is a leftover piece of polished cotton I used in the Cross-Stitched Tulip Quilt.
For the second apron, I wanted to highlight the yellow in the tablecloth. There wasn’t as much tablecloth fabric to work with on this one, but I like all of the yellow prints (even though they’re new instead of vintage).