Saturday, August 2, 2008

Apron Sewing Patterns - Vintage, Retro & Modern Aprons!

We've added a new section of Apron Sewing Patterns to the store this week. You'll find a fun variety of apron styles, including vintage aprons, retro aprons, and modern aprons! You'll have fun choosing your favorite apron pattern, selecting just the right fabrics, and creating your own unique apron style.

Sewing an apron is an easy sewing project for beginners, with many of the styles using a minimal number of pattern pieces and basic sewing techniques. Patterns include fabric and notion requirements, layout diagrams, and complete instructions. Some patterns will specify a certain type or weight of fabric, so you'll want to be sure to follow the designer's suggestions when selecting your fabric.

There are apron styles to fit every occasion! Aprons serve so many purposes, from keeping your clothes clean to making a fashion statement. You may want to select a full coverage apron to use while cooking or crafting. Or, you may choose a half apron to wear over jeans and a t-shirt as a fashion accessory. There are so many choices!

Choosing your fabric is one way to really make the apron your own.

You may want to match your fabrics with the apron style, for example, by combining vintage inspired fabrics with a vintage apron pattern for an authentic rendition of a look from the past.

Or, you could mix it up, by selecting modern fabrics and a retro style apron pattern for a fresh contemporary look. There really aren't any rules to follow. The fun is in creating an apron that appeals to your own sense of style!

Here's a sampling of the variety of apron sewing patterns you'll find in the store.

Vintage Apron Patterns
The Very Vintage Apron Sewing Pattern from The Apron Lady Designs is an easy apron to make. This vintage style apron features a scalloped overlay and extra long ties that can be wrapped around and tied in front.

The Vintage Apron Ensemble Pattern from Vanilla House Designs features 3 vintage inspired half apron designs. These aprons are made using very lightweight fabrics for a delicate, feminine look.

Retro Apron Patterns

If you like the retro look, you'll enjoy the Retro Aprons Pattern Book from Taylor Made Designs. This book includes full size patterns, diagrams, and complete instructions for 3 full size aprons and 3 half aprons. Quality patterns are folded inside an 8 page softcover book. Make sure to see the Little Retro Aprons for Kids Pattern Book too!

Modern Apron Patterns

For a modern, sophisticated apron, you'll want to see the Mixing Bowl Beauty Apron Sewing Pattern from the Threaded Pear Studio. With this versatile apron pattern, it's easy to "Mix It Up" and create your own unique style by mixing and matching pocket styles, skirt length, and the detachable bib option. This pattern is fat quarter friendly, so if you have a stash of fat quarters, here's a great way to use them in style!

Basic Apron Patterns

The Reversible Apron Sewing Pattern from The Paisley Pincushion is a great basic apron style. This is an ideal apron for using themed or holiday fabrics. You can make them up to give as creative handmade gifts for friends and family!

Fun Apron Blog to Share!
Tie One On is a fun blog for anyone who loves making aprons. Every few months a new apron theme is announced. You make an apron according to the theme, send in your image, and it gets posted to a gallery for everyone to see. You'll be inspired by all of the creative entries!

Make sure to visit the Apron Sewing Patterns section to see all of the new apron patterns. If you're looking for an apron pattern & fabric kit, visit the Easy Sew Kits section.

Find a variety of apron patterns and kits at Weekend Kits and get ready to sew your own apron on your next Weekend at Home!

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