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May 14, 2014

Industrial Denim Apron Project from "Merchant and Mills"

A versatile –– and sturdy –– leather-and-denim apron works as well in the artist's studio as it does in the kitchen. 

Taylor Combs
Associate Digital Editor
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Photography by: Roderick Field/Chronicle Books

Carolyn Denham and Roderick Field launched Merchant & Mills in 2010 to bring the craftsmanship and care of couture to the masses through utilitarian sewing projects. The haberdashery, located in South East England, sells needles, scissors, sewing notions, fabric, and patterns. 

The duo's first book, "Merchant & Mills Sewing Book" (Chronicle, $24.95) includes both hand- and machine-sewing techniques and 15 projects to satisfy your desire to create ... beautifully. 

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Photography by: Roderick Field/Chronicle Books

The projects in the book include detailed illustrations that make it easy for even novice sewers to follow along. See for yourself with this excerpted project: the Maker's Apron. 

Get the Maker's Apron How-To PDF