Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2006

Introduction

Pleated pockets on this leather-trimmed apron give a little more room for the supplies every crafter needs. Pack this gift in a linen-covered sewing box with some simply fabulous tools: a tomato pincushion, colorful threads, European scissors, and other necessities.

materials

  • Canvas

  • Fabric scissors

  • Disappearing-ink pen

  • Sewing machine

  • Thread

steps

  1. Using apron template and pocket template, cut apron and pocket forms from canvas. Use a disappearing-ink pen to transfer the stitch lines from the pocket template.

  2. Add pleats to the pocket, as described for the gardener's apron. Sew a 3/4-inch double hem to finish top of pocket. Sew pocket to apron, and add compartments, following gardener's apron instructions.

  3. Trim the entire apron with leather strips. Add 2 long waist straps, using the neck-strap method in the gardener's apron how-to (each will start as a 2 1/2-by-34-inch strip).

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