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Project

Crafter's Apron

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

Steps

  1. Step 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. Step 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. Step 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).

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December 2006

Reviews (2)

  • 8 Jun, 2010

    I am not able to download the templates.

  • 4 Mar, 2008

    These make excellent craft-fair aprons, too- keep your tools and change close at hand. We also use them for our guilds fundraisers and actions. You can never have too many extra pockets. Of course, we skip the leather and go right for the novelty fabrics! (Mine has hot-pink ball fringe!!!)