This will be the first and last post you’ll ever see from me about sewing. I…HATE…SEWING….
It’s quite possible that my sewing machine is possessed by the AntiChrist. It’s actually a really awesome machine, with multiple doodads and attachments that probably do amazing things. It even threads its’ own needle – WHAT?? Oh yeah, it does…..
But anyway, I wanted a “Vendor’s Apron” for the upcoming “Deck the Hall” arts and crafts Christmas show, and I didn’t want to pay $40-$60 for one from Etsy, so I decided to try to make one. I got some wonderful material fairly cheaply
and I used some old pillow cases as my lining.
How cute is this? It’s got two deep pockets and two medium pockets.
If you sew, I know that right now you’re saying “What’s the big deal? A few straight seams, and bingo-bango, you’ve got an apron”.
But I don’t sew. The last time I pulled out the machine, I couldn’t figure out how to get thread on the bobbin (it turns out I had one of the bobbin bits on upside down). Then I couldn’t thread the *&&^% machine (I wasn’t being forceful enough in getting the thread in place). I just find using the machine stressful and horrible and it makes me swear. A LOT….
And yet, I toughed it out for this project, and what was really amazing (to me) was that I actually took the time to do all those stupid things that our HomeEc teacher made us do. Pin Before Stitching. Trim Every Seam. Press Every Seam. Double-Stitch Every Seam.
Yowza, what a difference it makes, who knew? I did not enjoy making these aprons AT ALL, but I absolutely love them and am so proud of my own bad self over this project!