Junk Linens turned Aprons

March 17th, 2010 in member junk     
crazymomluvsjunk crazymomluvsjunk, member
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I decided to buy myself a sewing machine and teach myself how to sew.  I've been sewing by hand since highschool and figured it was time to tackle the machine!  The first apron was made from a pillowcase and some assorted linens.  One of the linens had a small hole, so I sewed a crocheted flower over top of it.  I also used a small torn piece of barkcloth, lace and torn embroidered edging.  I cut a part of a valance up and used that for the tie on top of the apron.  The second apron is a new tea towel found at a thrift store.  I tore a piece of vintage pillowcase and made a pocket.  The bottom has tea dyed ruffle and more torn embroidered edging.  I used vintage sheer lace embroidered with pink for the tie part of the apron.  I am not the best at sewing, but proud of myself for learning.  I can't wait for the day that I become good enough so I can sell these cuties!


Pattern or design used: My own design - Rachel Knoblich
posted in: member junk, vintage, cottage, artwork, funky, country, fun, whimsical, house wear, kitchen, dining room, retro, fabric, chic

Comments (14)

OliviagraceBoutique writes: I sell on Etsy...You can set up a shop and sell there..just goto: Etsy.com and set up your own little shop..its fun and its super exciting once you get your first sale, and then they keep building up...Etsy is all handmade items..Go check it out to see what you can find..Lots of treasures and vintage goodies. Posted: 10:56 am on July 29th
OliviagraceBoutique writes: good for you..I make these too and use everything vintage and recycled linens..LOVE vintage pillowcases,doileys,etc...
Keep up sewing, you will only get more and more creative in what you do..
Posted: 10:54 am on July 29th
OliviagraceBoutique writes: good for you..I make these too and use everything vintage and recycled linens..LOVE vintage pillowcases,doileys,etc...
Keep up sewing, you will only get more and more creative in what you do..
Posted: 10:54 am on July 29th
jodygale writes: How pretty! Keep it up; no telling what you can create next. Posted: 12:14 am on March 20th
fellowjunker writes: Hi Rachel,
Love your aprons....well done!
xojanis Posted: 7:57 pm on March 18th
MakinItHappen writes: Gorgeous! Love em, love em, love em. Posted: 3:07 pm on March 18th
suewhitney writes: Bravo for you! You may have just given me the courage to go back to the machine and actually learn how to use it. I think these cuties are already good enough to sell!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 8:54 am on March 18th
oldnews writes: Good for you Rachel! I have 4 machines now, and couldn't live without them! Next you'll want to try a felting/embellishing machine! Totally addicting! Have fun with it! Marie Posted: 3:16 am on March 18th
ninnarae writes: These are charming- very creative! Posted: 10:45 pm on March 17th
bluejean writes: These are adorable! I love the concept of repurposing vintage linens that have stains or holes into something useful. Keep up the good work. Posted: 5:35 pm on March 17th
racers7 writes: I'm so jealous!!! I was gifted a brand new sewing machine 5 years ago and still haven't used it. U Go Girl! Melody Posted: 3:39 pm on March 17th
chippingcharm writes: A couple of cuties for sure! I got a machine for my birthday in Dec. I've been so busy, I haven't even pulled it out of the box yet! Better get it out and give it a try...I think these aprons are the inspiration I need :) Laurel Posted: 2:00 pm on March 17th
shabbychick writes: Rachel - you're doing a great job! You'll get the hang of it - and then you'll be wearing that machine out! :)

Good luck!

Kathy Posted: 10:32 am on March 17th
alicemom writes: Rachel,
Looks to me you are well on your way!
smiles, alice Posted: 9:45 am on March 17th
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