Monday, December 20, 2010

Another present ready to wrap!

I should be sewing down binding, and I'm going to get to it in just a few moments. But first, look! I made my first apron!


This will be for my brother's girlfriend's daughter (can I just call her my niece?), who is 11. I remember her saying something this past year about liking to cook, so I bought her a cookbook, and made her this apron to wear while trying out all her new recipes. I'm trying to get the next generation to embrace aprons the way I do!

I'm proud of:
my first pocket, lined


and decorative stitching along the bottom

Hmmm, the closeups of those features make me think maybe I shouldn't be too proud. So they aren't perfect; I'm proud of myself for trying them!

I could have finished the ends of the ties that go around the waist better, but I'm not going to lose any sleep over it.
Wait! Did you just hear that? There is some binding calling to me...gotta go!

11 comments:

kwiltmakr said...

Cute apron. It is perfect because she is going to love it!
Merry Christmas

Michelle said...

Very cute!! She will love it!! What a wonderful treasure that she will have forever.

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Shay said...

A lotta love went into that apron Erin and it's just darling.

Did you get that binding done?

Wilma NC said...

Cute!! I made matching aprons for my Grandsons wife and little girl. Fun!!

Angela said...

Perfect fabric for an apron! Great job!

The Cozy Quilter said...

Love the fabric for the apron. I am sure she will love it! I made an apron for a friend for Christmas too.

Becky said...

What a wonderful gift for a beginner cook! Great job!

Judi said...

I love it! I did that a few years ago for a friends daughter.

Char said...

Love the apron Erin. Congrats! Isn't it nice to have a machine that can do all of those fun stitches?

quiltfool said...

Love that combination for a cmas gift to a pre-teen. And, love the apron. Great fabric and, hey, it's going to get stained...that's its purpose, so don't sweat how it could be better. If it does its job, it's gonna get worse. Til then, it's perfect. Lane

Sunny said...

Beautiful apron... I am sure she will love it and the cookbook