I don’t often wear aprons, but when I do, it gives me joy! There’s something about a pretty apron that makes me smile and gets me in the mood to spend time in the kitchen. I have two favorite aprons: One made by my mom, and the other I bought in Uganda from a women’s co-op.
Today’s #AddJoy challenge is to dig out and use a favorite apron!
I confess that I have not gotten around to making my own apron yet, but when I do get some extra time I’m going to check out some of these links. Even with *my* sewing skills I think I could pull them off! Even if you’re not planning to sew your own, have fun exploring these sites.
38 Free Apron Patterns – pretty much what it says.
The Apron Goddesses – A blog whose tagline is “Domestic Goddesses wearing aprons. Win an apron. Find an apron. Join the apron addicts.” (Note: This is no longer an active site, but the old content is still there).
Apron Memories – A blog, a book, home of Tie One On Day (which has nothing to do with drinking. Rats.)
Apronista – It’s a place where Apron lovers, makers, and collectors from all over can gather to share resources, shops, and enthusiasm for Aprons, and all manners of Homemaking.
The Fabric Fairy – Back when I sewed a lot more than I do now, I loved this site! Great source of fabric and notions.
Flirty Apron Swap – An apron club where people sew an apron and swap it with others, based on a specific theme. Would love to do this someday!
Modern June – Blog and Etsy shop. I’m seeing a pattern here. Ha ha. Ooh look, she carries oilcloth! Yes! Oilcloth projects are on my list of Things I Would Like to Do But Know I Probably Won’t. You know that list . . .
PatternReview.com – A sewing community where I learned just about everything I know about sewing. Which isn’t a lot, but I know where to find out more! Here!
The Secret Stitch Club – A (now inactive) blog about a group of women who get together and sew aprons. And talk about it.
Tie One On – Again, it has nothing to do with drinking. Angry Chicken (a blog I read before I really knew what a blog was) used to have an apron sew-along thingy every couple of months. Kind of like The Daring Kitchen only with sewing instead of food, and not every single month. Another project that’s on my list of Things I Would Like to Do But Know I Probably Won’t.
Tip Nut – 40+ free apron patterns. Between this and the 38 aprons link above, you should be able to find something you can sew!
How about you? Are you an apron addict? Have you ever sewn one? Have a favorite craft/sewing blog?