A Blank Canvas – Literally

I totally missed the boat on this one! I looked at these totes and aprons by Kimberbell and thought they were great for machine embroidery – but didn’t consider all of the other possibilities!

These canvas totes come in natural and denim and are totally finished except for the side seams which are serged! When you are done decorating, just stitch up the sides with a straight seam!

My grandchildren are coming down for “grandma camp” in a few weeks. My idea? We are going to cut pockets from old jeans, pinking the fabric beyond the pocket so we can attach them to the tote easily. They can embellish them any way they want and then we will stitch multiple pockets on each side. We may even add a few to the inside!

Kimberbell has those assortments of adorable trims as well. Adding ribbon to the tops of some of the pockets might be fun too! Who says they have to be just for machine embroidery???

And then I saw these blank aprons in adult and children’s sizes! Craft aprons with multiple pockets? What do you think???









These are all affordably priced and in stock! I just placed my order!

Classic Aprons with that 30’s Style

Indygo Junction has released a series of apron patterns that are as versatile as they are stylish!  With everyone’s hectic lifestyles, aprons are the new fashion statement.  These are NOT the projects we made in home ec – but I wish they were….

The Easy-On apron looks great around the house or wear it with leggings to run to the store.  It has a flattering drape that can hide a host of evils – no muffin tops in sight!  And, the deep front pockets are oh so functional!

Item #IJ960  Retail $12.99

This pinafore is a child’s version – which is trendy and fun AND AGE APPROPRIATE!  If you have ever gone shopping for clothes for pre-teens, it is a nightmare.  I am whipping these up for my granddaughters – perfect for the beach!

Item #IJ959  Retail $12.99

Another child’s  version includes a pattern for an American Girl doll.  How cute is that???  Why not start sewing some aprons out of that Christmas fabric that is arriving any day?  Host a cookie exchange with the favorite mothers and daughters in your life and gift them an apron.  Shoot, don’t be sexist – invite the guys as well!

Item #IJ961  Retail $12.99

For those bustier gals, this ones for you!  It has a string through the top so you can adjust it to fit anyone, but it looks great on everyone.  The ruffles and pockets are a great touch.  You can’t ever get enough pockets!

Item #IJ962  Retail $12.99

This vintage V-neck looks like it came right out of my grandma’s country kitchen!  What a great way to showcase those 30’s fabrics!

Item #IJ963  Retail $12.99

Remember, aprons are a great way to teach the basics of sewing – and these aprons have some style!  They also use quite a bit of yardage so be prepared to blow through some bolts of fabric….