Tessuti recently released a free apron pattern, and I instantly knew that it would make a great Mother’s Day present for two very special Mums in my life.
I love the way the apron crosses over in the back. It’s very simple to get on and off, once you’ve done it a few times.
This “HEAR ME ROAR” label from Kylie & The Machine was the perfect addition to the roomy front pocket.
And here’s my Mum, wearing her new apron! She loved it so much, she said she didn’t want to get it dirty!
The second apron I made was for my Mother In Law. Red is very much her colour, and I knew this would really suit her.
About 2 years ago, I hemmed one of her dresses, and I kept the lace scrap that was cut off. It was the perfect shade of red for the apron, so I hand stitched it to the front.
There was a decent amount of patching needed for this apron. I didn’t have enough fabric to cut it all at once, so I had to join bits together as I went. As you can see, I didn’t have enough for the straps, so I ended up using a red checked fabric that actually came from the shirt my now-husband was wearing when we first met!
Patched pocket and “DREAM BIG” label from KATM.
My Mother In Law loves her new apron, she didn’t take it off all day and insisted she would only wear it when cooking for special dinner parties!
- Pattern brand/name/number: Tessuti Apron Pattern by Tessuti Fabrics
- Style/size: One size
- Fabric: Blue and white striped cotton which was once a pair of curtains, purchased from my local op-shop. Red drill-like fabric that has been in my stash for years, lace from my Mother In Law’s dress, and red check cotton fabric cut from my husbands’ old shirt
- Notions: Labels from Kylie & The Machine, matching thread
- None, other than patching together the red fabric
Now I think it’s time to make one of these aprons for myself!