Monday, May 30, 2011

Wonderful, wonderful aprons!

Feed Sack Aprons

Look what I have been up to lately!

  I had these wonderful old feed sacks that I have had for close to twenty years. 

 They were basically new and had never been used before. 

 It was really a challenge to try to figure out what to do with each one. 
I have the most of the flower seed sacks.  I even reserved five for later use. 

First I washed and pressed them.  They shrank a little and faded a little.
Next I ripped them across the edges to even them up.  I am a great fan of ripping.  It straightens the fabric and usually gives you a wonderful straight edge to work with.  Depending on where the design lay, I then ripped enough off the edges to make sashes and sometimes waist bands.  Of course, there are fabrics that just won't rip.

I used reproduction Civil War fabrics for most of the pockets.  Pricey, but worth it!
(At ten dollars a yard, these I did not rip.  I cut them verrrrry carefully.)

I would be hard pressed to choose just one favorite.  I like them all for different reasons.

But, I do love the flour sack aprons.
They have a ticking waistband and a ticking pocket.
So cute.

I have twelve half aprons that are gathered at the waist with great feed sack sashes.
I wish you could see them all.
They are just too cute!!

I even have three great full aprons that would make great barbecue aprons for dad!!!

Well, got to go, I have 48 tomato pincushions waiting for me. 
They are turning out great.  I almost have them finished.
I'll show them to you soon.

See you soon,

1 comment:

  1. Tommye, I just LOVE those aprons. Having all those old feed sacks was like sitting on a gold mine. Those things are so expensive when you can find them in these parts. You did such a great job. Thanks for sharing all those pretties with us. Haave a great week.