Twice a year SMS sponsors a Giveaway Day, on which sewists like me can say "thanks" to the sewing community by giving something away on their blogs. This spring, my giveaway is this gardening apron:
Last year, I knew I needed to make myself an apron like this for my gloves, shears, and other gardening tools. But I never did. I just kept setting down my shears and then forgetting where I put them.
So this year, as we enter the high gardening holy days, I decided to make myself one. And then I thought someone else could probably use one, too!
The fabrics are all things I had in my sewing room. My sister handed on the main fabric to me last year -- someone probably donated it to preschool! It's a coarse fabrics with a wide weave, and not soft enough for pillow cases or pillows -- but perfect for an apron. I used a lot of fusible interfacing in hopes of making the apron sturdy enough for outdoor use. The turquoise and green are left over cottons from other projects.
I didn't have a pattern, but looked at many aprons on pinterest, and came up with this -- it's basically a rectangle with pockets and ties! I constructed it like a pillowcase, so I guess you could say it's reversible. If you like your pockets on the inside!
Inside the right pocket, I put in another pocket with velcro -- I thought this would be good for a cell phone, and hopefully would keep it clean:
I top-stitched around the whole apron for a little more structure.
If you would like to win this giveaway apron, just leave a comment below -- tell me just a little something about why you love to sew or what you love to sew. I'll use one of those random-number generator thingies to pick a winner, and you have until Friday evening at 8:00 to enter.
Now, I'm off to look at some of the participating giveaway blogs.