Friday, 14 November 2014

Some more pillowcase aprons..!

I have had a lot of fun making these for Christmas presents this year! They are all made on the same pattern and techniques as I used before...

Waist Apron link
Full Pinny link


All bright and summery hanging on the line!
 

This one was made from two pillowcases. I cut the flower off one pillowcase and after I had made the pinny from another orange pillow case with the stripes on it, I sewed it onto the front. I suspect the pillow cases went together on the bed as the colours were so close... or maybe I just got lucky at the op shop that week!
 


For this one I did a few simple pleats which I found easier to sew than gathering. So If you aren't feeling like you can tackle gathering, a few folded pleats might be the way to go. They sit flatter and are easier to sew. I also cut a strip off the bottom and then sewed it back on upside down to add a bit of interest and detail. If I see a bit of ric-rac I'll run it along the join but so far the right piece has eluded me...


 This one is so bright and pretty it didn't need anything else done to it!
 
When I made these I had no idea that anyone else had thought of it! I just searched pillowcase apron for the sheer fun of it right now and found some really cool designs. Wish I'd seen some of these before I started!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And if you are interested, there is a book with heaps of ideas for repurposing pillowcases!
 

Score card:
Green-ness: 5/5 for repurposing!
Frugal-ness: 5/5 for using one you have and decreasing depending on how much you pay for your pillowcase!
Time cost: About 1/2 an hour from go to whoa.
Skill level: Usually pretty basic straight line sewing.
Fun-ness: Mine are so bright and pretty, I'm in love with them all - hope I can bear to  part with them at Christmas!

2 comments:

Linda said...

Gorgeous! What a great idea!

Practical Frog said...

Thanks! Its great fun to forage for just the right pillow case pattern for the right person! - K x

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