Good Morning, all!
At least, I hope your morning is going well. Mine is fairly quiet and a lovely change from this last weekends bustle at the craft show. The rhubarb festival didn't go quite as planned, but it was a learning experience. I met a few nice people and got to try rhubarb soda, so not all was lost.
But, enough about that! What I really wanted to share with you today is the apron I sewed myself for craft shows. I was getting a little tired of not having my money very accessible, not having pens and paper on person, and simply not being hands free!
I looked for a few examples of 'vendor aprons' and 'utility aprons' online and came up with my own little pattern that fit my style and would show off my sewing and embroidery skills.
The very first thing I did was to embroider my logo onto fabric. I chose a natural color muslin to do it. I like the sandy look and the fabric has lose enough fibers to create a small cross hatch which helped me keep things even. Here's the finished product below
I actually had another vendor comment on my apron the day of the show. She liked it and I let her know I did it all myself with the embroidery done by hand. She was floored. I was floored that she was floored! She was surprised that it was done by hand and showed her husband, too, saying "You know that $1300 machine I just bought for embroider? Well, she did it herself by hand!" I admit, I'm happy with the way it turned out. It's not absolutely perfect, but it's well done.
The next thing I did was picked out a couple other fabrics to compliment my logo and reflect my personality. I chose a cute pink polka dot pattern fabric that was as close to my color palette as possible and a neat gray wood pattern fabric to connect with my love of nature.
For the rest, I knew I wanted a big pocket in the back and several little ones in the front. The large one would allow me to store larger items and the smaller pockets could hold pens, paper, and business cards. I backed the whole apron with the gray and used the pink to create a long ribbon tie.
I found that this apron style to be very useful in addition to be attractive to wear. If you're someone who sells at craft shows or even farmers' markets you definitely need one of these! I am contemplating sewing more aprons in the future, so keep your eye out if you'd like one from me someday! :)
My name is Annissa, owner of MissNissDesigns. I am a knitter, crocheter, sewer, and all around crafty lady.