A New Spring Apron and Our All Things Spring Link Up

My New Spring - Apron  Apron Strings & other things

The time has come to retire a favorite apron. It was a gift from a dear friend, it is older than 4 of my children. It is showing stains and wear and tear from many, many meals and messes. The stains will no longer bleach out and the fabric has grown so thin it’s tearing and fraying.

I’m looking forward to Spring, and to celebrate its arrival I decided to sew up a new apron. Taking a yard of feminine, flowery fabric and using my old apron as a template, I had a brand new apron in less than 2 hours.

Old Apron - Apron Strings & other things

Out with the old . . .

Spring Apron - Apron Strings & other things

In with the new!!!

Apron Ric-Rac :: Apron Strings & other things

This was a super easy project. I laid my old apron down on the new fabric and cut around it. I added a couple rows of ric-rac for a bit of extra detailing then finished the edges with seam binding.

Apron Pocket - Apron Strings & other things

Don’t forget pockets. What’s an apron with out a pocket! I made the ties from scraps of the fabric and I’m all ready to get cooking or cleaning or mess-making. Are you in need of a touch of spring? An apron maybe?

If you are a blogger, link up your Spring-themed posts below! If you are a reader, please share in the comments what you are doing to celebrate the arrival of Spring. And be sure to visit all the fabulous ideas others are sharing at our All Things Spring Link UP!



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  1. i have never been one to wear aprons that often. I have a few that I need to put to use. πŸ™‚ It’s just not a habit I’ve ever had – but would sure save on laundry! What a pretty apron!!!

    • To save on laundry and the cost of replacing my ruined clothing is why I started wearing aprons Rosilind πŸ™‚ I think it was when I was expecting my first baby, my rather large belly seemed to collect all the crumbs and food splatters and dirty dishwater and I had very limited wardrobe. Keep those aprons on hand, you never know when you’ll need them!

  2. deborah gandy says:

    Aww, I recognize that apron. . . Love your new one! What a boost while you wait for Spring. πŸ™‚

    • πŸ˜€ it’s been my favorite all these years! It’s hard to let it go, but the fabric has been worn thin right across the middle, so I reluctantly retire it. And, yes, I’m ready for spring!

  3. The apron looks great……and it reminds me that I REALLY need to make one also. Thank you for posting this and for hosting the link up. πŸ™‚ Gentle Joy

    • thank you Gentle Joy πŸ™‚ I believe one can always use a new apron! Using my old one as a pattern/template makes it quick and easy. So glad you stopped by to visit and join in the party!

  4. Aprons remind me of my mother and grandmother. They always wore them whenever they were in the kitchen. Grandma B and I don’t have even one in the house. I just added a post I wrote two springs ago. We’ll see how accurate it is this year. Last year it wasn’t even close.

    • I guess I’m one of those apron-wearing mothers and grandmothers πŸ™‚ I highly recommend them – very practical and sweet memory-makers, my aprons are. I’m happy you joined in our All Things Spring party – I think we all can use some hope, encouragement and inspiration.

  5. Very sweet apron Linda!

  6. This is a very unique posting about some history of apron. I also love the blog a lot. You have a fabulous family. Thank you very much for linking up in the Pintastic Pinteresting Party.

  7. What a pretty apron! πŸ™‚

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