October 16, 2014

A Trio of Aprons ~ Shoe Box Crafting

My Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Sewing & Crafting for this week includes a trio of Aprons for 10 to 14 year old girls.  I began with the flip flops I had on hand and matched the fabric to them.  From there I match them with the bias and quilt binding and then yarn for matching hats.  Because I use prepackaged bias and quilt binding these whip up quickly.  Thankfully I have a lot on hand inherited from my mother-in-law and also some I was able to pick up for just a quarter at a closeout craft store, otherwise I would be making it from the fabric.

The flip flops and fabric were donated by Kristy of Hopeful Threads.






I use narrow bias to bind the edges.
I also use a zigzag stitch to make it sturdier because it is so narrow.

This fabric was too short, so I cut some from the side and added it

to the top going in the opposite direction.
I also added a bit of eyelet Kristy had included.

This one is a gardening apron (it is no different than the others
except that the print was gardening) and my daughter found these
matching fun bright pink garden gloves on clearance.  Now I just
need to find some garden tools.

Each apron has a matching hat.  I know they will not wear them together,
but it is fun to match up colors in the boxes when possible.
Do you like to match colors in your boxes?  Or do you do theme boxes?

Happy Packing!

2 comments:

Kristy said...

These look so great!!! Impeccable stitching as always!

Cheryl said...

Thanks, Kristy. I actually cringe every time I take a close up shot of something I have made.

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