knitxcore.: We're throwin' down our push brooms, we're hangin' up our apron ties.

Friday, May 04, 2007

We're throwin' down our push brooms, we're hangin' up our apron ties.

Cafe Apron Materials

I'm probably the last person in blogland to catch this "sewing bug", but I finally ordered Lotta Jansdotter's "Simple Sewing". The patterns in it are soooo modern and cool! I was amazed by the doorstop I saw on someone else's blog and that's what initially sold me. But upon further inspection, I pretty much love everything. Aprons and potholders, bags galore, and even some cool organizational things fill the pages of this awesome new book. I'm in love!

More Apron.

I have already finished the apron part of my first project, I still need to make the pocket. I was going to use the yellow fabric from the picture at the top but, it's just a little too thin and I'm afraid it may rip off. Other than my fabric choice for the pocket, I'm pretty excited. The instructions are so clear, they made me feel like a rockstar while cutting and sewing in my craft room. I picked up that cute-sy fruit print at JoAnn's, believe it or not. I know it's the place that cool goes to die, but I wanted to jump in and start as soon as the book came. I have, however, ordered some AMAZING fabric at Purlsoho to start on another apron and a doorstop that I'm giving as a housewarming gift. KoKKa fabric is pretty much the cutest line I have ever seen, even though it can be a bit price-y I think it's worth for the unique, brightly colored prints.

Sweeeet Apron.


pamela wynne said...

LOVE it! I can't wait to see what you do with the Kokka fabric.

And re: post title, that would be the most stylish labor strike since the flight attendants in the 80s. ;)

Charles said...

Soooo cute!!!!

pins&needles said...

Man, you hardcore crafter! I need to get back into sewing. last thing I sewed was a halloween costume that was a pain in the butt.

Jeanne said...

That's so cute!

Brooklynne Michelle said...

Cute!!!! Now that your sewing you should check out its all geunine reproductions of vintage faberics....


Knitted_Painting said...

cute I love the fabric you used!
btw thanks for the tip on the book I'm still a beginner in sewing and it's really hard to choose the right book to start with!

lupinbunny said...

oooo! i told myself a while ago No More Sewing Books... then i saw inside simple sewing... and now i'm saving up for it. i went through carefully and worked out how many items i couldn't make without the instructions/ pattern (i like the hat, the bags, the full-size apron, the doona cover).
it's sooooo much better than the amy butler sewing book.