Over the summer, I found these great linens at Goodwill. I wasn’t even sure what they were at first. I just saw all the cute red and white embroidery and thought for $2 I could figure out something to do with them. The long panel shown below and two smaller linens were all included for my two bucks. What a great deal!
I even felt a bit smug that maybe I had just scored some vintage table linens. Upon further inspection, I realized that they were actually curtains…from Kmart. Oh. Well, certainly not as romantic as vintage linens, but they were still cute. Cute enough for Martha Stewart to sell, for someone to get rid of, and for me to re-buy :).
I folded one of the long curtain panels in half and sewed a seam down it to make a “double ply” apron. I stuffed a grosgrain ribbon into my seam, scrunched up the fabric to give it a bit more interest and “flounce” and sewed the ribbon into place. I also sewed the ends of each ribbon to keep them from fraying. Then I purchased a “sticker” from Scrapblog.com and printed it out on my iron on transfer paper. I love the traditions sticker. Chances are really good that I’ll be making some family traditions in this apron, and chances are even better that I’ll be dancing around singing Fiddler on the Roof while wearing it!
I actually like the looks of the smaller apron better, but it’s admittedly not as practical. So typical huh? Why is it that the cuter the item the less practical it is???
I made two of these cute aprons above, for a total of three cute aprons so far! If I can find my other curtain panel, I’ll have one more “double ply” apron to add to my collection. Sisters, would you like the mini-aprons for your birthdays, or shall I give them away to fellow bloggers instead? Let me know! Fellow bloggers, if my sisters don’t want them, they are yours :).