Thursday, July 18, 2013

Something to do with those old linens

I recently found these old embroidered dresser scarves at a thrift store. For $2 I couldn't pass them up, although I had no idea what to use them on. Then I made a small dress for a cousin's upcoming baby shower and it promoted me into making an apron for myself. I am constantly dreaming up things to make for others, but then I often wonder how they might go unloved and unappreciated, so I decided this year to get to making all those things I have always wanted for myself. Then I know they are loved and appreciated for sure! So I used this pattern, altered it a little (shortened it and added a lining instead of the bias tape) and got to work.

I love this style of apron because it isn't binding at the neck and adding weight there. Sometimes even wearing a necklace gives me a headache, so this apron will be just perfect, I can wear it all day. And no  apron strings in the laundry, getting all tangled up  either!

Hope you like it, and find inspiration to use your old embroidered linens. I have also seen them used as pockets on little girls dresses, that would be a cute idea too!

Happy Stitching! 


  1. What a lovely project... great way of using heirloom embroidery!
    Hoping to see blog and Flickr updates soon ;-)!!!

    1. Thanks! I agree, I am working on find more time for both! I just finished a quilt for my niece and some robots for a baby mobile and realized I didnt take ANY pictures for the blog...I am no so great at remembering sometimes :)