For ages I had wanted an apron specifically for sewing, one that I could pop on and not have to worry about being covered in threads, but more importantly would double up as storage for my sewing notions as I needed them.
I wanted a loop to hold the measuring tape, and a small pin cushion of the other side. A select of small front pockets, divided up to store buttons or zips etc for the project I am working on.
I also didn’t really want something tied around my neck, so after some research, I found an apron that went over the shoulder and tied at the back.
All set, I drafted the idea, and then just in time I found a gorgeous cotton night gown I could up cycle into the sewing apron.
Visual guide to size and position of the material pieces, because I was up cycling I had to improvise as I progressed through the project.
Night gown taken apart before cutting down all of the pieces from the graphic above.
Finished apron with the pin cushion and measuring tape in place.
Front of the apron.
Back of the apron.
Side view of apron.
First trial run of the apron during the shooting of our video tutorial.