I just completed five aprons for Bohemia, a local shop that sells my line. The aprons are for a Tucson Women's Commission luncheon.
It was nice to make these. Lately, I have been focusing on my print designs and haven't had the chance to have fun with my fabric collection. I am always on the look out for vintage fabrics, especially ones that are handmade. I love embroidered table cloths, napkins, and runners. These aprons are constructed out of old table runners which happened to be a perfect fit for a half apron.
These were really simple to make and are a wonderful way to celebrate vintage handiwork for a bit longer. Just cut a table runner in half, then sew pieces together. A hem at the bottom is optional. Lots of runners already have lovely hems. I hemmed mine because I thought that the clean line brought it up to date. Add bias tape to the top and there you have it. Recycled, cute, and functional!