Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Recycled Table Runner Aprons


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!


6 comments:

strikk handknits said...

these are really clever - and very pretty.

Jesse said...

Very cute indeed! Such a good way to use vintage cloths.

Ursula said...

So lovely and simple. Simple is so often the most beautiful and you always hit it spot on. Thanks for being so inspirational and such a wonderful friend.

Chakra Pennywhistle said...

Ah:) Thanks so much:) I agree:) Simplicity is best!

the rikrak studio said...

oh you're brilliant! i love this, chakra! wow!

angie said...

these are great!
what a wonderful idea.