I’ve been pondering doing a children’s crossback apron for quite a while – a couple of weeks ago a lady contacted me via Etsy to ask for just that! Her husband had bought her one of my No 4:3 aprons, which loves, and she wanted a couple like it for her young son.
I made a version of the adult No 7, so that the apron could be size/age adjustable age 4-7. I used the long side offcuts from cutting denim No 4 & No 7, seaming the aprons down the middle. This will reduce the final price of the apron a bit, when added to the making time which is only 40 minutes less than making than an adult size apron, plus webbing, d-rings and thread.
One of my aprons (ochre No8) was featured on the Folksy blog yesterday! It is a ‘Gifts for Men’ feature selected by Andrew Cunningham East Design. A photo of the brown No10 woodwork apron ais a also in the ad!
The Woodwork Apron No 10 has arrived in the Folksy shop.
It’s been a long process developing this apron, trying to come up with a design that would work for the majority of people’s needs, whether they are a furniture maker, joiner, sculptor or model maker etc. It takes best part of a day to sew, mainly because there’s so much measuring to be done with lots of pockets to make and position.
A bespoke order for Much Ado Books in Sussex, finished and posted off. The apron is a variation on a classic shape, cut a bit wider for extra coverage because they deal with a lot of dusty boxes of old books, they also requested longer ties to tie up at the front. I showed them some diagrams of different colourways and they chose the ochre denim with burgundy colour ties for the men’s size and dark green ties for the smaller women’s size. I used ‘antique bronze’ metal D-rings (for the first time) from U-handbag which worked beautifully for these aprons.
I had a lovely custom job for Sarah Myatt Glass https://folksy.com/shops/SarahMyattGlass last week. A No7 ochre/red with big side pocket (front ones fill with glass bits!) and bigger chest pocket, completed with red stitching! It’s so interesting finding out about how other craftspeople use their materials, and to be able to design aprons that really work for them.