Introduction: Shop Aprons
My daughter and I have a Woodshop.
It's very Cute.
We needed aprons.
Step 1: The Basic Shape
We took measurements of our girths.
I then drew a quick sketch as a guide for her to cut out the skirt and bib for her apron.
She drew her own version based on that, started measuring and cutting.
Step 2: Artistic License
She wanted a contrast between the skirt and bib so that she could add thematic shapes that would pop.
The skirt is made from leather and the bib is a double layer of brown twill.(2 layers, right sides tog. stitched, clipped seams/corners, turned out and pressed)
The pocket is made from the twill and hammer is cut from two shades of brown leather.
She placed everything the way she wanted it and I stitched everything on/together.
We used a soft piece of leather strap, leftover from a handbag, for the neck strap. Sized it with the apron placed against her, and just stitched both ends on for easy on/off.
The belt was made from webbing, sized and fitted with buckles for a no-fuss closure.
Step 3: What Wilma Would Wear
As I looked at my leather pieces, I decided I wanted to keep their natural shapes, so I made my apron to look Flintstone-like. Maybe something that Wilma and Betty would wear while they used their pedal-powered router to fashion some to-die-for earrings.
So I just let the large leather pieces be my guide, stitching and piecing, adding contrast for Art.
I cut out some misshapen but functional pockets.
For my waist ties I used some thin, red leather straps. I really like the color and have so much of it, so it made sense to incorporate it into the apron.
Step 4: The Finished Aprons! Mine.....
Step 5: .... and Hers!
They are very cute, functional and flattering, everything a girl could want in a Woodshop Apron.
This is an easy project and could be done with glue if you don't have a machine capable of stitching leather.