Aprons with a vintage feel

Aprons are lovely, especially if they have a vintage feel. I was thinking the other day what else I could make for the markets, and I decided on aprons. They have become the newest addition to my market stall.

These aprons have a pocket. I think it is always good to have a pocket in an apron, comes in very handy for putting things in. For me that would be tissues but useable for other things as well.

This apron is made from a vintage French linen tea towel, it is a very big tea towel so was perfect for this project. I added a vintage doily to the front, red grosgrain ribbon and made a pocket with another tea towel. I love the stripes on the side of it. This one is not lined but the linen is so thick I didn’t think it needed to be. I love the vintage look and feel of this (of course!). It is displayed here perfectly on my dolly.

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This next apron is actually the first one I made. I had some fabric that I had bought ages ago (because I loved it) with no special project in mind. I know a lot of sewers will relate to that. Anyway, I was looking through my stash found it and thought “aprons”. I have used a heavy canvas fabric as the lining for this one and also the ties. I added some gorgeous cream lace to the top and the edge of the pocket.  The third picture shows the reverse of the apron. I just love how it turned out.

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You can buy these aprons from my market stall or on Etsy for just $15 each. My next market is at Morningside on 23 Feb (The Mummy Tree Markets) and the one after that is at Handmade Redcliffe, Humpybong State School, Margate, Qld.