Sewing Vintage Aprons: Classic Aprons for Today's Lifestyle

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9780981976273: Sewing Vintage Aprons: Classic Aprons for Today's Lifestyle
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For decades, smart stylish women have worn different aprons to suit their various needs. They are a must-have in the kitchen and elsewhere. This book brings new life to vintage styled aprons that women of today will find irresistible. Simple and beautiful aprons to sew from your favorite prints. Full aprons, as well as half apron patterns included.

-11 vintage apron patterns
-2 quilted oven-mitt patterns
-Quilted table runner pattern
-Quilted placemat pattern
-Vintage recipes included!

*All patterns are Full-size and are included in the book! No need to enlarge before you begin sewing!

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I have always loved aprons! I remember my mother wearing them when I was a little girl and the excitement I felt when she tied one on me to help her cook. There was something fun and sweet about wearing that big apron. I felt like a big girl and that made me feel just as experienced as my mother. Later, I believed that everything I made tasted better because I was wearing an apron. It was like magic! That magic continued as I became a mother and tied a big apron on my little children. They also felt big and special as they helped me in the kitchen. I so enjoy sharing my history and memories with my children and their children. Passing memories from generation to generation. I see my daughter putting an apron on her 2-year-old son, Ryan, and how much he loves wearing it! As I worked on the aprons for this book, Ryan would said, "I wanna wear it." This puts a big smile on grandma's face. 

My grandmother Evelyn wore an apron all the time. She called it her housecoat. It was so used, that it wore thin, and you could see her blouse underneath. Her housecoat was more of the "cobbler" style, with armholes and snaps or buttons to close the front and two big pockets on either side. I can see it now--such a sweet memory.
My grandmother Sadie wore half aprons most of the time, and sometimes wore a full apron to protect her clothes from cooking. She loved to cook and grew a garden. Her homemade apron became part of her arms and hands as it carried produce from the garden into the house. She was adventurous and made jams, jellies, pickles, etc. Her bread and butter pickles were the best. She even used zucchini and watermelon rinds to make pickles. I'm grateful to have such wonderful memories.
The apron became one of my true joys in life. My children, even as adults, still enjoy cooking and working in the kitchen while they wear their aprons. And they have their favorites, too.
There is something about a vintage apron, how it looks and how it makes you feel. Sewing Vintage Aprons will give you that same experience. Sew an apron for yourself, your family, and friends. Bring back the nostalgia of the past--bring out the inner chef in you as you make your own memories! Get started by making an apron and then wear it while making a peach cobbler (see recipe in back of book) or your family's favorite dessert! Yummm!

About the Author:

Denise Clason has been an artist/designer for over 35 years, selling her creative and beautiful designs to friends and teachers from an early age.  Her designs have been published and licensed in the craft, decorative painting, sewing and quilting industries.  Denise has written 9 books. Her last two books were;  "New Country Quilting," and "Quilted Bags & Totes," Denise will have a NEW book, called, "Sewing Vintage Aprons." It contains 11 aprons designs, as well as, oven mitts, table runner, and placemats & vintage recipes! 


Denise designed and licensed two unique and creative fruit and quilt button lines, called, "Stitchin' up the Pieces" with JHB, International, Inc. Denise is a designer member of The Craft & Hobby Association (CHA). Denise loves to sew, quilt, garden and create art. Please contact her at Denise@DeniseClason.com or visit her website & blog: DeniseClason.com, deniseclason.com/myblog.

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