A Bold Apron: The Tina Lou

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She’s a Bold One… Tina Lou.


Just like you.

Finished Apron

And she showered me when I won her Giveaway!

These Bold fabrics that you see?  She sent them to me… among many other things that I’m sure will pop up here as we go along…

And Vintage Inspired Aprons {like Pallet Projects} tickle my fancy…

Turn under edges

And they are easy to make… just cut out a rectangle of fabric and finish the sides edges…

Make two kick pleats

Make a couple of kick pleats…

Reverse side of Kick Pleat

Add a waistband made from two patterns…

Sew on Waistband

Press a hem on each side and fold over with right sides together…

Edges of the Waistband

Then make a seam on the diagonal…

Sew a seam on the diagonal

Turn and press…

Turn waistband

Then fold over the waistband, wrong sides together… but don’t forget to turn the edge of the backside…

fold over waistband

Match up the edges of the waistband and stitch closed…

Fold waistband

Add a bottom ruffle…

Zig Zag the Seams

Fall in love…


Press… with steam…

finished waistband

It’s getting hot up in here, no?

Bottom of Apron


I’m addicted…

Tina Lou

Thank you, Tina Lou… you make a beautiful apron.

Finished Apron

And to honor your spirit of generosity, I’m going to give away this apron…

I know, right…  {choke}

But I made one for myself, so it’s OK.

Pop back over on Thursday for the giveaway where you can enter to win this handmade Vintage Inspired Apron: The Tina Lou!

See you then, my Bold Ones!!!


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  1. I’m coming back to enter. You did the fabric proud, plus Tina has an apron named after her!


    (something amiss? I saw it briefly, but couldn’t get to it, your fav quinoa recipe?)

    1. Thank you, Bliss! Isn’t Tina just so fun?

      Yes, something was totally amiss!!! I got sick and wasn’t able to make it… even though I put it in my MailChimp email! ugh… I’ll be posting it Friday, Lord Willin’ and the Crick don’ rise!!!

  2. I just love this apron Gwen. I really need to get serious and try making one for myself. Sewing and I don’t always get along 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Eileen!

      I love to sew, but I’ve haven’t done very much over the past few years… I hope to get back into it a little bit now!

    1. OH, thank you, Kari! I’ve been working on my Photography with my {sorta} new camera, and I really appreciate your noticing!

      I love when you breeze through… it makes me smile!

  3. I’m so honored, Gwennie!
    I adore this apron- the mixing of the fabric is wonderful and so fun.
    I knew these fabrics would inspire you to create something bold.
    That is one happy apron! Your winner will love it. 🙂

    1. I simply LOVE the fabrics and wanted to Pass It On! You were so generous with your giveaway and I hope I can make someone smile just like you did for me!!!

      I adore you, girlie!!!

    1. Thank you, Jacque! My grandmother always wore aprons like this… I think that is why I love them so much!

  4. I love the fabric! It’s so bright and cheerful! Something we’ve been lacking the last couple of days here in upstate NY. I’ll take rain over snow any day, though! 🙂

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