Sunday, November 8, 2009

Holiday Sewing


Bring on the holidays! No, not yet? What--you're not ready? DH and I went Christmas shopping and we are D.O.N.E. !! I try to have the shopping done by Thanksgiving.

I don't do a lot of holiday type sewing, but I like to have a "little something" for a couple of ladies. This year it's aprons. I made the 4-Corners Apron from Vanilla House Designs.

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This is Sewing 101. The apron is lined with the co-ordinating fabric. The public side has trim around two edges. Two large squares sewn together. Add straps at the neckline and waist. I used a religious-themed cotton fabric for the right side, and found a dotted print for the reverse side and trim. I think the recipients will appreciate the fabric choice. Ease-peasy. I will make another, probably tomorrow.

And then, I am finished with holiday gifts. The day after Thanksgiving, while people are out shopping in droves, I will be at home, hopefully in my sewing room, enjoying the day. Or-perhaps wrapping gifts!

Tomorrow I will pack my gear for the Felted Wool Jacket class on Tuesday and Wednesday. I'm looking forward to two days of fun!

12 Talk to me:

Sharon said...

Are you kiddin' me? You're really D.O.N.E. with your Christmas shopping? Well, all I can say is that I am J.E.A.L.O.U.S. as I've barely begun to even think about the holidays!

Kristine said...

I have 1 item purchased... only 2 dozen left to go! I hear ya about day after Thanksgiving sales, you will never find me out there!

KID, MD said...

Wow! I haven't even started thinking about Thanksgiving! That is awesome.

Cindy said...

I love aprons! Making them and wearing one!! I just started to think about Christmas this weekend. We have two birthdays before christmas so it always delays my shopping!

kbenco said...

You are so organized. I love your aprons. I think I just found something to make for gifts. Thanks!

Trudy Callan said...

You know how much I love aprons. This is a very pretty apron.

Cindy said...

I'm buying a gift a week and only have a few so far. I'm trying not to break the bank like I did last year :)
I'm loving the apron. What an easy project for a first time student! I may have to use this one.
Enjoy your sewing moments!

julia said...

Oh you are too smart! I'm still working on my grands Christmas clothing. I need to finish by tomorrow. I have a very busy day Wed. I'm taking the clothing to the ones up North this weekend. Then, I've got a trunk show the next week. Then, its Thanksgiving, at my house. Then, It is Christmas programs at church. Then, its trying to figure out a trip out West to see that daughter and her family. Shopping? Probably the week before the big day. I don't do too much anyway.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Oh my goodness, DONE???? I haven't even begun to contemplate holiday gifts.

Uta said...

Now this is something to aspire to! But no matter when I start on the gifts, I'm never finished, because I keep thinking I'll find something better, or "there's time, let's make a little something extra"... I guess the error is in my system!

window dressing said...

Your so right about getting the shopping done early. I always leave my shopping for the last minute and the crowds get me so stressed. Love the aprons by the way!!!

Linda T said...

DH and I collect things all year so there is less to do now. We have to sort it all now to see who we need to buy for yet. I am making a bathrobe for my 4-year old Grandson. I hope to have it done today. My family doesn't expect their gifts until after Christmas since I have trouble getting things shipped. I hope to get things done earlier this year.

Love your apron! Anyone would love to receive something that nice!

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