Summer Sewing :: Craft Apron

Summer Sewing Contest at ELQ

I’m excited to be sharing my craft apron today for the Summer Sewing Contest at Ellison Lane Quilts!

I’m going to be teaching sewing classes this summer and working part-time at a creative co-op called Collective.

I wanted to make an apron to wear while I’m working so that I could keep my cell phone nearby for checking on my kiddos, business cards, a pen, etc.

It needed lots of pockets and apparently ruffles too!  I seem to have an addiction to ruffles lately (mostly due to my ruffler foot).

The apron has 8 functional pockets and I designed it so that the criss-cross allows for a variation in depth.

There is one deep enough that I could carry a pair of scissors or a rotary cutter and one shallow enough for a piece of gum.

I added a little apple applique and an embroidered ‘L’ (channeling my inner Laverne & Shirley) and extra long ties so that I could tie in the front.

I look forward to being able to wear it this summer, thank you Jen for the motivation to kick off my summer sewing!

There’s been lots of inspiring projects already and more to come, so be sure to visit the other bloggers Jennifer has gathered.



Summer Sewing Contest at ELQ


I hope you’ll get out your sewing to-do list and join in the fun.   Here are the details for the contest with prizes too!


1. Sew something fun for summer in one of these 4 categories:

  • Quilts
  • Home Decor
  • Clothing
  • Bags & Accessories
You may enter one item in each category.
2. Link up your entry at Ellison Lane Quilts:  June 10-17.
3. Finalists are chosen in each category: June 18
4. Voting Begins: June 18- June 23
5. Winners announced: June 26


The Prizes:
The winner of each category will receive a $100 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop.

A randomly chosen winner in each category will win a Fat Quarter Bundle of fabric from Westminster Fibers / Free Spirit Fabric.


A wild card winner will be chosen by Jennifer’s husband and will receive a $25 gift certificate to The Intrepid Thread.


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  • Jeannie

    This is just super adorable!!! I love your ruffles!!!ReplyCancel

  • shirley

    I like it.. girl !ReplyCancel

  • Your ruffle fabric looks *exactly* like some Martha Stewart sheets I have. Which I am now feeling the urge to repurpose. Which would give me an excuse to buy new sheets, right? (My husband just LOVES this train of thought. LOL.)ReplyCancel

    • LOL, they *are* repurposed Martha Stewart sheets! I say break out the scissors!!!


  • SO many sew alongs going on lately!!! I have been sufficated by a couple projects (he he) and well…oh my..what to do what to do..not enough time for me to do all these…I WILL try though! and I LOVE RUFFLES too!!! wicked cute apron..GOOD JOB!!! (of course you always do a good job!!!) A+++

  • I LOVE ruffly aprons, and that apple and pear fabric is one of my all time favourites!ReplyCancel

  • Oh I so need one!!ReplyCancel

  • This apron is genius, Lindsey!! I absolutely love it!ReplyCancel

  • Karen

    That is adorable! I have some of the apples and pear fabric and may have to make one for myself!ReplyCancel

  • FABULOUS! love it! I haven’t start with my project yet 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kit Little

    Very cute apron, Lindsey!ReplyCancel

  • So cute!!! Love the ruffles!ReplyCancel

  • Charity Reesor

    Very cute! Love the different pocket depths! Super creative. 😉ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey, the apron is super cute! Love that Alexander Henry Fabric. And the ruffles are a great touch. Nicely done.ReplyCancel

  • susan m jensen

    Aprons I love and this one is just perfect. Like pockets soooooo nice one .ReplyCancel

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