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DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Idea: Aprons


We here at Britex have one last Valentine’s gift idea for you. The people over at Momtastic put together instructions for a lovely heart pocket apron that requires less than a yard of canvas fabric. Come check out what we still have in stock! Gems like the popart cotton pictured above won’t last long.


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Decades of Style Aprons – Alex

Mother’s Day will arrive Sunday, May 9th, and Alex made these delicious aprons as gifts to special mothers from Decades of Style pattern #2802 1928 One-yard Bias Cut “Flapper” Apron. This wonderful apron is the answer to the question, “what can you make out of 1 yard of fabric?” It is cut on the bias and is designed to be made from a 36” square of fabric. The drape is great and it fits everyone. Alex made one apron with fabric covered in humongous chocolate covered strawberries and trimmed cheery polka dots, and the other apron with a more laid-back coffee theme print. Mothers have been internationally revered with a celebratory day beginning with ancient Greece’s late March festival to Cybele, to Anna Jarvis’s 1912 proclamation of declaring the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day in the U.S. Why don’t you commemorate the fabulous mothers in your life with a hand-made present?

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Day of the Dead Apron

This apron created in Day of the Dead cotton by Mary has heart-shaped pockets, and hand-made contrasting bias tape trim. It will keep you splatter-free as you cook pigs in a blanket and baked Alaska for your next shindig! Hum along to “A Taste of Honey” by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass while doing the samba in your groovy apron! Cotton fabric can be found on the 2nd floor (please call ahead to verify specific fabrics).
apron by Mary

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