Getting the novelty prints out of my system…

I found these chicken and egg contrasting fabrics at Pacific Fabrics and since I have chickens, I had to get them!

My first apron!

The instructions came from the book, Sew and Stow. I found it on the clearance rack at Pacific Fabrics.

I had a yard of each fabric and had to decide what pieces I wanted in each fabric. I also wanted to make bias tape out of each one, so I had to consider both of those factors when figuring out my cutting layout. I ended up with a lot of extra bias tape in each fabric. Maybe I will use it for something else. A matching oven mitt and potholder?

This was my first time making bias tape and I was a bit intimidated. This book has really great instructions for making bias tape, so it was way easier than I thought it would be. It even has instructions on how to make one continuous strip of bias tape, where you sew it before you cut it. That part was a little confusing for me, but I love short cuts, so I had to try it. I got it to work perfectly the first time, but not the second time (not all of it was sewn together). Even when I screwed it up it still saved me some time, so I will keep trying that method.

I thought I was so creative and then I saw this:

 Butterick B5765

Ha ha! Oh well. Mine’s better anyway, right?

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