Introducing My Next Sewing Project…

February 28th, 2012 at 7:30 am . Posted in Sewing Projects .

My next sewing project is (drumroll, please)… a cute apron! Since there’s a bit of backstory, I thought I’d do a specific post dedicated to introducing this project.

I had asked for a cute apron for Christmas, and my hubby shared the idea with multiple people. So on Christmas morning, my parents gave me fabric and an apron pattern as one of their gifts —  a pretty clever gift, actually, since I had just gotten my Brother CS-6000i, and my mom knew I wanted to learn to sew.

Later in the afternoon, my mother-in-law gave me a stylish apron, too.

Image via World Market

I figure it can’t hurt to have more than one, so I’ve forged ahead on the sewing project and worn the super cute World Market apron in the kitchen already.

The sewing pattern is Butterick’s See & Sew B5125, and I’m making Apron A. My mom helped me adjust the pattern quite a bit since its size small is an 8-10, and I’m about a 0-2. We’re also changing it to make the apron reversible since she found two adorable fabrics that work really well together.

The first step was laying out and cutting the fabric, of course, which was actually a sewing lesson in and of itself. I love how the pattern shows you the most economical way to cut the fabric and makes it easy with symmetrical pieces by having you cut the fabric at the fold! I know I sound like such a newbie, but it’s really cool haha.


So I pinned the pattern pieces to the fabric and got them all cut-out and ready to go. This project is much more in depth than the simple pillow and the hemming, so I’ve been working on it in stages as I have time.

I’ll be keeping you updated on my apron progress, but in the meantime: What was the first sewing pattern you used?

4 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Catherine
    Feb 28, 2012 @ 1:08 pm

    Hi Kelly,

    I’ve recently taking up sewing as well, and it looks like we used the very similar apron patterns for our first pattern project! I’m getting into sewing as well, you can find my blog here:
    And the final apron post here:

    Best of luck with the apron and have fun! It was a good experience for me.

    – Catherine


    • Kelly
      Feb 28, 2012 @ 1:33 pm

      Hi Catherine! Thanks so much — your apron looks great!


  2. Neeno
    Feb 29, 2012 @ 7:33 pm

    Super cute! I said I would make an apron this year, but haven’t got around to it yet… can’t wait to see ur apron 😛


    • Kelly
      Feb 29, 2012 @ 9:06 pm

      Thanks, Neeno! I can’t wait to see it finished either lol. Given your skill for making dresses, I’m sure you could sew a fab apron 🙂


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