I’ve sold few pre-made seamstress aprons, but I think I’ve only sold one to someone who actually sews. If someone knew how to sew, they’d just make one themselves, right? I think most of the ladies who have purchased my aprons have been scrapbookers. The last one that I sold on Etsy was to Melanie. Melanie is an avid scrapbooker and THE absolute friendliest person I have ever met in blogland. Melanie is a well-published scrapper who teaches scrapbooking classes. She told me she was also looking for an over-the-head apron with big pockets to hold all her scrapping supplies: adhesives, inks, paints, pens and more. So this week I’ve been working on a prototype.
This apron has an adjustable neck strap, fabric ties around the waist, 2 slanted pockets, 2 boxy pockets for glue and paint bottles, 2 flat pockets that can hold some paper and 2 long pockets behind all the stuff in the front to hold whatever other scrappy things you might want to carry around with you. There is also a hook in the back to hang your paper cutter from, a 12×12 zipper pouch to carry your large scrapbooking paper, a dowel to hang all your ribbons and scrapping fibers, as well as a baby carrier for your precious little one. I also fashioned a hat with pockets to hold up to 14 paper punches, and a fanny pack that if worn toward the back can hold up to 40 plastic templates, if you are willing to not sit down. Okay, everything after the first sentence is a joke, of course. It’s just so funny because I used to stamp and the mountain of supplies it takes to scrapbook and stamp is just mind-boggling!
I found some nice plain ticking for the back that is sturdy, but still soft. The trick is going to be making the pockets sturdy without using interfacing, because in my experience, interfacing doesn’t wash that well. Any thoughts? I want to make another one soon, maybe with some pompoms across the bottom and some other cute trims.