Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Timeless Treasures Fabric Giveaway & Two Sweet Reversible Apron



I've got double the goodies for you today - a brand new tutorial and a fabric giveaway to go with it.  Check out these adorable Baking Bunnies prints & matching solids from Timeless Treasures.  They have such fabulous spring colors and designs.  And just in time for Easter with those cute bunnies!  

I'm going to show how to make them into my retro-style, double look, Two Sweet Reversible Apron AND give you a chance to win all these fabrics for yourself!!



Let's start with how to make the Two Sweet Reversible Apron and then onto the giveaway!

You'll Need:
- 1 yd Timeless Treasures Cooking Utensils White 
- 1/2 yd Timeless Treasures Soho Solid Breeze
- 1/4 yd each of Timeless Treasures Baking Bunnies YellowBaking Bunnies Cupcakes 
- 1/4 yd each of Timeless Treasures Soho Solids Canary and Ice
- Sewing notions (yardstick, rotary cutter/shears, pins, iron)

Cut the following strips:
From the Breeze cut (2 sash) 4 inch high by 44 inch wide, (2 waistband) 4 inch high by 22 inch wide and (1 neckband) 3 inch high by 21 inch wide pieces.

From the Canary cut (1) 3 inch high by 44 inch wide 
From the Cupcake cut (1) 6 inch high by 44 inch wide 
From the Ice cut (1) 3 inch high by 44 inch wide 
From the Utensils cut (1) 5 inch high by 44 inch wide 
From the Baking Bunnies cut (1) 7 inch high by 44 inch wide 

Cut the following main pieces:
From Cooking Utensils, cut (1) 19 inch high by 44 inch wide rectangle and (2) rectangles 12 inches high by 11 inches wide for the top portions.  For the top pieces, round off the top corners and sides using a plate or bowl.


Stitch together all the strips lengthwise with a 1/2 inch seam allowance.  Add the waistband strip at the top and then the top portion above that.  Press down the seams.  



Fold in half and use a yardstick to create the angle sides (basically make the bottom edge 5 inches wider than the waistband) and cut.

Fold the neckband strip (the 3 inch by inch piece) in half lengthwise, with right sides facing, and sew together one short end and along the length and turn right side out.  Press & topstitch, then pin and baste along top of apron like this, with about 5 inches between the ends:

Make the other side of the apron with a 22 inch wide strip of Breeze, the remaining top and the 19 inch by 44 inch rectangle of Cooking Utensils and stitch & trim together as done previously:

Now take the sash pieces and stitch together around the length sides and one short end, but make the short end diagonal to create a point.  Trim, turn, press and topstitch:

Line up the raw ends of the sash pieces with the raw ends of the waistband on one of the aprons and baste to hold:

Now at the top of the waistband, the seam allowance was pressed down like this:

Carefully clip into it at the corners where the meets the apron top and then flip them up like this.  Do the same on the other apron.  This creates a seam allowance to sew the two sides together and to avoid catching the sash ties in it while being sewn together.

Pin the two apron sides together (right sides facing) all the way around.  Make sure the sash ties are tucked inside so they won't get caught while sewing around the edges.  Stitch together, leaving a 2 inch gap at the bottom for turning.  Trim around seam allowance, clipping curves and corners and turn right side out.  Press, topstitch to close gap and give a nice finish.

I made my top portion a little too wide & curvy, so I folded the edges inward on one side and stitched them down and sewed some mini pom pom trim over the seams.  I actually like this look even better and it adds a little more interest to that side.

Ta-da!  A fun, baking-themed apron is ready for some tasty kitchen creations and has two sweet ways to wear it:)

Now how about winning these fabrics to make your very own?  



One lucky winner will receive:
- 1 yd Timeless Treasures Cooking Utensils White 
- 1/2 yd Timeless Treasures Soho Solid Breeze
- 1/4 yds each Timeless Treasures Baking Bunnies Yellow & Baking Bunnies Cupcakes 
- 1/4 yd each Timeless Treasures Soho Solids Canary & Ice

That's 2 1/2 total yards of lovely springtime fabrics!


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82 comments:

  1. I love the Matilda collection by Alice Kennedy

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  2. Love the Menswear collection.

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  3. Caprice by Chong-a Hwang - I love blue and white!

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  4. I just love the black and yellow in Taxi by Alice Kennedy. Just beautiful.

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  5. I love the bright and stunning design of Fiesta!!

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  6. I love the illuminations collection.

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  7. This is totally cute and very easy to follow. Great job!

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    1. Thanks so much Mariela! I wanted to make something easy but fun - good luck in the giveaway!!

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  8. I am in love with the ziggy collection

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  9. My favorite fabric collection is Got the Munchies?

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  10. I'm loving the Rock the Flock collection. So cute!

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  11. Oh I like the cooking utensils fabric in any color and the apron pattern.

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  12. What a fun spring apron pattern!

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  13. This is so cute. The fabric and the apron are perfect together.

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  14. this is So cute and I love Bunnies. These bunnies are adorable too. Thanks for the tutorial

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  15. The apron is really cute, and I love the fabrics. Thanks!

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  16. I like Charlotte Blue and Charlotte Spa and Essex. The apron is adorable.

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  17. I really like Tonga! missysaprons@gmail.com

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  18. A cute little apron and an opportune post as I've just signed up for an Apron swap. I really like Scribble by Gail Cadden

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  19. http://www.ttfabrics.com/fabrics/mode-rouge/ I love this. thanks for the chance

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  20. I think the Norman Rockwell prints are fun!

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  21. What a fun little apron! Thanks so much for the wonderful tutorial. I'll be pinning!

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  22. Love the Baby Big Top collection

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  23. Super cute! Thanks for sharing :)

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  24. Love this tutorial...would make great gifts for the ladies in my family. So many nice fabrics to choose from too!

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  25. How adorable! I would love to win these fabrics and use them to make the apron for a friend. She recently graduated from chef school and this would be a real colorful treat for her!!

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  26. This apron is So Springy!! I LOVE it!! We are starting a link up party on Thursdays (today:), and we would love for you to join us with this post and/or any others you would like to include. We are at allthingswithpurpose.com. Hope to see you there!!

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  27. These fabrics are adorable! I've been wanting to do an apron project, and this would be just the thing to get me started.

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  28. So cute! Thanks for the tutorial--I love aprons and this fabric is just adorable.

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  29. I really like Charlotte spa... Your apron is really cute!

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  30. Thank you for the chance to make the apron. You did a good job on the tutorial. 3bakergirlsgo@gmail.com

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  31. I love the Matilda collection. They would make fun bags.

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  32. My favorite collection is Matilda. Thanks for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  33. I really like the Cats and Dogs collection!

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  34. Super cute. I pinned this to my apron board on Pinterest:)
    http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/03/brilliant-2013.html

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  35. Love the ziggy collection

    Emily
    Emilyannogle@yahoo.com

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  36. the menswear collection is my favorite!

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  37. i love the collection that you have showing above. i am already a follower on google.

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  38. Cute apron! I have wanted to make myself one for a while now. And I love that this one is reversible!

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  39. Cheryl, you are just brilliant!! That is the cutest apron! Please don't add my name to the fabric drawing, I'd rather someone who wants to make that apron win it, but I love the wonderful tutorial for making it! I actually read it all...yes I do that..like recipes...you know that's fun!! The clipped piece that attaches the blue tie to the top piece is such a great tidbit of info..I'm sure I can use it for other projects where I try to add a long and a short piece together!
    Thanks so much for sharing your brilliant apron with us for the party!
    Blessings,
    Doni

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  40. I like the fabric collection Geek Chic

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  41. FB fan as Kathy Newsom Davis.
    Kathy Davis
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  42. I love ALL of Geek Chic! Totally my type of fabric!

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  43. Such a lovely apron, Cheryl!Thanks for sharing the great tutorial! I love Desserts by Wendy Bentley so adorable!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  44. The apron is so cute, thanks for a great giveaway!

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  45. The design and fabrics in this apron are really pretty. Makes me want to bake cupcakes! I also love the April in Paris fabric at TT.
    That makes me want to take a trip to France!!!!!

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  46. I wear an apron every time I cook! This one is terrific. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

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  47. Probably the geek chic, because I am definitely one myself!

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  48. Love Got the Munchies!
    Ellen Barth

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  49. The apron is adorable and the fabric is to die for! Thanks for the giveaway

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  50. I love Back to School! That is a great collection and as a teacher I think I need a quilt made out of this to hang in my classroom, or to use in the reading corner.

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  51. I love that apron! I was just thinking that I need a good apron, so this might be just the project for me.

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  52. I really like the woodland scene. It looks so cute, but at the same time, it looks a little retro

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  53. Thanks for linking up to the Show & Tell party at Gingerly Made. You have been featured! http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/03/show-tell-features-and-giveaway-winner.html

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  54. Thank you for hosting your party. I have posted my Easter Dress. Somehow I ended up here for the giveaway. Thank you for keeping people sewing with all your ideas.
    http://www.thelostapron.com/2013/03/easter-dress.html

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  55. These aprons look great. Love that they are reversible and the fabrics are darling

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  56. Love your apron, thanks for sharing it with us at Creative Mondays :)

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  57. Your apron was featured at this week's Off the Hook! Thanks so much for linking up.

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  58. I love Back To School and Dat in the Park. Thanks! :) Great tute too!

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  59. Patriotic!!!! omg they have a huge selection!

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  60. Tonga Mocha Kiss has to be my hands down favorite! What a beautiful collection of fabric.

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  61. The ziggy collection is cute!! Such a great giveaway!! Thanks for the chance!!

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  62. oh my your fabric and apron are adorable!!! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations....You are being featured tomorrow at my spring projects round up. I would love for you to put my featured button on this post :o)
    http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/03/springprojects.html

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  63. Featuring today on Creative Mondays :) love these. Thanks for linking up with us last week...

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  64. Totally beautiful and such a great tutorial! Thank you for sharing this in our Crafty Showcase! We love that you share with us. Your projects are inspiring!

    Susie @Bowdabra / SusieQTpies Cafe

    http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/03/16/crafty-showcase-link-up-anything-fun-in-the-craft-project-linky-5/

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  65. Cheryl, this is super cute! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  66. This is such a cute apron!!! Thanks for linking up this post to The Best Blog Recipe’s Weekend re-Treat #7!

    I know I’m running a little bit behind in pinning but I wanted to stop by and pin your image to My Link Parties Craft/DIY & Recipe Boards while I was here.

    Hope to see you link up again at the party this weekend!

    Shauna
    http://thebestblogrecipes.blogspot.com/
    http://ready2loseweight.blogspot.com/

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  67. You can't have too many aprons. Trust me.

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