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Old 10-03-2020, 01:13 PM
 
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I figured some of you may be able to advise me. I want to embroider on some aprons for friends for Christmas. I could make the apron from “scratch” but have no problem purchasing a ready made one and then embroider on it. I want it to be a chef type apron, but see there are some that cross cross in the back and those that loop over the neck and tie at the waistline. Any pros or cons to either? If you have purchased ready made ones can you recommend a place to purchase them or a tried and true pattern? TIA!


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I have only made this apron:

https://someofthisandthat.com/diy-ap...ron-easy-make/

I added a big lined rectangle across the apron and stitched down the center of the rectangle to create two large pockets.

If you are looking for solid colors to show off your embroidery, maybe just purchase. I have no suggestions for where to purchase; sorry. An advantage to sewing the aprons is matching fabrics to the personalities of those to whom you are gifting if that is something that is of interest. Maybe even just the trim? I don't know. Just throwing thoughts out. Good luck! Sounds like great gifts!
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Thanks! I like the idea of adding a pocket to it
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Attached is a PDF of the directions for an apron from an 8th grade teacher I did some field experience with back in 1983 - hence, the dot matrix printing! I found it and scanned it and there must be some schmutz on the scanner glass I didn't notice.
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I found these by asking for plain apron.

https://www.amazon.com/BIGHAS-Adjust...s%2C178&sr=8-5


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Catwoman, I have made hundreds of aprons over the years --- butcher, cross-over, half-apron etc. They all work.
But lately I have bought butcher style aprons from a local restaurant supply company for less than $5 each. They are cotton twill, solid colours. I like the weight and durability. But most of all I like the fact that I can easily applique designs or use fabric paint or decals I have made on my printer. The price is definitely a bonus. I couldn't make an apron for less than $5. Quality fabric is not cheap.

KeyKid, thanks for the Home Ec/Family Studies memories.
I probably have that same pattern on a blue ditto someplace in my basement. along with the ever infamous tote bag project.
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Thanks everyone! I decided to go with a premade one. I found a set of two on Amazon for $11. I figure that is cheap enough to experiment on . If I think the quality is ok, I will order more. I think I might even start wearing one
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