Welcome to day two of the SoHo Bandana blog tour. Today we are giving away one yard of each print from the SoHo Bandana collection! My friend Amy Barickman, founder of the pattern company Indygo Junction, has designed a new line of vintage inspired bandana fabric, SoHo Bandana.
I’ve known Amy for years, and have loved observing her creative process and projects. Indygo Junction produces stylish patterns for fashion, home decor, and accessories, and of course, aprons. I love apron patterns, and Indygo Junction has a large variety of really cute styles, for both adults and children.
Amy is a vintage style expert and likes to incorporate her vintage aesthetic into contemporary styles for Indygo Junction’s patterns. She has also done this with her new fabric line SoHo Bandana. The prints in this line are classic turned contemporary with the help of bright colors and stylized designs. Although classic bandana red is represented, there is also a clean cream color, a new navy and a fresh green that pops. Looking at all the different styles of Indygo’s apron patterns inspired me to use the border print in navy to recover a ready-made craft apron.
Craft aprons are handy for so many things, but they are a little blah looking. For this project, I started with a soft canvas apron that you can find at any craft store. I measured the width and height of the pockets in front of the apron, and added ½ inch on the two short sides and the bottom, and 1 inch at the top. Those are the measurements I used to cut out the border print piece.
To hem the top of the border print, fold under ½ inch and press. Repeat this step, and pin down the length of the hem. Machine stitch using a ¼” seam allowance. Press.
Fold under and press ½” along the two short sides and long bottom. Lay the border print wrong side down on the right side of the apron. Line the fabric up with the pockets on the front, matching side edges and bottom. Pin.
Topstitch around the two short sides and bottom using a ¼” seam allowance. Press. Now, let’s make some pockets! Turn the apron wrong side up and make note of the stitching lines where the original pockets are. Pin the fabric along these lines. I used pink pins to note where the border print fabric ends. Stitch along these lines to the top of the border print. Press. Because you are covering the pockets on the apron, you double your storage space!
Voila! You have a cute craft apron that has many pockets for all of your tools…no matter what project you are working on!
Would you like to make a SoHo Bandana apron for yourself? Well you can! Take a look through the SoHo Bandana video below which highlights SoHo in different fashion, home decor and accessory projects.
Leave a comment about which project you like best, and you’ll be entered to win!
Also, Indygo Junction is hosting a National Sewing Month Giveaway, and you can enter today to win fabric, notions, patterns, sewing room furniture and a Singer One+ sewing machine! Enter the NSM Giveaway using Rafflecopter below!