“American Pie” Apron


As a member of the CRESCENDOh Design Team, I get the opportunity to play with stamps and kits in exchange for sharing the projects I create – such fun!  I recently had the pleasure of making an apron from an Apron of My Eye kit (American Pie), and love the results.  I hadn’t sewn since making a pillow in home economics when I was in the 7th grade, but took this kit along to a first sewing lesson and was able to complete the apron with guidance from my sewing teacher – fellow Design Team member Cynthia Shaffer.  I’d planned out my design before heading over, and just needed to do the actual sewing.


I love this apron kit for multiple reasons.  First of all, the fabrics included in each kit are a bit different, so no two aprons will ever be exactly alike.  Second, I was able to lay out the apron’s design myself so it’s perfectly suited to me.  For example, I’m a big fan of symmetry; I was able to make my apron beautifully symmetrical.  I also opted not to include a pocket, but did include a decorative four-square panel front and center.  And finally, because this project doesn’t require complete precision and is supposed to be a bit more funky it’s well suited to multiple skill levels.


Virtually everything I needed was included in the kit.  All I pulled from my personal stash was thread and five buttons (though three buttons were included in the kit).  Nice!  I had ten fabric squares and a few bits of trim left over – because I opted not to include them in my design – and have tucked them into my stash of art supplies for future use.  I look forward to wearing this darling apron, though it’s almost too cute to use!


I hope you have a great day, and a wonderful weekend!

Warm regards,

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  1. Posted May 12, 2011 at 9:41 am by Katherine Regier | Permalink

    Fun! Fun! Fun! I have been on an apron making binge lately. They’re quick, you can use up bits of fabrics, you can dress’em up or down and everyone needs one!
    Please use yours…. when my Grandma died, she had a whole drawer of lovely, handmade and embroidered aprons, all beautifully starched and folded and totally unused. It seemed sad to me not to have had that beauty in her everyday life of cooking and cleaning.

  2. Posted May 12, 2011 at 10:22 am by Ellen | Permalink

    I love it; so vibrant and fun! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation. I haven’t made one, yet….but would like to~

  3. Posted May 12, 2011 at 2:50 pm by Evette Rice | Permalink

    Love the apron!!!

  4. Posted May 12, 2011 at 8:04 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Thanks! I’m glad you like it. I wish I’d taken a photo of the kit components before I designed and assembled it. It would’ve been fun to have a “before” and “after”.

  5. Posted May 12, 2011 at 8:07 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Thank you for your comment – I like it, too. I was surprised at how well it turned out since it was made during my first sewing lesson in over twenty years!

  6. Posted May 12, 2011 at 8:08 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Thank you – so glad you like it! I’m with you – I’m a big believer in using our nice things – not waiting for someday…

  7. Posted May 15, 2011 at 3:58 pm by Debbie Metti | Permalink

    Cute apron, Mel…you can wear it while baking your yummy treats!

  8. Posted May 15, 2011 at 6:04 pm by Melody | Permalink

    I’m glad you like my apron. Will do – that’s a great idea! 😮