Every fabric has its own beauty and personality; how you combine them in a project gives you an unlimited number of wonderful end results. That's the idea behind our R&R series: re-imagine and renovate a classic design in order to come up with a whole new look. This week, we picked four of our favorites and applied a coordinating color theme: indigo. For today's project, we adapted the original clean white lines of our hardworking half apron and deepened its soul with indigo.
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Our apron base fabric is EcoTwill in Navy from Fabric.com with pocket band and waist tie accents in Indigo Magic Beans from the Pezzy Prints collection by American Jane for Moda Fabrics, provided by Fat Quarter Shop.
To Re-imagine & Renovate your own craft apron, go to the original tutorial:
Hints and Tips
Looking for more information on blending, mixing and matching? Check out these tutorials:
And make sure you catch our monthly Love That Fabric features, like last month's look at Crazy Love by Jennifer Paganelli for Free Spirit Fabrics. These articles are a great way to get a glimpse of some of our favorite fabric trends.